Agenda 08 - 14 December 2019

Maandag 09 December

Nederland, Amsterdam - Aula Vrije Universiteit - Lezing en debat
PhD: Oesophagus cancer on the east coast of South Africa
Maandag 09 December 2019 09:45

Titel: Oesophagus cancer on the east coast of South Africa. Promovendus:  E. Loots. Promotor: prof.dr. C.J.J. Mulder, dr. T.E. Madiba. Onderdeel: VU medisch centrum. Categorie: Medisch


Nederland, Wageningen - Auditorium Wageningen - Lezing en debat
PhD defence: Enhancing biological nitrogen fixation and yield of soybean and common bean in smallholder farming systems of Rwanda
Maandag 09 December 2019 11:00 - 12:30

PhD candidate: Edouard E (Edouard) Rurangwa. Promotor: prof.dr. KE (Ken) Giller. Co-promotor: dr B Vanlauwe. Organisation: Wageningen University, Plant Production Systems


Dinsdag 10 December

Nederland, Nijmegen - Academiezaal Aula - Lezing en debat
China’s Foreign Aid in East Africa: Decentralising Cooperation (Promotie)
Dinsdag 10 December 2019 13:00

Promovendus: de heer MSc. X. Shi. Promotor(es): prof. dr. P.R.J. Hoebink. Faculteit: Faculteit der Sociale Wetenschappen. (Sub)titel: China’s Foreign Aid in East Africa: Decentralising Cooperation


Woensdag 11 December

Nederland, Leiden - Academiegebouw Universiteit Leiden - Lezing en debat
Lezing: Political Science Lunch Research Seminar: Measuring Conflict Events in Africa—The Potential of Local Newspaper Data
Woensdag 11 December 2019 12:00 - 13:00

Spreker: Leila Demarest
Locatie: Pieter de la Court gebouw, Wassenaarseweg 52, 2333 AK Leiden, Zaal: 5.A37


Nederland, Leiden - ASC - Lezing en debat
CRG Book Seminar Series: Why Animals Matter & The Emotional Lives of Animals
Woensdag 11 December 2019 16:00 - 17:00

This seminar series is organised by the CRG Trans-species perspectives on African Studies. The foundations of the initiative to start the Collaborative Research Group ‘Trans-species perspectives on African Studies’ are the scientific advances in animal sentience and animal cognition that show that humans and animals do not differ in kind but in degree. Following from this is the CRG’s suggestion that ‘as animals are like us’ they should be considered part of ‘the social’ and included in our social sciences research and theorizing. Whatever we think and theorize about humans now must be extended to include animals as well. This also holds for African Studies. But what kind of ‘scientific evidence’ are we actually talking about? In a series of seminars the convenor of the CRG, Dr. Harry Wels, will discuss three books that present the scientific evidence for animal sentience and cognition.

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Donderdag 12 December

Nederland, Leiden - Museum Volkenkunde - Lezing en debat
LeidenASA Annual Meeting. Keynote by Sean Jacobs of 'Africa is a Country'
Donderdag 12 December 2019 14:00 - 17:30

Annual meeting of the Leiden African Studies Assembly (LeidenASA). This year with a keynote lecture by Sean Jacobs, associate professor of international affairs at the Julien J. Studley Graduate Programs in International Affairs at The New School, and founder and editor of Africa is a Country: A new political vocabulary: What kinds of futures come after nationalism for Africa? In the lecture, Sean Jacobs will review the current state of African politics, dominated by national liberation or legacy political parties riddled with various forms of corruption and promoting narrow nationalism and nativism. He plans to tackle the question: what kinds of political alternatives are available? He plans to also speak to the role of African Studies scholars at this juncture. Please register