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.

 

CONFERENCE – “Borders and Territorial Reconfigurations in the Middle East and the Sahel”, January 30-31st 2017, in Aswan (Egypt)

CEDEJ Khartoum is pleased to announce that several of its associate researchers and PhD students will participate in the international scientific conference “Borders and Territorial Reconfigurations in the Middle East and the Sahel”, organized by CEDEJ, to be held from January 30th to 31st, 2017, in Aswan, at the Arab Academy for Science, Technology and Maritime Transport.

affiche-frontiecc80res-vf-web5Our associate researchers and PhD students will participate in the Panel 2 « Borders, mobilities and state making« , on January 30th.

Dr Hassan Elhagali, Professor of Political science at the University of Khartoum and Associate Researcher at CEDEJ Khartoum, will chair this panel.

Géraldine Pinauldt (IFG, univ. Paris 8) and Nathalie Coste (CERI- Sciences Po Paris/CEDEJ Khartoum) will present together a joint paper entitled « Somaliland et Soudan du Sud : Des précurseurs à la marge des bouleversements frontaliers au Moyen-Orient et au Sahel. Création d’Etat et identité(s) nationale(s), entre reconfiguration et statu quo ».

Netsereab Ghebremichael Andom (univ. of Khartoum/CEDEJ Khartoum) will present  » Migrant Influxes and their Implications to Border and Territorial Reconfigurations in SSA: The Case of Eritrea and Sudan ».

Bashir Shariff (univ. of Khartoum/CEDEJ Khartoum) will present « Thinking Islamic Borders in the Horn of Africa ».

The programme of the conference is available online : https://assouan2017.wordpress.com/

CEDEJ Khartoum is thankful to Institut Français for providing its support  to fund the travel and stay to Aswan of these researchers and PhD students.

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. »

SOUTENANCE DE THESE DE LAURE CROMBE – « Enjeux d’échelles, enjeux politiques : l’approvisionnement et l’accès à l’eau dans les quartiers périphériques du Grand Khartoum (Soudan) »

Le CEDEJ Khartoum est heureux d’annoncer la soutenance de thèse de Laure Crombé, le 16 janvier 2017, à l’Université de Paris Ouest Nanterre La Défense (14h bâtiment B, salle B016).

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Sa thèse est intitulée :

« Enjeux d’échelles, enjeux politiques : l’approvisionnement et l’accès à l’eau dans les quartiers périphériques du Grand Khartoum (Soudan) »,

Sous la direction d’Alain Dubresson et d’Olivier Graefe.

 

Jury composé de :

  • Alain DUBRESSON, Professeur émérite, Université Paris-Ouest Nanterre la Défense
  • Olivier GRAEFE, Professeur, Université de Fribourg
  • Sylvy JAGLIN, Professeure, Université Paris-Est Marne-la-Vallée
  • Éric DENIS, Directeur de recherches CNRS, UMR Géographie-Cités 8504
  • David BLANCHON, Professeur, Université Paris-Ouest Nanterre la Défense
  • Kathryn FURLONG, Professeure, Université de Montréal

Laure Crombé a reçu le soutien du CEDEJ Khartoum pour la réalisation de son travail de terrain au Soudan.

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PUBLICATION – Autoritarisme, hybridation et pratiques du pouvoir dans le Grand Khartoum : une étude des services de l’eau et du commerce de rue, par Laure Crombé et Guillaume Sauloup

Cet article propose une étude croisée des évolutions du commerce de rue et de l’approvisionnement en eau à Khartoum. Ces deux secteurs sont envisagés comme des révélateurs des restructurations de la gestion urbaine de l’agglomération. L’objectif de ce texte est d’interroger l’hybridation des réformes néolibérales, accrues depuis la moitié des années 2000, et des logiques de contrôle autoritaires. Cette approche s’appuie sur des enquêtes qualitatives auprès des acteurs quotidiens du service de l’eau et de la vente de rue, dans différents quartiers de la capitale soudanaise. La première partie revient brièvement sur l’évolution du régime autoritaire au Soudan, marquée par une adaptation à des modèles néolibéraux internationaux, et en interroge de possibles déclinaisons à Khartoum. Inspirés de ces modèles, les réformes de décentralisation et de privatisation génèrent un redéploiement de la bureaucratie de l’État à des niveaux intermédiaires, ainsi qu’une redistribution des prérogatives d’aménagement de l’espace urbain auprès de partenaires privés sélectionnés. D’autre part, dans les quartiers, l’intégration des récentes normes de gestion au sein des deux secteurs d’approvisionnement urbain conduit à l’imbrication de plusieurs logiques de contrôle, anciennes et nouvelles, qui redéfinissent les rapports d’autorité entre l’État et les citadins.

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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, Coordinateur du CEDEJ Khartoum

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Jean-Nicolas Bach coordonne le CEDEJ Khartoum depuis octobre 2016 . Titulaire d’un doctorat en Science politique (2011), ses recherches s’intéressaient initialement à la pertinence à considérer la formation de l’Etat et les conflits à travers le prisme centre-périphérie. A partir du cas éthiopien, il s’est intéressé de façon large aux formations impériales, étatiques et nationales, et plus précisément aux façons dont les historiographies qui les accompagnent affectent la structuration du champ partisan. Ses recherches s’orientent dernièrement vers les problématiques liées à la démocratisation, aux situations autoritaires et aux différentes formes de violences politiques qui s’y exercent. Il coordonne avec Roland Marchal (CERI Sciences Po) l’ « Observatoire de l’Afrique de l’Est », financé par la DGRIS en partenariat avec l’Institut Français des Relations Internationales (IFRI), le CFEE d’Addis-Abeba, l’IFRA de Nairobi, le CEDEJ du Caire, le CSBA, Les Afriques dans le Monde (Sciences Po Bordeaux) – http://www.sciencespo.fr/ceri/fr/content/observatoire-de-l-afrique-de-l-est
Jean-Nicolas Bach has been coordinating CEDEJ Khartoum since October 2016. He holds a PhD in Political Science (2011). His research used to focus on the relevance of the centre-periphery paradigm when it comes to study state formation and conflicts. Based on the Ethiopian case, he has been interested in imperial, state and nation formation, and how inherited historiographies have been affecting the formation of the party system. More recently, his research have been oriented towards democratization, authoritarian situations, and related forms of political violence. He is coordinating with Roland Marchal (CERI Sciences Po Paris) the Observatory of East Africa, in collaboration with the French Institute for international Relations, the French Research Institutes in the region (CFEE Addis Ababa, IFRA Nairobi, CEDEJ Cairo) and Les Afriques dans le Monde-Sciences Po Bordeaux: http://www.sciencespo.fr/ceri/fr/content/observatoire-de-l-afrique-de-l-est.

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

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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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