DUCAS 15th Annual Africa Days

The Africa Days are arranged every year in partnership with schools and civil society where students and the public is invited to attend presentations by the invited specialist from universities in Europe.
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Date: , kl 13:15 - , kl 13:00
Location: Campus Lugnet, Falun
Locale: Dalarna University

DUCAS (Dalarna University Centre for African Studies) was founded in 2004 in collaboration with the universities of Bologna and Oulu to promote research, studies, international exchange and information about Africa in Dalarna and Sweden. DUCAS arranges workshops with different themes with invited specialists and publishes anthologies with contributions of the between 15-10 international guest lecturers who regularly teach the students in Falun. The Africa Days are arranged every year in partnership with schools and civil society where students and the public is invited to attend presentations by the invited specialist from universities in Europe. DUCAS 15th Annual Africa Days 2019 will be arranged 22-24 October at Dalarna University in Falun.

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Tuesday, October 22, in Room Fö3

13.15-13.30  Welcome! Dr Anna Parkhouse, Ass. Prof., Faculty Director, Humanities Department
13.30-16.30  African Studies MA Thesis Examinations (Chair Lars Berge)
13.30-14.30  The Africanization of curricula at Gaston Berger University of Saint-Louis, Senegal (2011-2019). Between political and scientific requirements
Defendant: Coly Aftou
Opponent: Princewill Dimkpa Second
Opponent: Tommaso Camurri
15.00-16.30  Boko Haram: History and Historical Research. Elaborating the Debate
Defendant: Tommaso Camurri
Opponent: Coly Aftou Second
Opponent: Beatrice Alunni
17.00-18.30 

Art and Identity in Sub-Saharan Africa. Round table discussion. 
Judith Narrowe, Ass. Prof., Social Anthropology, DUCAS, and Francesca Conte, Alumni African Studies 2017-2018, British Museum, London (Faculty Lunchroom).

Wednesday, October 23, in Room C227

10.15-12.45  African Studies MA Thesis Examinations (Chair Torsten Hylén)
10.15-11.30  Umbrian-Tunisian agricultural cooperation
Defendant: Beatrice Alunni
Opponent: Tommaso Second
Opponent: Princewill Dimkpa
11.30-12.45  Africa-Europe Migration. A Qualitative Analysis of Nigerian Migration to Europe via the Libya-Mediterranean Route
Defendant: Princewill Dimkpa
Opponent: Beatrice Alunni
Second Opponent: Coly Aftou
13.00-14.00  Lunch

Wednesday, October 23, in Room L202 (Lugnet Church, second floor)

14.15-15.00  Language and Nation-building in Nigeria: Yoruba’s ambiguities, dilemmas and success stories
George Alao, Prof., Département Afrique et Océan Indien, Institut national des langues et civilisations orientales (INALCO), Paris, France
15.15-16.00  Sino-Gambia Relations: A case study of China-Africa engagement
Amat Jeng, Postgraduate student, Political Science, Uppsala University
16.15-17.30  African Studies and methodological implications. Fanon’s idea of ‘Psychological Alienation’ – Knowledge production in a Context of Global Injustice and Repression. Round table discussion
Bertil Olsson, Ass. Prof., Business Administration, DUCAS
18.30 (-21.30) Africa Days Dinner organized by the students: Potlatch! (Faculty Lunchroom)

Thursday, October 24, in Room L202 (Lugnet Church, second floor)

09.15-10.00  Nordic popular education in translation; Vi agroforestry informal education in Kenya
Joyce Kemuma, Ass. Prof., Pedagogy, DUCAS West Africa, the Sahel and Transcontinental Migrations
10.15-11.00  Environment and Security in West Africa
Mats Hårsmar, Programme Manager, Expert Group for Aid Studies, Ministry of Foreign Affairs
11.15-12.00  Resource scarcity and conflicts in Sahel
Martin Schmiedl, Ass. Lecturer African Studies at Dalarna Univ., PhD candidate at Univ. of Hradec Králové, Czech Republic
12.15-13.00  The Case of Libya: From a Destination Country to a Transit One
Reem Elbreki, Alumni African Studies 2014-2015, PhD Candidate Univ. of Perugia for Foreigners

All lectures are open to the public! Most welcome!