Meeting with Dr Hamit Bozarslan in CEDEJ Khartoum

CEDEJ Khartoum was pleased to organize a meeting on September 25th between its researchers/students and Dr Hamit Bozarslan.

Hamit Bozarslan was born in 1958 in Lice, in Turkey. He holds a PhD in history from the School of Higher Studies in Social Sciences (EHESS), Paris and a PhD in Political Science from the Institute of Political Studies (IEP). His main areas of research interests are: Turkey, the Kurdish issue, minorities in the Middle-East, history and sociology of violence in the Middle-East.

Hamit Bozarslan was a research fellow at the Marc Bloch Centre (Berlin) between 1995 and 1997 and a visiting scholar at Princeton in 1998. He was nominated associate professor (1998) and director of studies (2006) at the EHESS. He co-led the IISMM (Institute for the study of Islam and Muslim societies worldwide) between 2002 and 2008. Hamit Bozarslan is currently Director of Studies at the EHESS (Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales) in Paris. His most recent publications include Comprendre le génocide des arméniens, de 1915 à nos jours, with Raymond Kevorkian and Vincent Duclert (Paris, Tallandier, 2015), Histoire de la Turquie de l’Empire à nos jours (Paris, Tallandier, 2013), Sociologie politique du Moyen-Orient (Paris, La Découverte, 2011) and Passions révolutionnaires. Amérique latine, Moyen-Orient, Inde (with Gilles Bataillon & Christophe Jaffrelot, Paris, Éditions de l’EHESS, 2011).

 

Entretien de Jean-Nicolas Bach sur le geste du marathonien Feyisa Lilesa aux JO (Libération)

Dans un entretien pour le quotidien Libération, Jean-Nicolas Bach, nouveau coordinateur du CEDEJ Khartoum, apporte son éclairage sur le geste du marathonien éthiopien Feyisa Lilesa durant les JO.

http://libeafrica4.blogs.liberation.fr/2016/08/28/le-geste-du-marathonien-feyisa-lilesa-aux-jo-decryptage/

 

Two calls for applications – Post-graduate research scholarship

Call for applications n°1 – Post-graduate research scholarship

“Documentation of landscapes and land usage between Abri and Dongola through a GIS”

Deadline: 21st of August, 2016 // Starting date: 18th of September, 2016

This scholarship will support a post-graduate Master or PhD student to conduct geographical research in the area between Abri and Dongola (approximately 19°-21° N, 30°-31° E). The aim of the research is to gather data on landscapes and land usage to be fed into a geographic information system (GIS). The GIS will form part of a larger research project on date palm production and socio-economic changes along the Nile in northern Sudan led by Dr. Enrico Ille as fellow of the British Museum and the Royal Anthropological Institute, in cooperation with the National Corporation for Antiquities and Museums (NCAM).

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The 2017 Sir William Luce Fellowship – Durham University

Sir William Luce Fellowship

The Sir William Luce Memorial Fund will welcome applications, after 9 June, for the position of Sir William Luce Fellow which will commence in April 2017.

The Sir William Luce Memorial Fund was established to commemorate the long and distinguished career of Sir William Luce GBE, KCMG, DL (1907-77) in the Middle East during the era of the transfer of power.

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Conference – Accessing Water in Africa: emerging paradigms between risks, resiliences and new solidarities – Paris, 4-5-6 July 2016

CEDEJ Khartoum is pleased to announce that three of its researchers recently participated in an international conference, « Accessing Water in Africa: emerging paradigms between risks, resiliences and new solidarities », that took place in Paris on July 4th, 5th and 6th, 2016:

 

  • Luisa ARANGO (Université Paris 8-LAVUE) – Impayés, reconnexions, redistributions. Stratégies polémiques d’accès à l’eau dans les quartiers centraux de Khartoum
  • Barbara CASCIARRI et Clément DESHAYES (Université Paris 8-LAVUE) – « Nous sommes assoiffés ! » : quelques réflexions à partir des mouvements récents de protestation pour l’accès à l’eau dans les villes soudanaises

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NAPATA program for scientific cooperation between France and Sudan

CEDEJ Khartoum has the pleasure to inform you of 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 28 July 2016.

Complementary information : jean-noel.baleo@diplomatie.gouv.fr ; abusufian.ali@diplomatie.gouv.fr ; eng_rashid@hotmail.com /eng_rashid@mohe.gov.sd ; siddigomdur@yahoo.com

Ester Serra Mingot’s PhD research on « Transnational Social Protection. How Sudanese migrants in the Netherlands and the United Kingdom and their families in Sudan make use of social protection, locally and transnationally »

CV_picEster Serra Mingot, PhD Candidate at the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences in Maastricht University is currently doing her PhD on « Transnational Social Protection. How Sudanese migrants in the Netherlands and the United Kingdom and their families in Sudan make use of social protection, locally and transnationally ».

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CALL FOR PAPERS – Conference « Appropriating Space in Colonial and Imperial contexts », June 12-14th 2017

An  international conference on appropriating  space  in colonial and  imperial contexts will be held at  the Maison méditerranéenne des sciences de  l’homme  (MMSH), Aix-en-Provence, France, on 12-14 June 2017.

Please find the call for papers: in French and in English.

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Iftar-documentary screening & debate on gender issues in Sudan – « Men as Allies » in CEDEJ Khartoum

CEDEJ Khartoum and the French Embassy in Sudan, in partnership with the NGO SIHA (Strategic Initiative for Women in the Horn of Africa), are pleased to announce the following event:

An iftar-documentary screening & debate !

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On Wednesday 22nd June, at 7 pm, in CEDEJ Khartoum:

« Men as Allies »
(17 min, 2016)

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This short film aims to unravel the multi-layered patriarchal narrative in Sudan, delve into the concept of masculinity and its correlation to that social concept/discourse and to explore the personal experiences of young men regarding their attitudes, stances and behavioral patterns towards oppression, discrimination and violence against women.

 

You are kindly invited to join us for iftar and to participate in this documentary screening & debate on gender issues in Sudan.

We hope to see you there!

THEMATIC RESEARCH GRANTS – CALL FOR APPLICATIONS – British Institute in Eastern Africa (BIEA)

Call for Applications: BIEA Thematic Research Grants

Every year the British Institute in Eastern Africa (BIEA) invites applications for our small Thematic Research Grants. These funds are usually dispersed through two calls for applications per year, usually released in June/July and December. This is the first call for applications in the 2016-7 year. Please pay attention to this webpage in December 2016 for the second grant call and deadline information.

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CEDEJ Khartoum’s research activities on migration

In 2015 and 2016, CEDEJ Khartoum particularly invested in migration issues through different scientific events and the support of several researchers/PhD students’ fieldwork in Sudan.

 

IMG_9604A scientific conference, organized by CEDEJ Khartoum, CFEE in Addis Ababa and the University of Khartoum entitled “Migration and Exile in the Horn of Africa: State of Knowledge and Current Debates” was held in November 2015 in Khartoum: for two days this major event brought together about forty researchers specialized in the field of migrations in the Horn of Africa.

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picture-115Dr Catherine Wihtol de Wenden is a renowned specialist on migration.

During her visit in CEDEJ Khartoum, we screened the documentary « Time to look at girls: migrants in Bangladesh and Ethiopia »(directed by Marco Speroni, 31 minutes – 2015), produced and researched by Katarzyna Grabska, Nicoletta Del Franco and Marina De Regt.

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  • Dr Katarzyna Grabska’s field research on patterns of return and displacement movements of South-Sudanese en route to Sudan/Ethiopia as a result of the civil conflict in the South.

In January 2016, CEDEJ Khartoum organized the book launch of her book « Gender, Home & Identity: Nuer repatriation to Southern Sudan » (James Currey, 2014) at the University of Khartoum.cover photo

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  • Film screening/debate about migration in March 2016: “Days of hope”, by the Danish director Ditte Haarlov Johnsen

“DAYS OF HOPE” (2013, 74 min) – Every year thousands of Africans leave their families behind and risk their lives in hope of a better life. “Days of Hope” brings us close to these people, providing an inside look at the struggles these emigrants face.

Dr Kasia GRABSKA and Dr Azza AZIZ, anthropologists with interest in migration issues, lead an after-screening discussion of the film.

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« The border between the Central African Republic and Sudan has always been porous and the Central African’s presence in Darfur is old. However, the migration of Central African in Khartoum seems to be more recent and linked with the troubles since the putsches of François Bozize and Michel Djotodia. This small community has still a low visibility and has not been studied since now. I focus my study on why and how they left the Central African Republic and came into Sudan. I try to find which networks lead them up to Khartoum and help to their integration. I also ask the question of the status of these migrants. This last point reveals a link between the refugees and the students. Actually, the main network for the Central African to integrate them in Khartoum seems to be the International University of Africa. » – Khadidja Medani

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  • Miralyne Zeghnoune’s ongoing fieldwork on Sudanese migrants in France and in Sudan.

Miralyne Zeghnoune, a master student, is currently collecting data on Sudanese migrants’ conditions in France (migratory route, reasons for leaving, future projects, connections with the family in Sudan, etc.). After two-month fieldwork in France (Paris, Lyon, Calais), she will study in Khartoum these migrants’ family and entourage (initial project, administrative procedures, contacts with the migrant, etc.).

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  • Alice Koumurian’s fieldwork on Syrian migrants (after 2011) in Khartoum.

Undeniably, the phenomenon of the increasing flow of Syrians coming to Sudan, resulting from the closing of the Turkish border coupled with the facility of entrance to Sudan due to the fact that they do not need a visa to enter Sudan and permission of stay is not unduly complicated, also requires the collection and analysis of data.

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Dr Alice Franck’s presentation on urban agriculture at the Sudanese Institute of Architects (SIA)’s 4th Scientific and Professional conference


On Monday 23rd May, Dr Alice Franck, Geographer and Coordinator of CEDEJ Khartoum, presented her paper « Urban Agriculture Facing Land Pressure in Greater Khartoum – The Case of New Real Estate Projects in Tuti and Abū Seʿīd » at the Sudanese Institute of Architects (SIA)’s 4th Scientific and Professional conference.

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Revue de presse du CEDEJ du Caire – Le partage des eaux du Nil entre Egypte, Soudan et Ethiopie, par Wahel Rashid

Focus – Le partage des eaux du Nil entre Egypte, Soudan et Ethiopie : revue de presse (1)

dans rubrique Revue de presse – Ressources/Environnement

par Wahel Rashid

Le 23 mars 2015, le premier ministre éthiopien, Hailemariam Desalegn, le président égyptien, Abdel Fattah al-Sissi et le président soudanais Omar el-Béchir, réunis à Khartoum, ont décidé de signer un accord de « principe » afin d’aplanir leurs différends concernant la question du Nil. En effet, depuis 2011, le projet de construction par le gouvernement éthiopien d’un barrage sur le Nil bleu envenime les relations entres les trois Etats. En Egypte, cette question est régulièrement traitée comme une question de sécurité nationale pour le pays puisque 95% de son approvisionnement en eau vient du Nil ; or le Nil bleu contribue à hauteur de 59% du débit total du Nil. Cet événement fut l’occasion d’un échange de « courtoisie » entre les chefs d’Etat éthiopien et égyptien : Hailemariam Desalegn assura que le projet éthiopien ne causerait pas de dommage à l’Egypte, tandis qu’Abdel Fattah al-Sissi annonça que, entre la coopération et le conflit, les trois pays avaient « choisi de coopérer ». Les tensions avaient atteint leur paroxysme en juin 2013 lorsque l’ancien président égyptien, Mohamed Morsi, avait dirigé une réunion au cours de laquelle certains responsables égyptiens avaient suggéré d’utiliser la force armée pour régler la question du barrage Renaissance en Ethiopie. Le barrage Renaissance (GERD en anglais pour Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam) qui doit être opérationnel en 2017 promet d’être la plus grande structure hydroélectrique d’Afrique avec une production de 6000 mégawatts par an. Le coût prévu pour ces travaux est de 4,5 milliards d’euros entièrement financés par l’Ethiopie et ses citoyens à travers un emprunt obligataire national.
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Katarzyna Grabska wins Amaury Talbot Prize for African Anthropology

We are extremely pleased to announce that Katarzyna Grabska, associate researcher at CEDEJ Khartoum, recently won the 2014 Amaury Talbot Prize for African Anthropology for her book Gender, Home and Identity: Nuer Repatriation to Southern Sudan (Boydell & Brewer Ltd 2014).

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