Agenda 2021

Oktober 2021

Nederland, Leiden - ASC - Lezing en debat
ASCL Seminar: Regionalism Reconsidered: Economic inequalities and territorial oppositions in African politics
Donderdag 28 Oktober 2021 15:30 - 17:00

Location to be announced. Do socio-economic cleavages shape electoral dynamics in African countries? Individual-level and party systems research since the 1990s has suggested that the answer is "no." Focusing on a number of countries in East and West Africa, this paper offers a spatial analysis of geographic patterns in constituency-level voting over three decades. It reveals the existence of persistent regional voting blocs that, in their temporal stability and multiethnic character, are not well explained by prevailing theory. The anomalies open the door to a reinterpretation of national electoral structure and dynamics that takes the geographic clustering of the persistent voting blocs as a clue to their etiology.  Prof. Catherine Boone (LSE) proposes an interpretation that follows Lipset & Rokkan's (1967) classic model of territorial oppositions in countries undergoing economic integration and bureaucratic centralisation. Socio-economic cleavages rooted in regional inequalities and sectoral differentiation appear to be more salient in African electoral politics since the 1990s than many scholars have realised. Speaker: Prof. Catherine Boone. Click here to register for this event


November 2021

Nederland, Leiden - ASC, Pieter de la Court building - Lezing en debat
Roundtable: The Otherwise Atlantic, or: Thinking African Diaspora Theories as Universals
Dinsdag 02 November 2021 11:00 - 13:00

With: Niv Cohen Francio Guadeloupe Anouk de Koning Jasmijn Rana Livio Sansone
Deze roundtable discussie vindt plaats in het Engels. Meer informatie op de Engelstalige eventpagina.


Nederland, Leiden - Academiegebouw Universiteit Leiden - Lezing en debat
Promotie: Realising the right to reproduce with assistance in South Africa
Woensdag 10 November 2021 13:45 - 14:30

Promovendus: C. van Niekerk-Jacobs. Promotor(en): Prof.dr. J.J. Sloth-Nielsen & Prof.dr. T. Liefaard


, - Online - Lezing en debat
ASCL Seminar: Imagining the world - Swahili-language print media in early twentieth-century Tanzania
Donderdag 11 November 2021 15:30 - 17:00

Online event. Registrees will receive a link to the online platform one day before the start of the event. Global histories of East Africa have often focused on economic relationships. But engagement with the wider world also took place in the domain of ideas, increasingly, from the late nineteenth century, through the medium of print media. With rare exceptions, mainland Tanzania’s Swahili-language print media in the first half of the twentieth century was missionary and government owned, at least until the rise of the nationalist press in the 1950s. For this reason, it was once thought to be of less interest to intellectual historians than the independent press of neighbouring countries. But a growing body of work has begun to explore the diversity of content and the richness of the thinking which took place in the pages of these newspapers, albeit within very circumscribed limits. In this talk, which is part of a wider project exploring Tanzania’s modern history in a global context, Prof. Emma Hunter (University of Edinburgh) will explore Tanzania’s Swahili-language print media as a space in which writers reflected on their place within an increasingly unequal world. Speaker: Prof. Emma Hunter. Click here to register for this event


, Den Haag - Wijnhaven Building - Lezing en debat
Leiden workshop in Political Science: Diversity and coethnic voting preferences among adolescents in Lagos (Nigeria)
Donderdag 18 November 2021 12:00 - 13:00

With : Leila Demarest 


Nederland, Leiden - Academiegebouw Universiteit Leiden - Lezing en debat
Albert Verweylezing door Antjie Krog: ‘Tempting to write what should/could not be written’
Donderdag 18 November 2021 17:30 - 18:45

De Zuid-Afrikaanse dichter, schrijver en vertaler Antjie Antjie Krog houdt dit jaar de Albert Verweylezing. Krogs poëzie is internationaal geprezen en bekroond, en in vele talen vertaald. Krog is naast haar schrijvende werk als buitengewoon hoogleraar verbonden aan de Universiteit van Wes-Kaapland (UWK), en is momenteel als Writer in Residence verbonden aan de Universiteit van Gent. Het uitgangspunt voor deze Verweylezing is een gedicht, “De Zegger van Versen”, meer dan honderd jaar geleden geschreven door Albert Verwey om te benadrukken hoe cruciaal die poëzie deel uitmaakt van onze dagelijkse omgang met de wereld, vooral in deze tijden van corona en isolatie. De tekst wordt een caleidoscoop van het wonderlijke rijk van de poëzie, evenals een kleine expeditie naar enkele actuele nieuwe thema's. De voertaal van deze lezing is Engels.


Nederland, Leiden - Academiegebouw Universiteit Leiden - Lezing en debat
Promotie: Cattle and colonialism: an animal-centred history of southern Africa, 1652-1980s
Dinsdag 23 November 2021 16:15 - 17:00

Promovendus: M.J. Glover. Promotor(en): Prof.dr. J. Gewald & Prof.dr. I. Phimister (University Of The Free State)


Nederland, Leiden - Academiegebouw Universiteit Leiden - Lezing en debat
Promotie: Insécurité Alimentaire et stress politique au Guéra, Tchad 1965-2006
Woensdag 24 November 2021 13:45 - 14:30

Promovendus: N.D. Syntyche. Promotor(en): Prof.dr. M.E. de Bruijn