African Studies Review Forum on Land Disputes and Displacement in Post-Conflict Africa

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See the progress with our African Studies Review Forum on Land Disputes and Displacement in Post-Conflict Africa. The Cambridge University Press blog website has posted a short introductory article about that issue that can be seen here:


“Land belongs to the people of Uganda”: politicians’ use of land issues in the 2016 election campaigns

This new article by Lotte Meinert and Anne Mette Kjær has just been published in Journal of Eastern African StudiesSee more.


Visit to Danish Embassy in Kampala


TrustLand Writing retreat, Aarhus June 13-17, 2016

Thank you to all the participants in the TrustLand Writing retreat that took place in Aarhus, June 13-17, 2016. The goal is to publish a collaborative book with the working title: “Governance of Land in Northern Uganda: Practising land Conflicts”.




Sophie Hooge Seebach’s PhD Defence

Friday 3rd June 2016 Sophie Hooge Seebach, MA, will be defending her dissertation The Dead are not Dead: Intimate Governance of Transitions in Acholi. Click here to read more.



Contested Property Claims will set focus on the ideas, practices, and institutions of property that contribute to shaping human relationships in societies around the world. Behind all property regimes lie histories of appropriation and expropriation, and from within they are constantly challenged by those who point to the social injustices that they can produce. We can call these attempts to interrupt the dominant system of contracts and exchanges ‘contested property claims’. They are points of friction where economic, political, and ethical issues around property are brought to light, and they illustrate how disagreements over property force social actors to reason about the institution of property as such.

We invite scholars from all fields to submit paper proposals on the ways property is performed and contested.

Read more on the conference website.

To propose a paper please send an abstract of (max.) 300 words to Please use this address for any inquiries about the conference. The closing date for receiving abstracts is 15 September 2015.

Dates: 10th-11th of December 2015
Venue: Aarhus University

For more information, please contact Maja Hojer Bruun (