We are very pleased to announce CEDEJ Khartoum next Seminar on « Omdurman (1956-1969) : a social history of the ‘national capital' » by Gaafar Elsouri, on Tuesday 14 August- 5pm
Through Omdurman’s Town Planning Board’s sources and oral testimonies of the town’s inhabitants, Gaafar Elsouri will share his Master thesis research on the social history of Omdurman and of the birth and creation of the imaginary of a ‘national capital’ in the early years of Sudan as an independent State.
Gaafar Elsouri is a graduate student in History and Civilization with a specialization on the history of the Global South, at Paris 7 Diderot University.
Post-doctoral fellowship ERC at 100% in contemporary history for 3 years
The Faculty of Arts and Humanities at the University of Neuchâtel is recruiting a post-doctoral fellow for the project « Towards a decentred history of the Middle East: Transborder spaces, circulations, ‘frontier effects’ and state formation, 1920-1946 » (BORDER) funded by the European Research Council, under the direction of Professor Jordi Tejel.
Continuer la lecture de POST-DOCTORAL FELLOWSHIP – « TOWARDS A DECENTRED HISTORY OF THE MIDDLE EAST: TRANSBORDER SPACES, CIRCULATIONS, ‘FRONTIER EFFECTS’ AND STATE FORMATION, 1920-1946 » ERC PROJECT
A doctoral fellowship ERC at 70% in contemporary history for 4 years
The Faculty of Arts and Humanities at the University of Neuchâtel is recruiting a doctoral student for the project « Towards a decentred history of the Middle East: Transborder spaces, circulations, ‘frontier effects’ and state formation, 1920-1946 » (BORDER) funded by the European Research Council, under the direction of Professor Jordi Tejel.
Continuer la lecture de Doctoral fellowship – « Towards a decentred history of the Middle East: Transborder spaces, circulations, ‘frontier effects’ and state formation, 1920-1946 » ERC project
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.
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. »
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.
Continuer la lecture de CALL FOR PAPERS – Conference « Appropriating Space in Colonial and Imperial contexts », June 12-14th 2017