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Lezing en debat

woensdag01.05
Nederland, Leiden - ASC, Pieter de la Court building - Lezing en debat
ASCL Seminar: South African Elections Approach: Has the Liberation Dream been Realised?
Woensdag 01 Mei 2019 15:00 - 16:30

On the occasion of the upcoming South African elections, the ASCL has invited Barry Gilder to give a lecture. Barry Gilder will speak about his publications The List and Songs and Secrets (see abstracts below, both books can be purchased after the event), and he will reflect on the South African elections of 8 May 2019. Although conceived well before the ANC’s 2017 elective conference, The List imagines a ‘New Dawn’ for South Africa in the closing years of the 2010s. But, is it dawn or dusk? Rumours have abounded since the early days of South African democracy, of a list given to Nelson Mandela by apartheid securocrats of their agents infiltrated into the upper echelons of the ANC during the struggle years. These rumours gained new currency with the death of Winnie Madikizela-Mandela in April 2018 and the revelations of the machinations of apartheid’s Stratcom securocrats. Please register

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donderdag02.05
Nederland, Wageningen - Auditorium Wageningen - Lezing en debat
PhD defence: Consumption Smoothing: Institutions, Incentives and Economic Outcomes Evidence from Framed Field Experiments and Panel Data
Donderdag 02 Mei 2019 11:00 - 12:30

PhD candidate: A (Aisha) Nanyiti. Promotor: prof.dr.ir. EH (Erwin) Bulte. Co-promotor: prof.dr. JG (Jeroen) Klomp & H (Haki) Pamuk PhD. Agriculture sector is the main source of livelihood in Sub-Saharan Africa. The sector employs over 65% of the labour force, of whom 80% are smallholder farmers using poor technologies and relying heavily on family labour. Besides being low, incomes of farmers and agricultural workers experience seasonal fluctuations, and households use insurance institutions to smooth consumption. Insurance institutions are formal or informal, and particular institutions offer differing incentives to households. This thesis investigates incentives pertaining to insurance institutions and finds that policy interventions to improve market outcomes of the poor should not focus on introducing complementary institutions, but rather on supporting cooperation and information programmes to enhance bargaining position of the poor.

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vrijdag03.05
Nederland, Wageningen - Auditorium Wageningen - Lezing en debat
PhD: Genome-wide analysis of goat genetic diversity and production systems in Uganda
Vrijdag 03 Mei 2019 12:30

PhD candidate: RB (Robert) Onzima. Promotor: prof.dr. MAM (Martien) Groenen. Co-promotor: dr.ir. E (Egbert) Kanis & dr. RPMA (Richard) Crooijmans. Organisation: Wageningen University, Wageningen Institute of Animal Sciences (WIAS), Animal Breeding and Genetics
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woensdag08.05
Nederland, Wageningen - Auditorium Wageningen - Lezing en debat
PhD: Quantifying evolution in wild populations
Woensdag 08 Mei 2019 16:00 - 17:30

PhD candidate: JJC Ramakers. Promotor: MHM (Marcel) Visser. Co-promotor: dr. P Gienapp. Organisation: Wageningen University, Animal Breeding and Genetics

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donderdag09.05
Nederland, Wageningen - Auditorium Wageningen - Lezing en debat
PhD: Drying of yam with solar adsorption system
Donderdag 09 Mei 2019 11:00 - 12:30

PhD candidate: EYA (Emmanuel) Amankwah MSc. Promotor: prof.dr.ir. KJ (Karel) Keesman. Co-promotor: dr.ir. AJB (Ton) van Boxtel & prof.dr.ir. G (Gerrit) van Straten & prof. KA Dzisi. Organisation: Wageningen University, Biobased Chemistry and Technology

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donderdag09.05
, Den Haag - Wijnhaven Building - Lezing en debat
ASCL Seminar: 25 years after the Rwandan Genocide
Donderdag 09 Mei 2019 15:00 - 18:00

In less than a hundred days, more than 800,000 Rwandese people were murdered in a deliberate and well-organized act of genocide, orchestrated by then-members of the Rwandan government. The genocidal regime targeted the Tutsi population and moderate Hutu who opposed the killings. Many Hutu and Twa also lost their lives as the genocide unfolded in the context of a civil war between the Hutu-dominated government and a Tutsi-dominated rebel movement, the Rwandan Patriotic Front (RPF). The killings started on the 6th of April, following a rocket attack that caused a plane carrying the presidents of Rwanda and Burundi to crash. Despite the presence of a considerable UN peacekeeping force at the outbreak of the violence, the international community failed to intervene, pulling most of their forces out and ignoring any pleas for help. This failure to act allowed the killings to continue until the 4th of July, when Rwandan Patriotic Front forces, then led by the current president Paul Kagame, were able to take control of the country, ousting those responsible for the genocide from the country. How did the Rwandan Genocide come to be and why did it happen? Could it have been prevented if the international community had done more? If so, how does humanity as a whole prevent such events from happening in the future? This seminar will address these questions. Please note: this seminar will take place at the The Hague Campus, Location Wijnhaven. Please register

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donderdag16.05
Nederland, Leiden - ASC, Pieter de la Court building - Lezing en debat
ASCL Seminar Series: Presence and social obligation: An essay on the share
Donderdag 16 Mei 2019 15:30 - 17:00

In a 2015 book, James Ferguson analysed the notion of sharing as a principle of distribution of social protection payments or “cash transfers” in the Global South in general, and in southern Africa in particular. Noting that current schemes of distribution are (like all “social” schemes before them) limited by principles of nation-state membership, he concluded that it may be possible to detect new logics of social obligation emerging that work not according to a logic of citizenship and national membership, but according to a principle of “presence”. This seminar will elaborate this conception and develop a more complete account of how such an understanding of presence might provide a basis both for an expanded sense of social obligation and for more inclusionary forms of politics. Chair: Prof. Rijk van Dijk, ASCL. Speaker: James Ferguson, Stanford University

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donderdag16.05
NL, Leiden - Van Steenis - Lezing en debat
The Mirror in the Ground: archaeology, photography and the making of an African disciplinary archive
Donderdag 16 Mei 2019 16:00 - 18:00

The Mirror in the Ground is a curated book of twelve short visual essays, drawing on photographs from the collection of John Goodwin, the South African archaeologist. Goodwin was a formative figure in the founding of South African (and African) archaeology. The collection relating to his life and work consists of manuscripts and typescripts, field notebooks, a voluminous correspondence, and so on. It also consists of thousands of photographic prints, negatives and glass plates. The photographs speak of a number of significant themes in the founding and "disciplining" of archaeology as a knowledge project in the first half of the twentieth century. These include the role of fieldwork and the emergence of a conception of the archaeological field, the role of so-called "native" labour in archaeology, the emergence of an enthusiastic amateur constituency, the evolution of fieldwork techniques, and so on. In examining the conjunction between archaeology and photography, I am particularly interested in the role of the visual imagination in the making of the discipline. More generally, I am interested in exploring what it means to approach intellectual history through the photographic image.

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maandag27.05
Nederland, Wageningen - Auditorium Wageningen - Lezing en debat
PhD defence: Risk and crop production intensification options for semi-arid southern Zimbabwe
Maandag 27 Mei 2019 16:00 - 17:30

PhD candidate: EN (Esther) Masvaya. Promotor: prof.dr. KE (Ken) Giller. Co-promotor: dr.ir. KKE (Katrien) Descheemaeker & prof. J Nyamangara. Organisation: Wageningen University, Plant Production Systems

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maandag27.05
Nederland, Amsterdam - Universiteit van Amsterdam Spui25 - Lezing en debat
Decolonizing the Africa Museum in Tervuren. Turns of the decolonizing debate
Maandag 27 Mei 2019 20:00 - 21:30

How to decolonize a colonial museum? The reopening of the Africamuseum in Tervuren (Brussels) – founded by Leopold II - became the object of fierce debate. Anthropologist Bambi Ceuppens, the commissioner of the Museum’s renovation, was at the center. (Ex-)colonials wanted more respect for Belgium’s colonial heritage, others found the decolonizing half-hearted. Ceuppens will discuss problems and possible solutions. The reopening of the Africamuseum Tervuren (Brussels) last year led to fierce debates. For decades the museum – founded by King Leopold II (1908) and world-famous for its collection of Congolese objects - had become severely contested because of its marked colonial profile. The main issue for the renovation was therefore whether it should be ‘decolonized’ and how this could be realized. Dr. Bambi Ceuppens, senior researcher at the Museum and commissioner for the renovation was at the center of this debate. Criticisms came from all sides, from (ex-) colonials who still cherish Belgium’s colonial heritage, from others who wanted to maintain the museum rather as a memorial to the colonial horrors, and by people who thought the decolonizing did not go far enough. Bambi Ceuppens will discuss the problems and the solutions that were tried out. The discussants will compare with the thorny path of decolonizing in the Netherlands. In samenwerking met Onderzoeksgroep Globalizing Cultures (Anthropology UvA - Decolonial Lecture Series), FMG and Africa Museum Tervuren. Please register

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dinsdag28.05
Nederland, Wageningen - Auditorium Wageningen - Lezing en debat
PhD defence: Food security in a changing world. Disentangling the diversity of rural livelihood strategies across Uganda
Dinsdag 28 Mei 2019 16:00 - 17:30

PhD candidate: Jannike J (Jannike) Wichern MSc. Promotor: prof.dr. KE (Ken) Giller. Co-promotor: dr.ir. KKE (Katrien) Descheemaeker & dr. MT van Wijk. Organisation: Wageningen University, Plant Production Systems

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woensdag12.06
Nederland, Wageningen - Auditorium Wageningen - Lezing en debat
PhD defence: Yield Gap Analysis in Oil Palm Production Systems in Ghana
Woensdag 12 Juni 2019 13:30 - 15:00

Promovendus: mr. T (Tiemen) Rhebergen. Promotor: prof.dr. KE (Ken) Giller. Copromotor: dr. S Zingore en dr. A Whitbread. Organisation: Wageningen University, Plant Production Systems

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dinsdag18.06
Nederland, Wageningen - Auditorium Wageningen - Lezing en debat
PhD defence: Harvesting nutrition. Grain legumes and nutritious diets in sub-Saharan Africa
Dinsdag 18 Juni 2019 16:00 - 17:30

PhD candidate: I (Ilse) de Jager MSc. Promotor: prof.dr. KE (Ken) Giller. Co-promotor: dr.ir. ID (Inge) Brouwer. Organisation: Wageningen University, Plant Production System

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