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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Fieldwork in Sudan social protection for Sudanese transnational families, a fieldnote by Ester Serra Mingot

A fieldnote by Ester Serra Mingot.

As part of the Marie Curie Initial Training Network (ITN), TRANSMIC (Transnational Migration, Citizenship and the Circulation of Rights and Responsibilities), I am conducting my 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”.

This joint PhD project, between the University of Maastricht (Netherlands) and the University of Aix-Marseille (France), runs from 2014 until 2017.

During the course of the fieldwork in Sudan (mostly Khartoum and Omdurman), from August 3rd to October 16th 2016, I conducted ethnographic research with the families of the migrants I had previously met and interviewed in the Netherlands and the United Kingdom (UK).

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Dr Hassan Elhaj Ali’s participation to the conference « The changing character of Africa’s armed forces » held by IRSEM (Paris)

CEDEJ Khartoum was happy to support Dr Hassan Elhaj Ali’s participation to the conference « The changing character of Africa’s armed forces » (Les nouveaux visages des armées africaines), held by IRSEM in Paris (Ecole militaire), on October 5-6th 2016.

Dr Hassan Elhaj Ali, Dean of the faculty of Economic and Social Sciences at the University of Khartoum and associate researcher in CEDEJ Khartoum, presented a paper entitled « Embedded Uniforms: Militias and the Army in Sudan’s Civil Wars« .

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Katarzyna Grabska’s recent publication in « Networks of Knowledge Production in Sudan. Identities, Mobilities, and Technologies »

CEDEJ Khartoum is happy to announce Katarzyna Grabska’s recent publication of a chapter entitled Eritrean Migratory Trajectories of Adolescence in Khartoum: (Im)mobility,  Identities, and Social Media in the collective book « Networks of Knowledge Production in Sudan. Identities, Mobilities, and Technologies » edited by Sondra Hale and Gada Kadoda (Lexington Books, Sept. 2016).

Dr Katarzyna Grabska is an associate researcher at CEDEJ Khartoum.51anycr4mil.

« Stories from the streets of Khartoum », a fieldnote by Mai AZZAM

Stories from the streets of Khartoum

By Mai Azzam

Mai Azzam  is a junior anthropologist graduated from the University of Khartoum. Mai holds two master degrees in Anthropology. The first one is from the University of Khartoum 2010 and the latest is an  M.Phil. in anthropology of development from  the University of Bergen. Her research interests are on youth, Islam, and political anthropology. She worked with youth movements in Khartoum, Sudan, to explore more about youth role in public life in Khartoum. Mai worked in Khartoum as a junior researcher at CEDEJ (Centre d'Études et de Documentation Économiques, Juridiques et sociales) for three years. She also worked in different capacities with local NGOs in Khartoum and developed her activist personality.
Introduction
This is a series of life stories of young motivated people in Khartoum. It is a direct reflection from ethnographic material collected in 2015.  I spent six month for data collection among two charity associations in Khartoum namely Sadagaat and Shari’ Al Hawadith. Each association has started via informal methods and grows to fill a gap left by government privatization policies and investments on war and defense rather than social services.

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Notre témoignage publié dans l’ActUF sur le programme de recherche « METRO 2 Soudan »

L’ActUF est une revue biannuelle publiée par le Bureau Moyen-Orient (BMO) de l’Agence Universitaire de la Francophonie (AUF) en mars et septembre de chaque année.

Dans leur rubrique « Nos partenaires ont la parole » du numéro de septembre 2016, le BMO  a publié le témoignage du CEDEJ-Khartoum sur son programme de recherche « METRO 2 Soudan : Métropolisation et espaces « d’entre-deux »,  Jeux d’acteurs, dynamiques de pouvoir et reconfigurations identitaires dans
l’agglomération du Grand-Khartoum ».

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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.

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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 »

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title/affiliation: PhD Candidate at the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences in Maastricht University

 

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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!

Research Reports – Time to look at girls: Adolescent girls’ migration in the South

The project ‘Time to look at girls », coordinated by Katarzyna Grabska and Professor Alessandro Monsutti, now comes to an end. This project studied adolescent girls migrating internally and internationally from Bangladesh, Ethiopia and Sudan.

The final reports are now available: http://graduateinstitute.ch/home/research/centresandprogrammes/global-migration/ResearchProjects/CurrentProjects/adolescent-girls-development-and.html

Here you can download  the comparative research report (Bangladesh, Ethiopia and Sudan) by Dr Katarzyna Grabska, Dr Nicoletta Del Franco and Dr Marina de Regt: Research Report Sudan girls migration Comparative Research Report FIN

And Dr Katarzyna Grabska’s report on Sudan : Research Report Sudan girls migration

 

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