African Diversities Colloquium Winter 2015/16

African Diversities Colloquium

All meetings take place from 16:30 to 18:00, at Hermann-Föge-Weg 12.


The African Diversities Colloquium provides an interdisciplinary forum for the critical engagement of research which intersects with the theme of African diversities, broadly conceived. The Colloquium seeks to forge a community of scholars of Africa from across a number of institutions, including the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Religious and Ethnic Diversity, the Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology at the University of Göttingen, other departments of the University of Göttingen, and beyond. We welcome participants and presenters from a range of academic backgrounds, including anthropology, geography, history, migration studies, and political science. Bi-monthly meetings discuss pre-circulated works-in-progress, research papers, presented by doctoral students, post-docs, faculty members, and invited guest speakers. All papers and discussions are in English.

Monday 9 November 2015
Sabine Mohamed
Negotiating Ethiopia’s ‘ethnic citizenship’ in everyday Addis Ababa


Monday 23 November 2015
Samuel Mhajida
Growing up in a community in transition to oblivion: Memories of my pastoral boyhood in Central Tanzania, 1979-1993


Monday 7 December 2015
Patrick Hoenig
Congolais debout fierement partout: Mobile gender courts in Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo


Monday 11 January 2016
Richard Hölzl
Arrested circulation. Catholic missionaries, anthropological knowledge and the politics of cultural difference in Germany and East Africa, 1880-1914


Monday 25 January 2016
Leonie Newhouse
Seeking the uncertain: Possible futures and everyday hedging in Juba, South Sudan


Monday 8 February 2016
Peter Kankonde Bukasa
Documentary projection: One day in my shoes