Conférence – Soudan, causes et conséquences des conflits

Forum réfugiés-Cosi reçoit Marc Lavergne, directeur de recherche au CNRS, spécialiste du Soudan pour une conférence partage et expertise à l’IEP de Lyon.

Le Soudan, plus vaste pays d’Afrique depuis son indépendance en 1956 jusqu’à la sécession du Sud en 2011, est depuis l’origine en proie à des conflits autour des questions d’unité nationale et de partage des ressources. L’accaparement du pouvoir et des ressources par une minorité privilégiée, au détriment des périphéries du pays sont à l’origine ou au cœur de ces conflits.

Dans ce contexte, la jeunesse n’a souvent pour seule issue que de fuir à l’étranger. En 2016, le Soudan était le premiers pays d’origine des demandeurs d’asile en France. Marc Lavergne apportera un éclairage sur les causes des conflits, les acteurs en présence et les raisons de cet exil.

Inscriptions : admin-formation@forumrefugies.org, 04 27 82 62 61

Lieu: Science Po Lyon | Amphi Leclair | 14 avenue Berthelot, 69007 Lyon

Horaires: 18h-20h

Date de début : 27/02/2017

 

INTERVIEW d’Anne-Laure Mahé – Quel avenir pour le Soudan ?

Anne-Laure Mahé, doctorante de l’Université de Montréal, s’est récemment entretenue sur la situation au Soudan et au Soudan du Sud dans l’émission « Planète Terre » du Cérium, le Centre d’études et de recherches internationales de l’Université de Montréal.

Découvrez ici cet entretien (06/02/2017).

Anne-Laure Mahé a reçu le soutien du CEDEJ Khartoum pour la réalisation de ses différents terrains de recherche au Soudan.

PUBLICATION – « La caserma e la moschea Militari e islamisti al potere in Sudan », by Giorgio Musso

CEDEJ Khartoum is pleased to announce the following publication (in Italian):

La caserma e la moschea

Edizione: 2017

La contrapposizione tra apparati militari e movimenti islamisti è uno dei temi ricorrenti della storia contemporanea del mondo arabo. Il Sudan ha costituito l’unica eccezione a questa consolidata rivalità, grazie alla spregiudicatezza del carismatico Hasan al-Turabi, architetto del colpo di Stato che nel 1989 ha dato vita a un’insolita coalizione tra militari e islamisti. Il regime sudanese, tuttavia, non è riuscito a rappresentare un’“alternativa islamica” rispetto al modello autoritario dominante nel mondo arabo, ma ne ha assunto i caratteri violenti e alienanti. Esacerbando le fratture identitarie, esso si è spinto fino a compromettere l’unità del paese, rotta dalla secessione del Sud nel 2011. Ricostruendo una storia poco nota, il volume offre un punto di vista originale su quell’intreccio tra islamismo, conflitti armati e aspirazioni democratiche che costituisce la cifra della politica araba attuale.

Transient student in CEDEJ Khartoum – Max MUNCH

CEDEJ Khartoum is currently hosting Max Münch, a student in Anthropology at the University of Bayreuth. For his Master’s thesis, he conducted three months of fieldwork in a Quranic school in Northern Kordofan. In an immersive process, the research was based upon the multi-sensorial focal points of didactics, socialization and embodied knowledge. He participated in the daily learning routine to get access to the social and experiential ways of teaching, learning and knowing.

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DOCTORAL SEMINAR – Democracy and political parties in the Arab World – Case study: Sudan and Lebanon, by Azza Mustafa

Monthly Seminar at CEDEJ Khartoum

Next Monday 23rd January 2017

16:30 – 18:00

 CEDEJ Khartoum is very pleased to welcome

 Azza Mustafa Mohammed Ahmed, University of Khartoum

Who will present her PhD research on

 Democracy and Political Parties in the Arab World. Case Study: Sudan and Lebanon

 

On this occasion, we will have the pleasure of receiving Pascal Boniface – the Director of the French Institute for International and Strategic Affairs (IRIS, Paris).

 Abstract

The present research examines democracy in the Arab World with an emphasis on comparing democracies in both of Sudan and Lebanon. It analyses the variance and similarity between the two cases; and identifies the political, social and cultural reasons and factors that led to the hindering of establishing democracy in Sudan in contrast to its relative success in Lebanon. The research examines the role of political parties and their discourses are compatible with their social and political objectives.

 

PRIZE – Elena Vezzadini’s book awarded the 2016 Bethwell A. Ogot Prize

CEDEJ Khartoum is pleased to announce that the African Studies Association awarded the 2016 Bethwell A. Ogot Prize to Elena Vezzadini’s book « Lost Nationalism Revolution, Memory and Anti-colonial Resistance in Sudan » (James Currey Press, 2015) for the best book on East African Studies.

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As the jury of the African Studies Association wrote:

« Lost Nationalism offers a history of a formative yet largely forgotten event, Sudan’s 1924 Revolution, in which insurgents from the ‘White  Flag League’ attempted to overthrown the British colonial state in the name of unity with Egypt. Vezzadini connects this event to a host of regional and global developments, forcing us to rethink the role and utility of identifying ‘revolutions’ in African History. The core argument – that nationalism in 1924 Sudan should be understood not as an external dislocation but rather as the result of deliberate internal social movements – not only challenges and revises existing Sudanese historiography, but also asks us to re-interrogate more broadly the relationship between revolution and nationalism during the twentieth century. This also reopens a rather old-fashioned topic, nationalism, to a very productive regional and chronological reframing, around issues of race, class, status, communicative action and ‘knowledge panics’, with inspirational effect. With a stunning depth and breadth of research, Vezzadini has produced a kind of ‘total’ event history, the foundation of which is a sustained socio-economic analysis of those who joined the revolution, to produce an important alternative account of an event deliberately orphaned by both embarrassed British officials and subsequent Sudanese nationalists. »

The documentary « 2 Girls » (Marco Speroni, 2016), based on Katarzyna Grabska’s research programme « Time to Look at Girls », wins two awards

Katarzyna Grabska, associate researcher at CEDEJ Khartoum and at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies of Geneva (IHEID), coordinated from January 2014 to December 2015 the research programme « Time to Look at Girls: Adolescent Girls Migration and Development »  with Nicoletta Del Franco and Marina de Regt (with the support of the Swiss Network of International Studies – SNIS).

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Netsereab Andom’s participation in « The Regional Workshop on International Migration from the Horn of Africa to Sudan and from there Onwards »

Netsereab Andom, PhD student at the University of Khartoum and associated with CEDEJ Khartoum, recently presented a paper in « The Regional Workshop on International Migration from the Horn of Africa to Sudan and from there Onwards ».

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Interview, pour France Culture, de Raphaëlle Chevrillon-Guibert (IRD) sur la situation au Soudan, cinq ans après l’indépendance du Soudan du Sud

Raphaëlle Chevrillon-Guibert, chercheuse à l’Institut de recherche pour le développement (IRD), associée au CEDEJ Khartoum, a répondu le 8 décembre 2016 aux questions de Thierry Garcin dans l’émission « Enjeux internationaux » de France Culture sur la situation au Soudan cinq ans après l’indépendance du Soudan du Sud. Ecouter son intervention ici.

Research Assistant « Tribal Diplomacy in Kordofan » – University Bayreuth

Research Assistant « Tribal Diplomacy in Kordofan » (Univ. Bayreuth)

Date: 01.01.2017 – 31.12.2017
Deadline: 10.12.2016

The Chair of Anthropology, University of Bayreuth, offers a one year contract on the German scale TVL13/50% for preparatory research leading to a PhD on « Tribal Diplomacy in Kordofan » to start at the end of 2016. The eligible candidate holds an above average MA in Anthropology or a related discipline and has a working competence in Arabic.

Please send your application to <ethnologie@uni-bayreuth.de> till December 10, 2016.

Contact: Prof. Beck

Dr Jean-Nicolas Bach, nouveau Coordinateur du CEDEJ Khartoum

Dr Jean-Nicolas BACH

  • Docteur en Science politique
  • Coordinateur du CEDEJ Khartoum

Statut actuel

  • Coordinateur du CEDEJ-Khartoum, Ministère des Affaires étrangères et du Développement International – Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique USR 3123.
  • Qualification aux fonctions de Maître de conférences en science politique (Section 4 du CNU) Février 2012. Numéro de qualification : 12204231904.

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Interview, pour RFI, de Nathalie Coste sur la récente grève générale au Soudan

Nathalie Coste, doctorante à l’Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Paris, associée au CEDEJ Khartoum, a répondu à une interview pour RFI sur la récente grève nationale et sur la situation économique actuelle au Soudan : lire l’article ici.

 

CALL FOR PAPERS ECAS7 – « Urban Africa – Urban Africans: New encounters of the rural and the urban »

ECAS7

The Centre for African Studies Basel and the Swiss Society for African Studies welcome you to the 7th European Conference on African Studies ECAS 2017 with the theme: Urban Africa – Urban Africans: New encounters of the rural and the urban, which they organise on behalf of the Research Network of African Studies Centres in Europe AEGIS.

The scholarly community in response to our call published in June 2016 submitted 347 panel proposals out of which the Scientific Committee with the support of the Programme Committee selected 223. The call for papers is now open and scholars in African Studies are invited to propose papers to the panel(s) of their choice. Please refer to the call for papers page.

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PUBLICATION – Blood and the City, Animal Representations and Urban (Dis)orders during the ‘Feast of the Sacrifice’ in Istanbul and Khartoum, by Alice Franck, Jean Gardin and Olivier Givre

CEDEJ Khartoum is pleased to announce the following recent publication:

Blood and the City

Animal Representations and Urban (Dis)orders during the ‘Feast of the Sacrifice’ in Istanbul and Khartoum

By Alice Franck, Jean Gardin and Olivier Givre

Volume 11 / 2016, Anthropology of the Middle East

Abstract

Based on comparative fieldwork studies of the Muslim ‘Feast of the Sacrifice’, this article questions the places, shapes and stakes of ritual animal death in the urban space. The examples of Istanbul (Turkey) and Khartoum (Sudan) illustrate different but comparable perceptions, practices and management of a ritual event simultaneously associated with religious traditions and confronted with deep transformations in urbanised and globalised societies. Between ritual normalcy and controversial practice, sacrifice in the city is not reducible to a religious matter but addresses at once spatial, social and cultural issues, informed by economic and political stakes. Through a ritual performance and its manifold aspects, the article explores the multiple and evolving representations of the place and role of animals (and their death) in an urban context.

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