The afterlives of historical urban landscapes and landmarks: political struggles, everyday spaces and alternative future-making

This panel will explore the reimagination and reconfiguration of urban landscapes in times of social and political change. In particular, we are interested in how potentially problematic landscapes and landmarks – such as statues of historical figures or architectures of colonial occupation – are reworked and reimagined for the future. Recent campaigns such as #rhodesmustfallContinue reading “The afterlives of historical urban landscapes and landmarks: political struggles, everyday spaces and alternative future-making”

“Eine Geste reicht nicht aus”

Gastbeitrag von Katharina Schramm Thema des Tages: “Deutschland hat über ein Jahrhundert gebraucht, um dem Genozid an den Herero und Nama selbst als Völkermord zu bezeichnen. Jetzt liegt der Entwurf für ein Abkommen vor, das die Schuld betont und Geld an die Nachfahren fließen lässt. Doch der Ethnologin Katharina Schramm geht das nicht weit genug.Continue reading ““Eine Geste reicht nicht aus””

Border Abolition 2021

June 18-19, 2021 Border Abolition 2021 will be a two-day online event aimed at connecting organising, campaigning, activist research and academic work around border violence, racism, incarceration and abolitionism. We hope to bring together people struggling against the border in all its forms, from immigration detention, prison and militarised border sites, to the solidarity practicesContinue reading “Border Abolition 2021”

Symposium „Transnational mobility, transnational social work?”

Thursday, 10. June 2021, 0930-1700 CEST Transnational mobility has become one of the key issues in the 21st century. It intersects the theme of migration which is a major policy theme in the African Union, European Union and beyond. Yet, while migration looks predominantly at the points of departure or arrival of migrating persons andContinue reading “Symposium „Transnational mobility, transnational social work?””

Workshop “Neoliberalism and the Global South” by the Decolonisation Group, Utrecht University

27-28 May 2021, Online For the full program, click here. Digital Walk-in DAY 2 (2:00-2:30 PM Amsterdam-Brussels time – 30 MIN) A time to double check technical issues, have a chat and get to know each other a bit already before the workshop begins. You can drop in at any time. Panel III – GreenContinue reading “Workshop “Neoliberalism and the Global South” by the Decolonisation Group, Utrecht University”

Call for Papers: Migrant and Minority Activism: Between protest movements and everyday engagement

30 September – 1 October 2021, Centre for East European and International Studies (ZOiS), Berlin Co-organised by ZOiS and the EASA Anthropology of Social Movements Network, Mihir Sharma & Piotr Goldstein At a time of Black Lives Matter and the proliferation of migrant, refugee and minority protests across the world (Polish women’s, Belarusian, Palestinian, RomaContinue reading “Call for Papers: Migrant and Minority Activism: Between protest movements and everyday engagement”

Wissenschaft und Universität zwischen kolonialer Vergangenheit, postkolonialer Gegenwart und dekolonialer Zukunft

Online Workshop, 19-21 June, University of Tübingen This 3-day workshop at the University of Tübingen featured a range of formats (lectures, panel discussions, labs, and presentations) around issues of epistemology, knowledge production, and the university as they concern colonial continuities and decolonial futures. The keynote lecture and other recorded events are available as livestream recordingsContinue reading “Wissenschaft und Universität zwischen kolonialer Vergangenheit, postkolonialer Gegenwart und dekolonialer Zukunft”

TODAY, 15 JUNE: Public Anthropology Talk: “Invaluable Enmeshments in Pedagogy – Some Autoethnographic Reflections on Pedagogies of Care”, with Annie McCarthy

The Anthropology of Global Inequalities research group (University of Bayreuth) invites you to the second event of its Public Anthropology Talk series In this talk Annie McCarthy will build on a series of reflections she shared in a recent paper in HAU: Journal of Ethnographic Theory (2020) to explore questions about pedagogies of care inContinue reading “TODAY, 15 JUNE: Public Anthropology Talk: “Invaluable Enmeshments in Pedagogy – Some Autoethnographic Reflections on Pedagogies of Care”, with Annie McCarthy”

Collaboration in Times of a Pandemic: Reflections on a Student Exchange between the University of Namibia and the University of Bayreuth

Excerpt from BOASBLOGS Fieldwork meets Crisis: At the University of Bayreuth (UBT), all MA students in anthropology and African Studies have a unique opportunity to do fieldwork abroad, preferably in a country in Africa. This way, they are encouraged to practically engage with specific problems, to improve their research skills and to develop close collaborationsContinue reading “Collaboration in Times of a Pandemic: Reflections on a Student Exchange between the University of Namibia and the University of Bayreuth”