African Studies News and Events
Les Cafés Féministes: Nigel Lezama | Splendeurs et misères de la femme noire dans la culture hip-hop
Nigel Lezama, professeur agrégé au département de langues, littératures et cultures modernes à l’université Brock offrirera une conférence sur les splendeurs et les misères de la femme noire dans la culture hip-hop.
Conférence en français, suivie d’une période de questions bilingue.
Café et collations seront offerts.
Nigel Lezama, assistant professor in the Department of Modern Languages, Literatures and Cultures at Brock University will give a lecture on the splendours and miseries of black women in hip-hop culture.
The conference will be held in french followed by a bilingual question period.
Coffee and snacks will be provided.
Date: Thursday, November 14, 2019 at 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM EST
Venue: FSS 4004, uOttawa 55 Laurier Ave E, Ottawa, Ontario K1N 6N5
See more information here.
Carleton Events with Filmmaker and Artist Filipa César
Carleton University invites you to a series of Carleton based events with Portuguese artist and filmmaker Filipa César, events that are only possible through the generous support of the Goethe Institute (Montreal), The Centre for Transnational Cultural Analysis (Carleton) and Knot Project Space (SAW Video).
a) The Carleton Cine-Club will present a screening of the award winning film, Spell Reel (2017),
A collectively authored film that is assembled by Filipa César, on Friday November 15th, 6pm, in room 100, St. Patrick’s Building. This event is free and open to the public. Room 100 is a large space, so please feel free to invite others. A description of the film can be found here: https://www.spectre-productions.com/en/catalogue/spell-reel
Date: Friday, November 15, 2019 at 6:00pm
Venue: 100, St. Patrick’s Building, Carleton University Ottawa, Ontario K1S 5B6
b) Working with the Archive: A Conversation Between Filipa César, Professor Laura Horak and Professor Aboubakar Sanogo
All three panelists will discuss their respective experiences and challenges involved in working with archival materials. This event is free and open to the public. Please feel free to invite others who may be interested.
Date: Thursday, November 21, 2019 at 2:30pm – 4:30pm
Venue: AVRC 460, St. Patrick’s Building, Carleton University Ottawa, Ontario K1S 5B6
Sudan sits at the crossroads of Sub-Saharan Africa and the Middle East. For most of the country’s independent history it has been beset by conflict. Under the terms of a peace agreement in 2005, the mostly non-Muslim and black African south split from the Muslim and Arab-dominated north, forming the Republic of South Sudan in 2011. The secession of South Sudan induced multiple economic shocks. The resulting consumer price inflation and economic decline triggered violent protests in September 2013 that flared up again in December 2018. These popular uprisings resulted in the ousting of longstanding President Omar al-Bashir by the military in April, and the formation of a new government under Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok as part of a three-year power-sharing agreement between the military, civilian representatives and protest groups.
Join our panel of experts who will help answer these questions and clarify the latest developments within a broader historical context:
- Dr. John Goodman, Associate Director for Africa of the Conflict Resolution Program at The Carter Center, an organization founded by former U.S. President and Nobel Laureate Jimmy Carter and his wife, Rosalynn, to help prevent and resolve conflicts, enhance freedom and democracy, and improve health
- Professor Tag Elkhazin, Adjunct Professor, Institute of African Studies, Carleton University
- Professor Barayni, Professor, School of International Development and Global Studies, University of Ottawa
- Professor Logan Cochrane (moderator), Assistant Professor, Carleton University, and an Adjunct Professor, Hawassa University, Ethiopia (Institute of Policy and Development Research)
Date: Tuesday, November 19, 2019 | 5:00 pm
Venue: Hilton Garden Inn Ottawa Downtown 361 Queen Street, Monsella A/B room, Ottawa (Ontario) K1R 0C7
(across the street from the Lyon O-Train East station)
Parking options: Underground with elevator to the hotel, or across the street for a flat rate of 6$ starting at 5pm.
Postdoctoral Researcher – Voices from the Civil Conflict in Cameroon
University of Oxford – Faculty of Law
Salary: £32,817 p.a., Grade 7
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Closes: 29th November 2019
Job Ref: 143726
Faculty of Law, St Cross Building, St Cross Road, Oxford
Dr Roxana Willis and Barrister Mbinkar Caroline are looking for a full-time researcher to co-design a project to examine the ongoing civil conflict in Cameroon, West Africa. This project is funded by the University of Oxford’s Global Challenges Research Fund, provided as a block grant to the University by Research England. The project is administered by the Faculty of Law, University of Oxford.
The successful candidate will manage their own academic research and administrative activities; co-ordinate multiple aspects of work to meet deadlines; adapt existing and develop new research methodologies and materials; conduct qualitative empirical research: semi-structure interviews, by skype, with for example, people who have been displaced, lawyers and politicians; prepare working theories and analyse qualitative data from a variety of sources; contribute ideas for new research projects and support the development of research grant applications.
Applicants should hold, or be close to completion of, a PhD/DPhil together with relevant qualitative research experience; possess sufficient specialist knowledge in the discipline to work within established research programmes; have excellent organisational skills and the ability to manage their own academic research and associated activities; ability to coordinate a research team and previous experience of contributing to publications/presentations.
Applicants from the wider social sciences are encouraged to apply, and applicants with training in anthropology are of interest. Researchers with experience or connections to Africa are particularly welcome.
This is a full-time, fixed-term post for 12 months.
You will be required to upload a CV and supporting statement as part of your on line application. Please note shortlisted candidates will be asked to submit a piece of written work, maximum 10,000 words, which can either be a peer-reviewed published piece of work or draft article or chapter.
The closing date for applications is midday on Friday November 29, 2019. Interviews will be held week commencing 9 or 16 December 2019.
See more information and how to apply here.
CONCERT: Djely Tapa
Born to an illustrious line of Malian griots, singer Djely Tapa lights up the stage with a repertoire that floats between Sahelian atmospheres, blues and electronic music. Her new album, Barokan, is both a reflection of her musical identity and a stunning tribute to women and Africa.
With her high-pitched voice, smouldering flow and elegant gestures, Djely Tapa is a distinguished vocalist. In May 2019, she was named Radio-Canada’s World Music Revelation for 2019–2020.
See more information here.