DUCAS 17th Annual Africa Days 2021: Ghana Workshop

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.

Händelsen har passerat

Datum: , kl 09:15 - , kl 12:00
Plats: Lecture Hall 3, Campus Falun and Zoom

Tuesday-Thursday, October 26-28 in Lecture Hall 3, Campus Falun and Zoom: https://du-se.zoom.us/j/63147964187

Tuesday, October 26

African Studies MA Thesis Examinations

9.15 - 10.30:

  • Chair: Lars Berge
    Elisabeth Perra: ”Female Hip-Hop in the Sufi Community of Taalibe Bay” (Senegal)
    Opponent: Silvia Tami
    Supervisor: Torsten Hylén

10.45 - 12.00:

  • Chair: Nadia Lebedeva
    Silvia Tami: “Celestial Citizenship: African women in two Evangelical Churches of Bologna”
    Opponent: Elisabeth Perra
    Supervisor: Lars Berge

Ghana Workshop

13.00 - 13.15:

  • Introduction: Lars Berge, DUCAS, and Prof. Holger Weiss, History, Åbo Akademi Univ. Finland.

13.15 - 14.00:

  • Contesting Empire. Presentation of the research topic. Patrik Hettula, Doctoral candidate, History, Åbo Akademi Univ.

14.00 - 15.00:

  • Seminar. Article to be discussed: “Eurafrican Mobility and Encounters with Race, ca. 1880–1920” (see Learn AS3022).

15.00 - 15.15:

  • Break

15.15 - 16.00:

  • "Shifting Rhetoric. Presentation of the research topic". Martins Kwazema, Doctoral Candidate, Futures Studies, Åbo Akademi (Background reading: “The problem of the present in West Africa: Introducing a conceptual framework” (Learn).

16.15 - 17.15:

  • Seminar: Chapter to be discussed: “Discourse/Worldview” (Learn AS3022).

Wednesday, October 27

Ghana Workshop

09.30 - 10.30:

  • "Muslim NGOs in Ghana". Presentation of the research topic. Holger Weiss.

10.45 - 11.30:

  • Seminar: Chapter to be discussed: “Moving Mountains: A changing landscape of Muslim NGOs and the empowerment of Muslim communities in Ghana” (on Learn).

11.45 - 12.45:

"Environmental history of northern Ghana". Holger Weiss.

13.00 - 14.00:

  • Lunch

14.15 - 16.00:

  • "Ghana and contemporary politics" (preliminary title). Prof. Jan Prouza, Political Science, Univ. of Hradec Králové, Czech Republic.

Thursday, October 28

Ghana Workshop

10.15 - 12.00:

  • "Small-scale gold mining in Ghana". Iva Sojková, Doctoral Candidate Political Science, Univ. of Hradec Králové, Czech Republic.
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