ASA Panel on Land, Displacement and Boundaries – Call for Papers

Dear all Trustlanders,

Please click here to see a draft call for papers for a panel on Land, Displacement and Boundaries for the Annual meeting of African Studies Association, Indianapolis, IN November 20-23 2014.

For information about the meeting see

If you are interested, please send the title of your paper and an abstract of max. 200 words to: and Daivi RodimaTaylor <> before March 11, 2014.


Peter Geschiere (Professor, Amsterdam University): “Witchcraft, Intimacy and Trust – Africa in Comparison”

Time: Wednesday 4 December, 2.15-4.00 pm. Venue: Meeting Room 2, Conference Center, Stakladen, Aarhus University

Peter Geschiere is one of the leading authorities on witchcraft within anthropology and beyond. For decades he has been at the forefront of the intellectual effort to rethink of the relationship between modernity, globalization and witchcraft.  In recent years, professor Gescihere has begun a large comparative project that seeks to understand the similar processes that inform witchcraft on the one hand and ideas about belonging, group identity and nationalism on the other.  This talk will present ideas from his most recent book Witchcraft, Intimacy and Trust (The University of Chicago Press, 2013).

Panel debate on land rights in Africa with Christian Friis Bach, the Minister for Development Cooperation in Denmark

On 15 November 2013, Christian Friis Bach, the Minister for Development Cooperation in Denmark, will take part in a panel debate about land rights in Africa. He has recently been criticized for claiming that collective rights are obstacles to Development. The debate will be in Danish. Further information is found here: