In connection with my Masters programme in Human Security, I spent 3 months in Gulu, where I collected some qualitative and quantitative data on consumption of home brews in the greater Gulu area (Pece, Kabedopong, Olailong, Lacor, Negri). Continue reading
Interesting book about displacement economies in Africa: http://www.zedbooks.co.uk/node/16925
The Journal of Peace and Security Studies is now online. The first issue is a special issue entitled ‘Unfolding Land Conflicts in Northern Uganda.’ The articles can be downloaded from the journal’s website: http://www.jpss.ug
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 http://www.africanstudies.org/annual-meetings/future-annual-meeting-dates.
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).
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: http://www.u-landsnyt.dk/nyhed/29-10-13/kom-til-debat-om-jordrettigheder-med-christian-fri
The Agri4D Conference held 25-26th of September in Uppsala has a session entitled “Securing Land Rights in Sub-Saharan Africa – in the context of increased competition for land”. Click here for further information.