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.

Jeudis de la BRA de l’IMAF (08/12/2016)- Présentation du dernier dossier de la revue Égypte/Monde Arabe (n°14//2016), Le soudan après l’indépendance du Soudan du Sud

Dans le cadre des « Jeudis de la BRA », la bibliothèque de recherches africaines de l’Institut des mondes africains (IMAF), Alice Franck et Elena Vezzadini présenteront le jeudi 8 décembre à 18h, le dernier dossier de la revue Égypte/Monde Arabe (n° 14, 2016): « Le soudan après l’indépendance du Soudan du Sud ».

Bibliothèque de recherches africaines, 9 rue Malher, 75004 Paris. Métro Saint-Paul

Le Soudan du Sud a accédé officiellement à l’indépendance le 9 juillet 2011, à l’issue d’un processus de paix acté en janvier 2005 et conformément au résultat du référendum national de janvier 2011. Cet événement historique qui devait clore une page de l’histoire conflictuelle entre les régions et communautés soudanaises du Nord et du Sud a constitué un réel défi en termes d’adaptation, de résilience et d’innovation pour l’ensemble de la société. Dans ce contexte inédit de naissance d’un nouveau territoire national, et de remodelage des configurations spatiales et politiques existantes, le Soudan du Sud a été très logiquement au centre des attentions – qu’il s’agisse des acteurs politiques, des chercheurs ou des bailleurs humanitaires. Pourtant, le Nord a été aussi profondément affecté par cette rupture. Le propos de ce numéro est d’éclairer certaines de ses transformations.

PUBLICATION – Insécurité foncière généralisée à Khartoum : quand les titres de propriété ne protègent plus des prédations publiques, Alice Franck

Le CEDEJ Khartoum est heureux d’annoncer la dernière publication d’Alice Franck, géographe, maître de conférences à Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne et ancienne coordinatrice du CEDEJ Khartoum :

« Insécurité foncière généralisée à Khartoum : quand les titres de propriété ne protègent plus des prédations publiques », Métropolitiques, 11 novembre 2016.

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PUBLICATION – Revue Egypte/Monde Arabe (EMA) n°14//2016 – Le Soudan après l’indépendance du Soudan du Sud, sous la direction d’Alice Franck & Elena Vezzadini

CEDEJ Khartoum is pleased to announce the publication of the latest issue of Egypte/Monde Arabe (EMA) Journal on Sudan (n°14//2016):

« Sudan after the independence of South Sudan », directed by Alice Franck and Elena Vezzadini.

Most researchers and students who contributed to this issue are affiliated to CEDEJ Khartoum.

South Sudan officially gained independence on the 9th July 2011. This was the outcome of the peace agreement signed in January 2005 and in accordance with the national referendum of January 2011. This historic event, which should have put an end on the historical conflict between the Northern and Southern regions and communities, constituted a real challenge in term of adaptation, resilience and innovation for the whole of the society. In this unprecedented context of the birth of a new national territory, and the remodelling of existing spatial and political configurations, South Sudan has logically been at the centre of attention – whether this be from political actors, researchers or humanitarian donors. However, the North has been profoundly affected by this rupture as well. The intention of this issue is to shed light on some of these transformations.

 

 


 

CONFERENCE- Metropolization and Liminal Spaces in Greater Khartoum, October 30th, 2016 at the University of Khartoum

copy-of-dsc_0274CEDEJ Khartoum was pleased to organize the conference « Metropolization and Liminal Spaces in Greater Khartoum » on Sunday 30th October, 2016 at the University of Khartoum.

This conference heralded the end of a two-year research programme entitled « Metro 2 Sudan » and conducted by a Sudanese/international team of researchers and students from the CEDEJ Khartoum and from the University of Khartoum.

This research programme has received support from the AUF (Agence Universitaire de la Francophonie) as well as several other partners (Paris 8 University/LAVUE, the French ministry of Foreign Affairs/Campus France and the Sudanese ministry of Higher Education).

Mohamed Abdelsalam Babiker
Abdelghaffar Mohamed Ahmed & Mohamed Abdelsalam Babiker

« Metro 2 Sudan » aimed at analyzing the interplay of actors and power relationships built around these areas that have a rural/urban interface in the Greater Khartoum. These spaces exist at various scales and in various inter-crossed parameters: functionally and economically, it refers to residential, industrial, agricultural, livestock or of « wasteland » areas; socio-spatially and in terms of housing, it refers to luxury compounds, former IDP camps, rural villages which were recently encompassed in the capital; administratively and legally, it refers to urban neighborhoods, rural or urban administrative units; socio-culturally and anthropologically, reconfigurations are varied, in regards to ethnic, tribal, religious and statutory affiliations.

[9:30-10 am] – INTRODUCTION

Alice FRANCK – Programme Coordinator (CEDEJ Khartoum/University Paris 1): METRO2 objectives, participants, partnerships, fieldworks

Barbara CASCIARRI – Co-coordinator (University Paris 8 – LAVUE): ethnographical and anthropological approaches of in-betweenness

Barbara Casciarri & Alice Franck
Barbara Casciarri & Alice Franck

[10-12 pm] – PANEL 1: IN-BETWEENNESS: THE WATERSHED OF 2011 AND THE CREATION OF TWO SUDANS. SOUTHERN-SUDANESES BEFORE AND AFTER SEPARATION

The first panel focuses on the situation of Southerners (living in Northern Sudan, notably in Greater Khartoum) after the separation of South Sudan. Though, more generally, we can question whether this major political event constitutes a globally meaningful and all-explanatory watershed, nonetheless it is a matter of fact that this category of people has more visibly been targeted by the post-2011 dynamics of change and marginalization. The panel papers share a twofold focus: first, the one on 2011 as a temporal dividing-line bringing to new configuration of Southerners who willingly or not passed from a status to another; second, the variety of in-between spaces in which they are caught as far as citizenship, territorial and land access, social relations and cultural perceptions are concerned.

 President: Mohamed BABIKER / Chairperson: Idris SALIM EL-HASSAN

  • Azza AHMED ABDEL AZIZThe In-betweenness of Southerners in Khartoum: Recasting Different Registers of Status through Narrative and Experience
  • Mohamed AG BAKHIT – The ‘community’ citizenship status for Southern Sudanese in Khartoum. The case of Al-Baraka
  • Katarzyna GRABSKA – Negotiating citizenship and belonging in displacement: Nuer in Khartoum
  • Alice FRANCK – The second urban marginalization: Southerners in popular neighbourhoods of Greater Khartoum from a land property analysis
Hind Mahmoud
Hind Mahmoud
Idris Salim el-Hassan
Idris Salim el-Hassan
Alice Franck
Alice Franck

[12-1:30 pm] – **LUNCH BREAK**

[1:30-4 pm] – PANEL 2 – IN-BETWEENNESS: PLURAL EXPRESSIONS OF MATERIAL AND SYMBOLIC LIMINALITY. GEOGRAPHICAL, SOCIO-POLITICAL AND LEGAL IN-BETWEEN SPACES

 The second panel focuses on the multiplicity of contemporary contexts in which Sudanese people are living situations where the fluidity of borders makes experience a status of in-betweenness at different levels and with various effects. The panel papers are not strictly focusing on the 2011 events as a breaking point, they rather underline the variety of situations where the notion of in-betweenness may be a useful analytical tool for understanding ongoing social realities:  the relation between shifting urban and rural spaces, the transitional political arena, the identity processes influenced by marriage strategies, the legal pluralism and ambiguous land issues entangled with communities’ reconfigurations and rights.

 President: Munzul ASSAL / Chairperson: Abdelghaffar MOHAMED AHMED

  • Barbara CASCIARRI & Alice FRANCKReconfigurations of the pastoral and agricultural in-betweenness in Khartoum State. Insights on the ‘urbanization of neoliberalism’
  • Clément DESHAYES – New socio-political actors: the stakes of categorisation and political reproduction
  • Peter MILLER – Whom to marry? An ethnographic study of marriage practices and strategies amongst upper-middle class city-dwellers
  • Hind M YUSUF – The Impact of urbanization on education processes: Youth’s life strategies in Al-Fatah
  • Mohamed A BABIKER – Between Law and Practices. Rendering vulnerable displaced and stateless on issues of land and identity

 [4–4:30 pm] – **COFFEE BREAK**

[4:30–5:30 pm] – CONCLUSIONS

Stella GAYTANO – Identity

ROUNDTABLE AND DEBATE: SYNTHESIS AND PERSPECTIVES (moderator: Jean-Nicolas BACH, Coordinator of CEDEJ Khartoum)

Netsereab Andom
Netsereab Andom
Azza Ahmed Abdel Aziz
Azza Ahmed Abdel Aziz
Jean-Nicolas Bach
Jean-Nicolas Bach
Peter Miller
Stella Gaytano
Stella Gaytano
Hassan Haj Ali
Hassan Haj Ali

 

NAPATA program for scientific cooperation between France and Sudan – 2nd call

CEDEJ Khartoum has the pleasure to share the following information:

The launching of the joint program NAPATA for scientific cooperation between France and Sudan, aiming at supporting the development of bilateral partnerships between academic and research institutions and joint research cooperation projects, and at encouraging mobility of academics and researchers.

The program is run jointly by the French Embassy and the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research of the Republic of Sudan.

Each proposed project should be submitted by a joint French-Sudanese team with two coordinators, French and Sudanese.

Online call for proposal is opened at http://www.campusfrance.org/napata (applications to be filled either in French or in English).

Courtesy translation in Arabic of the call or proposal is available at the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research.

The deadline for online application is 17 January  2017.

We thank you in anticipation for disseminating this message so as to insure its widest possible diffusion.

Complementary information : michel.roy@diplomatie.gouv.fr ; abusufian.ali@diplomatie.gouv.fr ; eng_rashid@hotmail.com /eng_rashid@mohe.gov.sd ; siddigomdur@yahoo.com

 

Call for papers – Insecurities in the Lake Chad basin. 17th Mega-Chad colloquium in Nice (France), on June 14-15-16th, 2017

Insecurities in the Lake Chad basin

17th Mega-Chad colloquium -In Nice (France), on June 14-15-16th, 2017

Ever since the crisis in Darfur, the Boko Haram insurrection and the conflagration in the Central African Republic, the Lake Chad basin has been a focus of media and government attention. Insecurities, the theme chosen for this 17th Mega-Chad
colloquium, has become a topic that can no longer be avoided. Beyond media attention, insecurities play a major part in structuring social organizations. They either block or force change at the level of individuals, their cultures, their organizations
and their productions. The tragic events that have played out in the region demonstrate the destructive potential of violence, and yet we should not forget that these events also stimulate adaptations, resilience and resistance that can lead to innovations and new ways of coping with such situations, and to new means of facing, circumventing or overcoming them.

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