Beyond Crisis and Insecurity: Cultural Creativity, Popular Struggle, and Social Change in West Africa

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  • Plats: Online
  • Föreläsare: Forskare som jobbar i Västafrika
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  • Arrangör: Forum för Afrikastudier
  • Kontaktperson: Sten Hagberg
  • Telefon: +46184717030
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Beyond Crisis and Insecurity: Cultural Creativity, Popular Struggle, and Social Change in West Africa

Welcome to the 11th International Mande Studies Association Conference 16-19 June 2021 at Uppsala University, Sweden. The conference is hosted by the Mande Studies Association (MANSA), and the Forum for Africa Studies, Uppsala University. Due to the ongoing pandemic the conference will be organised online. More information about the conference (pdf).

The conference will be organised in Webinar mode.

The conference will explore the prospects for peace and progress in a region too often stereotyped for conflict and instability. Over the last decades, the region has undergone multiple crises and insecurities, including civil war, population displacement, political turmoil, popular insurrection, and the health epidemics.

The 11th International Mande Studies Association Conference aims to produce new understandings of how West Africans have been asserting their ability to mobilise resources from all domains of their lives in order to strategise and struggle for new solutions to ongoing challenges. The purpose is to stimulate scholarship that explores society and culture so as to highlight processes that build, construct, and affirm agency, peaceful coexistence, and social innovation.