Please find below details of the conference 'Citizenship, Belonging and Political Community in Africa' which will take place at the British Institute in East Africa, Nairobi, on 11 and 12 July 2012. Registration is free but places are limited. For more details or to register, please contact Emma Hunter (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Cambridge/Africa Collaborative Research Programme (supported by the Leverhulme Trust and Isaac Newton Trust), and the British Institute in East Africa
Citizenship, Belonging and Political Community in Africa
Wednesday 11 July
Introduction and Keynote Lecture
Prof. Edmond J. Keller, 'Identity, Citizenship and Social Conflict in Africa'
Panel I: Citizenship and Political Community in Africa
Dr. Solomon Gofie, 'The State and the 'Peoples' in the Post Derg Ethiopia: the Future of political community in Africa'
Dr. Adefemi Isumonah, 'The Ethnic Language of Rights and the Nigerian Political Community'
Dr. Akoko Akech, 'Re-stating the Ideological Bases of Kenya's Political Identities and Communities'
Panel II: Citizenship, Electoral Politics and the State I
Dr. Ramola Ramtohul, 'Intersectionality and Women's Political Citizenship: the case of Mauritius'
Dr. Warigia Bowman, 'Ideology, Politics and the Discourse of Tribe in Kenya'
Prof. Sheila Bunwaree, 'Deconstructing Identity and Ethnicity: Belonging and Citizenship under the Mauritian Sky.'
Panel III: Citizenship, Electoral Politics and the State I
Dr. Malika Rebai Maamri, 'Reframing Citizenship in Algeria'
Dr Charles Amone, 'Identity, Citizenship and Belonging in the Politics of Uganda, 1962 to 2012'
Dr Godwin Murunga, 'Choice Matters: Elections, Violence and the Construction of Political Community in Kenya'
17:30-18.30: Drinks Reception
Thursday 12 July
Panel IV: Borders, Boundaries and the Limits of Inclusion
Dr. Hassan Mwakimako, "Wenyeji", Debating Citizenship in Colonial Mombasa'
Dr. Tara Polzer-Ngwato, 'Boundedness and Inclusion? Conceptions and Uses of Citizenship at the Margins of the State. The case of the South African-Mozambican borderland'
Dr. Marie-Aude Fouéré, 'Julius Nyerere in Zanzibar: morality, belonging and citizenship in the negative'
Panel V: Social Histories of Citizenship I
Dr Nicole Ulrich, 'From Servants to British Subjects: 'citizenship', labour and the making of modern imperialism in the Cape of Good Hope, 1652-1815'
Dr Derek Peterson, 'The Politics of Moral Reform in Northwestern Tanganyika'
Daniel Osterhoff, 'Reclaiming Family in African Historical Study'
Panel VI: Social Histories of Citizenship II
Andrea Scheibler, 'The Formalisation of Middle Class Sociality in Nairobi'
Misha Mintz-Roth, 'Trading identities: Gazettes, weddings and merchant rituals in 'Indian' East African life, 1905-1923'
Dominique Connan, '"Giving back to society": charity, integrity, civility and the new moral patterns of the Kenyan entrepreneurship'
Roundtable Discussion: Citizenship and Contemporary Politics in Africa
Closing Remarks: Professor Eghosa Osaghae
'Contested and Inclusive Citizenship: Ethnic Constructions Reconsidered'
All welcome but places are limited. To reserve a place please e-mail Emma Hunter (email@example.com).
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Cambridge Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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