22. Jänner 2018

 19. Jänner 2018

 18. Jänner 2018

 18. Jänner 2018

 16. Jänner 2018

 15. Jänner 2018

 11. Jänner 2018

Lecture Series Winter Term 2017
Housing for workers (and others) in African cities

Within the lecture series entitled Housing for workers (and others) in African cities held this semester at the Department of African Studies, University of Vienna, we have four established scholars as guest speakers. 

Thursdays, 15:00-17:00; Department of African Studies, Seminar Room 1

Come and join one of the lectures:

Invited guests

Luce Beeckmans, Ghent University, Belgium, Department of Architecture and Urban Planning
30 November 2017, Topic: The city about to dissolve. The SICAP neighborhoods of Dakar: past, present, future

Cristina Udelsmann Rodrigues, The Nordic Africa Institute, Uppsala, Sweden
07 December 2017, Topic: Configuring the living environment in mining areas in Angola: contestations between mining companies, workers, local communities and the state

Robert Home, Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge, Land Management
14 December 2017, Topic: Worker housing in colonial and postcolonial Africa: Legal history and field research from South Africa, Kenya, Zambia and Nigeria

Garth Myers, Trinity College, Hartford, Urban International Studies
11 January 2018, Topic: Hybridity and Transversal Linkages in Tanzanian Architecture and Urban Planning

 9. Jänner 2018

 14. Dezember 2017

 14. Dezember 2017

Lecture Series Winter Term 2017
Housing for workers (and others) in African cities

Within the lecture series entitled Housing for workers (and others) in African cities held this semester at the Department of African Studies, University of Vienna, we have four established scholars as guest speakers. 

Thursdays, 15:00-17:00; Department of African Studies, Seminar Room 1

Come and join one of the lectures:

Invited guests

Luce Beeckmans, Ghent University, Belgium, Department of Architecture and Urban Planning
30 November 2017, Topic: The city about to dissolve. The SICAP neighborhoods of Dakar: past, present, future

Cristina Udelsmann Rodrigues, The Nordic Africa Institute, Uppsala, Sweden
07 December 2017, Topic: Configuring the living environment in mining areas in Angola: contestations between mining companies, workers, local communities and the state

Robert Home, Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge, Land Management
14 December 2017, Topic: Worker housing in colonial and postcolonial Africa: Legal history and field research from South Africa, Kenya, Zambia and Nigeria

Garth Myers, Trinity College, Hartford, Urban International Studies
11 January 2018, Topic: Hybridity and Transversal Linkages in Tanzanian Architecture and Urban Planning

 12. Dezember 2017

Im Rahmen der Lehrveranstaltung von Prof. Dr. Kirsten Rüther (140219) Lebensgeschichten in Afrika - ein historisch-kritischer Streifzug wird der Friedensaktivist

Victor Ochen (Jg. 1981)
am Dienstag, 12. Dezember 2017, 13.00 Uhr
Seminarraum 1, Institut für Afrikawissenschaften

von seinem Werdegang berichten.

Victor Ochen hat vor dem Hintergrund seiner Kindheitserfahrungen in Uganda eine Jugend- und Friedensorganisation im Norden des Landes gegründet, die sich bis heute um Opfer und Überlebende von Kriegen einsetzt. 2015 wurde er für den Friedensnobelpreis nominiert.
Es wird Gelegenheit geben, mit ihm zu diskutieren.

Alle sind herzlich dazu eingeladen!

 7. Dezember 2017

Dear friends of VAW,

The Vienna African Writers (VAW) Club celebrates the end of another successful year and we cordially invite you to our End Of Year meeting:

When: Thursday, December 7, 2017, 7pm
Where: Department of African Studies, Altes AKH Campus,Court 5, Seminar room 1 (1st floor)

We are looking forward to seeing you there!

Your VAW team

 7. Dezember 2017

Lecture Series Winter Term 2017
Housing for workers (and others) in African cities

Within the lecture series entitled Housing for workers (and others) in African cities held this semester at the Department of African Studies, University of Vienna, we have four established scholars as guest speakers. 

Thursdays, 15:00-17:00; Department of African Studies, Seminar Room 1

Come and join one of the lectures:

Invited guests

Luce Beeckmans, Ghent University, Belgium, Department of Architecture and Urban Planning
30 November 2017, Topic: The city about to dissolve. The SICAP neighborhoods of Dakar: past, present, future

Cristina Udelsmann Rodrigues, The Nordic Africa Institute, Uppsala, Sweden
07 December 2017, Topic: Configuring the living environment in mining areas in Angola: contestations between mining companies, workers, local communities and the state

Robert Home, Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge, Land Management
14 December 2017, Topic: Worker housing in colonial and postcolonial Africa: Legal history and field research from South Africa, Kenya, Zambia and Nigeria

Garth Myers, Trinity College, Hartford, Urban International Studies
11 January 2018, Topic: Hybridity and Transversal Linkages in Tanzanian Architecture and Urban Planning

 6. Dezember 2017

ie.talk: "Zur Vorstellung von (Un)Sichtbarkeit und Diaspora: ‚Kapverdianische' Populärkultur in Lissabon"

Hanna Stepanik
(Institut für Afrikawissenschaften, Universität Wien)

Mittwoch, 06. Dezember 2017, 16:15–17:45 Uhr
Seminarraum IE, Institut für Afrikawissenschaften,Uni Campus Hof 5, Spitalgasse 2, 1090 Wien

Moderation: Bea Gomes
(Institut für Internationale Entwicklung, Universität Wien)

Portugal – und insbesondere die Metropolregion Lissabons – stellt seit der Kolonialzeit einen zentralen Ort für die Migration von den Kapverden dar. Im Zuge dieser Präsentation werden Diasporisierungsprozesse im postkolonialen Kontext Lissabons aus einer intersektionellen Perspektive hinterfragt und dabei auf Batuku, eine kapverdianische populärkulturelle Praktik, fokussiert. In diesem Zusammenhang spielen Debatten rund um Widerstand und/oder Einhegung eine wichtige Rolle. In dieser Hinsicht wird argumentiert, dass diese nicht ohne Berücksichtigung von Diskursen und Verhandlungen rund um ‚Sichtbarkeit’ und ‚Unsichtbarkeit’ stattfinden können.

Veranstaltungsreihe des Instituts für Internationale Entwicklung.


 30. November 2017

Lecture Series Winter Term 2017
Housing for workers (and others) in African cities

Within the lecture series entitled Housing for workers (and others) in African cities held this semester at the Department of African Studies, University of Vienna, we have four established scholars as guest speakers. 

Thursdays, 15:00-17:00; Department of African Studies, Seminar Room 1

Come and join one of the lectures:

Invited guests

Luce Beeckmans, Ghent University, Belgium, Department of Architecture and Urban Planning
30 November 2017, Topic: The city about to dissolve. The SICAP neighborhoods of Dakar: past, present, future

Cristina Udelsmann Rodrigues, The Nordic Africa Institute, Uppsala, Sweden
07 December 2017, Topic: Configuring the living environment in mining areas in Angola: contestations between mining companies, workers, local communities and the state

Robert Home, Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge, Land Management
14 December 2017, Topic: Worker housing in colonial and postcolonial Africa: Legal history and field research from South Africa, Kenya, Zambia and Nigeria

Garth Myers, Trinity College, Hartford, Urban International Studies
11 January 2018, Topic: Hybridity and Transversal Linkages in Tanzanian Architecture and Urban Planning

 Lecture Series Winter Term 2017

Lecture Series Winter Term 2017
Housing for workers (and others) in African cities

Within the lecture series entitled Housing for workers (and others) in African cities held this semester at the Department of African Studies, University of Vienna, we have four established scholars as guest speakers. 

Thursdays, 15:00-17:00; Department of African Studies, Seminar Room 1

Come and join one of the lectures:

Invited guests

Luce Beeckmans, Ghent University, Belgium, Department of Architecture and Urban Planning
30 November 2017, Topic: The city about to dissolve. The SICAP neighborhoods of Dakar: past, present, future

Cristina Udelsmann Rodrigues, The Nordic Africa Institute, Uppsala, Sweden
07 December 2017, Topic: Configuring the living environment in mining areas in Angola: contestations between mining companies, workers, local communities and the state

Robert Home, Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge, Land Management
14 December 2017, Topic: Worker housing in colonial and postcolonial Africa: Legal history and field research from South Africa, Kenya, Zambia and Nigeria

Garth Myers, Trinity College, Hartford, Urban International Studies
11 January 2018, Topic: Hybridity and Transversal Linkages in Tanzanian Architecture and Urban Planning

 22. November 2017

 21. November 2017

 16. November 2017

Dear friends,

We would like to invite you to our upcoming

poetry slam competition

Date: Thursday, 16th November 2017
Time: 7pm
Location: Department of African Studies, Altes AKH Campus, Seminar room 1 (1st floor)

If you would like to take part in the poetry slam, kindly send an e-mail to Anissa Strommer <anissa.strommer@gmail.com >with three poems in advance. As usual, the top three will be rewarded with cash prizes!

Thanks for your attention and see you soon!

Your VAW team


 15. November 2017

 14. November 2017

 10. November 2017

Radiosendung im Rahmen der Sendereihe „Welt im Ohr“ auf ORF Ö1 Campus

AFRIKAWISSENSCHAFTEN: ÜBER 150 JAHRE FASZINATION AFRIKA

SENDETERMIN: Freitag 10.11.17, 20:00-21:00 Uhr

Schon in der Mitte des 18. Jahrhunderts bereisten Neugierige, darunter auch Österreicher,  den afrikanischen Kontinent um diesen zu entdecken, zu beforschen oder zu missionieren. Eine Faszination ging von dem „schwarzen Kontinent“ aus, wenngleich gerade frühe Missionen wenig erfolgreich waren, schrieb doch der Forschungsreisende Sir Samuel White Baker 1867 „von der Missionsstation St. Croix [Heiligenkreuz]/aus/ist kein einziger Mensch zum Christenthume bekehrt worden“.

Heute, gut 150 Jahre später, ist die Forschung und Wissenschaft über Afrika nicht nur Teil vieler unterschiedlicher Fachrichtungen wie der Kultur- und Sozialanthropologie, der Internationalen Entwicklung, der Wirtschaft oder anderer global ausgerichteter Studienprogramme, sondern sie ist zu einer eigenen, auch universitären, Disziplin geworden. In weiten Teilen der Erde gibt es Institute für Afrikawissenschaften, Afrikastudien oder Afrikanistik wenngleich mit unterschiedlicher Ausrichtung.

In dieser Sendung befassen wir uns mit den Afrikawissenschaften per se, ihrer Entstehung – auch im Lichte der kolonialen Vergangenheit – mit Teildisziplinen, der Relevanz in der heutigen Gesellschaft und der Frage was eine/n Afrikawissenschafter/in ausmacht…sofern es diese/n gibt.

GESTALTUNG UND MODERATION: Doris Bauer

GÄSTE:
Dr. Tomi Adeaga, M.A., Institut für Afrikawissenschaften, Universität Wien
Immanuel Harisch, BA BA, Studienassistent am Institut für Afrikawissenschaften, Universität Wien
Mag. Dr. Peter Rohrbacher, Institut für Kultur- und Sozialanthropologie, Universität Wien
Mag. Dr. Arno Sonderegger, Privatdoz. Institut für Afrikawissenschaften, Universität Wien

https://kef-research.at/de/aktuelles/artikel/2017/11/welt-im-ohr-afrikawissenschaften-ueber-150-jahre-faszination-afrika/

http://oe1.orf.at/campus/


 9.-11. November 2017

Workshop: Studying Housing in Interdisciplinary Perspective

9-11 November 2017

Department of African Studies, Seminar Room 1 and 3

We are very pleased to welcome our international cooperation project partners as well as other renowned scholars within the field of housing and urban research to take part in our first research workshop in Vienna. Our participants have a varied academic background and come from eight Universities in three different continents. For more details about participants and selected topics see our workshop program. 

Workshop Program as pdf
Die Vorträge finden alle im Seminarraum 3 statt.


 09. November 2017

 1.-2. November 2017

Mabia Workshop Part II

Date 1-2 November, 2017
Time: 10:00am-5:00pm (on both days)
Department of African Studies, University of Vienna, Seminar room 1 

Wednesday Nov. 1

10:00-10:15
Opening/Introduction

10:15-11:00
Adams Bodomo (University of Vienna)
Mabia: its etymological genesis, geographical spread, and some salient genetic features

11:00-11:45
A. Agoswin Musah, Samuel Alhassan Issah, Samuel Awinkene Atintono (Goethe-Universität Frankfurt, Germany, University of Education, Winneba, Ghana)
A comparative study of the pronominal systems of three Mabia languages

11:45-12:30
Abdul-Razak Sulemana (MIT, USA)
The Existential Construction in Buli

12:30-14:00
Lunch Break

14:00-14:45
Asangba Reginald Taluah (University of Cologne, German)
A Literary Analysis of the Kasena Dirge: Its Nature and Form

14:45-15:30
James Azure Ababila (University of Education, Winneba, Ghana)
Women in Gurenε Proverbs: implications for the teaching and learning of Gurenɛ

15:30-16:15
Samuel Atintono (University of Education, Winneba, Ghana)
Documenting Endangered Gurenɛ Oral Genres in Northern Ghana: Some Reflections

 

Thursday Nov. 2

10:15-11:00
Avea Nsoh (University of Education, Winneba, Ghana)
A preliminary analysis of the Adverb Class in Farefari

11:00-11:45
Hasiyatu Abubakari (University of Vienna)
The Verbal System of Kusaal

11:45-12:30
Samuel Alhassan Isaah (Goethe-Universität Frankfurt, Germany)
Morphological Focus Marking in Kasem

12:30-14:00
Lunch Break

14:00-14:45
Martin Kyiileyang (University of Education, Winneba, Ghana)
Critical analysis of the narrative language of Dagaaba folktales

14:45-15:30
Osman Nindow (University of Education, Winneba, Ghana)
The Status of the Bilabial Nasal in Dagbani: Coda, Word final consonant or Syllabic

15:30-16:15
John R. Rennison (University of Vienna)
How good a Mabia language is Koromfe? A brief comparison of Koromfe and Mòoré

 24. Oktober 2017

 23. Oktober 2017

 20. Oktober 2017

 17. Oktober 2017

Wednesday Seminar des Instituts für Kultur- und Sozialanthropologie
Afrika Kolloquium des Instituts für Afrikawissenschaften

Joost Fontein: "Political accidents and unfinished death in Zimbabwe"

 

Dienstag, 17.10.2017, 17.00 Uhr
Seminarraum 3, Institut für Afrikawissenschaften

On 16th August 2011 Zimbabwe awoke to the news that retired General Solomon Mujuru, aka Rex Nhongo (his war alias) - former deputy commander of ZANLA and Zimbabwe's first black army commander, husband of the (then) Vice-President, Joyce Mujuru, and long-term confidante of President Mugabe, widely regarded as ZANU PF's 'kingmaker' - had died in a mysterious fire at his home on Alamein (or Ruzambo) farm, in Beatrice, 60 km south west of Harare. In this paper I have two purposes. Firstly I use Solomon Mujuru's death as way into a discussion of 'political accidents' in Zimbabwe's recent history, in order to explore the efficacies of rumours and the politics of uncertainty that I have argued elsewhere turns, in part, on the excessivity of human materials. The death of Mujuru is particularly useful beacuse the controversies that surrounded it, and the various investigations and official inquest that followed, turned not only on the inconsistencies of different witness accounts, and the woeful incompetence of the police and the fire brigade's response, but also in a large part on the contested role of a state-appointed pathologist and the obscurities of Mujuru's burnt remains, which later provoked (unfulfilled) family demands that his remains be exhumed and re-examinied. This illustrates how proliferating rumour and dissent can turn on the excessive indeterminacy of material substances, as much as on, or rather in entanglement with, contested narratives and representations. The two are of course intertwined. My second purpose, however, is to explore how the efficacies of rumours and uncertainities provoked by such 'political accidents' - which constitute a particular kind of death in Zimbabwe - relate to, illustrate, reinforce, and are in part dependent upon the broader uncertainties that can surround all death in Zimbabwe. This paper therefore makes a double movement of its own, focusing first on the specificities of a very particular kind of death in Zimbabwe, and then adjusting focal resolution in order to explore what these particularities reveal about death in general, and especially about the entangled political, epistemological and ontological uncertainties which suggest that death is, in a sense, never finite, never complete, interminable, and potenially always in the (un/re)making.

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 16.10.2017

The importance and the need for the Global African Diaspora to tell its story in its own words with Beatrice ACHALEKE

Monday, Oct 16th, 2017 at 7pm
Seminar room 1, Department of African Studies, Spitalgasse 2, Hof 5, 1090 Wien

In this talk Béatrice Achaleke, a powerful, polyvalent, multitalented and socially engaged Writer, will talk about Writing and/with/in the Global African Diaspora and also about Africa related global issues. Her multifarious fields of action are: e.g. Empowerment of the African Diaspora and of African Women, Diversity, African Diaspora and Writing. She was living before here in Vienna, she settled herself recently in Johanesburg in South Africa, where she is writing, creating and leading fascinating projects. Achaleke was recently aknowledged as one of the hundred top difference makers in South Africa.

Chair of Lecture: Prof. Adams Bodomo, Director, Global African Diaspora Studies (GADS) Research Platform & Head, Department of African Studies, University of Vienna

Invitation by Global African Diaspora Studies (GADS) Research Platform and the Department of African Studies

 12.10.2017

 02.10.2017: GADS Seminar and Special Departmental Lecture

Questions and Answers on the Global African Community

Dr. Runoko Rashidi

Monday Oct 2, 2017 at 7pm
Seminar room 1, Department of African Studies, Spitalgasse 2,
Hof 5, 1090 Wien

In this talk Dr. Runoko Rashidi, an independent scholar on African Diaspora Studies, will first give a general visual synopsis of the origins of humanity in Africa and then describe the spread of African people globally before, during, and after the enslavement period.

Runoko Rashidi is an anthropologist and historian with a major focus on what he calls the Global African Presence – that is, Africans outside of Africa before and after enslavement.  He is the author or editor of eighteen books, the most recent of which are My Global Journeys in Search of the African Presence and Assata-Garvey and Me: A Global African Journey for Children in 2017.  His other works include Black Star: The African Presence in Early Europe, published by Books of Africa in London in November 2011 and African Star over Asia: The Black Presence in the East, published by Books of Africa in London in November 2012 and revised and reprinted in April 2013 and Uncovering the African Past: The Ivan Van Sertima Papers, published by Books of Africa in 2015.  His other works include the African Presence in Early Asia, co-edited by Dr. Ivan Van Sertima.  Four of Runoko’s works have been published in French.

Chair of Lecture: Prof. Adams Bodomo, Director, Global African Diaspora Studies (GADS) Research Platform & Head, Department of African Studies, University of Vienna

Invitation by Global African Diaspora Studies (GADS) Research Platform  and the Department of African Studies.

 Orientierungsveranstaltung

In der Fachbereichsbibliothek sind in diesem Raum die Bücher aufgestellt. In der Mitte ist der Gang, hinten sieht man drei große Karten, die den Kontinent Afrika zeigen, Tisch und Sessel zum Arbeiten und die rote Coach.

Fachbereichsbibliothek Afrikawissenschaften © Carl-Phillip Bodenstein

Freitag, 29. September 2017
10.00-12.00 Uhr, Seminarraum 1

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