Pilot African Postgraduate Academy (PAPA) at Point Sud, Bamako, Mali

Gerda Henkel Foundation accords 973.000 Euro to Goethe University to build up an academy of postdocs coming from seven francophone African countries Prof. Mamadou Diawara from Goethe University and Prof. Elisio Macamo from the University of Basel jointly received funding from Gerda Henkel Foundation for the creation of a Pilot African Postgraduate Academy (PAPA) based […]

MIASA Point Sud Summer School

Please find attached our call for application for the MIASA/Network Point Sud Summer School on “Intra-Regional Migration in Africa” which will take place from the 23rd-28th May 2019 at the University of Ghana in Accra. This summer school will be hosted by the Centre for Migration Studies and the Institute of African Studies at the […]

Care in Crisis – Ethnographic Perspectives of Humanitarianism

22. – 24.2. 2018 , Mainz This conference introduces the notion of care into studies of humanitarianism. Care is a social activity produced by combinations of intimate and institutional practices. All of us need to be cared for, but care requirements are revealed more starkly and are often amplified in moments of acute need or […]

New EU project TU Darmstadt: A Global History of Technology, 1850 – 2000

In October, 2017, a new research project will commence: “A Global History of Technology, 1850-2000” (www.global-hot.eu). Project leader is Professor Mikael Hård at Darmstadt University of Technology (TU Darmstadt). The five-year undertaking is funded by the European Research Council (ERC). Its main task is to investigate the fate of technology in the Global South—Africa included. […]