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CALL FOR PAPERS

Spirit and Sentiment: Affective Trajectories of Religious Being in Urban Africa

With keynote speeches by:

Prof. Dr. Filip de Boeck, University of Leuven

Prof. Dr. Rijk van Dijk, African Studies Centre, Leiden, University of Amsterdam & University of Konstanz

Venue: Freie Universität Berlin, Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology
Date: 28-30 May 2015

Organising Team:

• Hansjörg Dilger (Freie Universität Berlin, Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology)

• Astrid Bochow (Georg-August University Goettingen, Institute for Cultural and Social Anthropology)

• Marian Burchardt (Max Planck Institute for the Study of Ethnic and Religious Diversity, Göttingen)

• Matthew Wilhelm-Solomon (African Center for Migration and Society, Wits University)

The conference will be co-sponsored by the Volkswagen Foundation Program “Knowledge for Tomorrow – Cooperative Research Projects in Sub-Saharan Africa”

 

Find call for abstracts here PDF

Conference program here PDF

 

 

Previous Activities

Meeting of the Religion and Aids in Africa Network
Location: Freie Universität Berlin
Venue: Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology, Landoltweg 9-11
Date: 17 & 18 October 2013
This meeting served the internal communication of the network and to set the future agenda for upcoming events.

Biographies in Times of Crisis: Exploring Religious Narratives of AIDS in Africa and the African Diaspora
Conference hosted by the Religion, Identity and Memory
Research Group, Faculty of Religious Studies, University of Groningen & the International Research Network on AIDS and Religion in Africa (IRNARA)
Convenors:
Brenda Bartelink, University of Groningen, the Netherlands
Rijk van Dijk, African Studies Centre, the Netherlands
Marjo Buitelaar, University of Groningen, the Netherlands
Kim Knibbe, University of Groningen, the Netherlands
Conference date:     December 13,14 and 15, 2012

Read the preliminary program: Conference Religion, AIDS & Biographies

Meeting on HIV/AIDS and Islam: A seminar on HIV/AIDS from an Islamic perspective
Location: Africa Studies Centre, Wassenaarseweg 52, Leiden
Date: Tuesday 11 December 2012
Organised by: Islamic Relief Netherlands Knowledge Centre for Religion and Development
Connected to:
Conference of IRNARA (International Research Network on Religion and AIDS in Africa) conference: “Biographies in Times of Crisis, Exploring Religious Narratives of AIDS in Africa and the African Diaspora” (13, 14 and 15 December 2012)

Read the full Announcement as PDF

Conference: Sexuality, AIDS and religion: transnational dynamics in Africa
Oxford, 28-30. September 2011. The conference is organized in collaboration with the Fertility and Reproduction Studies Group, Oxford University, and held at Oxford University.
Convenors: Nadine Beckman (Oxford University), Catrine Shroff (University of
Copenhagen), and Alessandro Gusman (University of Riga)

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Summer School: Religion, AIDS, and Social Activism
Kampala, 5-9. July 2010. The Ph.D.-course was held at Makerere University in Uganda.
Convenors: Amy Patterson (Calvin College, USA), Marian Burchardt (University of Leipzig), and Louise Mubanda Rasmussen (University of Copenhagen)

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Expert meeting: Counselling and Cultural Change in Africa
Amsterdam, 5-6. February 2010. The expert meeting was part of the 6th annual conference ‘AIDS in the 21st Century’ and held at University of Amsterdam.
Convenors: Marian Burchardt (University of Leipzig), Eileen Moyer (University of Amsterdam), and Rijk van Dijk (African Studies Centre, Leiden)

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Panel: Counselling Africa: Speech and Contestations over Family, Sexuality, Health
and the Body
Leipzig 4-7. June 2009. The panel was part of the 3rd European Conference on African Studies.
Convenors: Marian Burchardt (University of Leipzig) and Rijk van Dijk (African Studies Centre, Leiden)

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Conference: Prolonging Life, Challenging Religion?: ARVs, New Moralities and the
Politics of Social Justice
Lusaka, 15-18. April 2009. The conference was held at Justo Mwale Theological College, Zambia.
Convenors: Hansjörg Dilger (Free University of Berlin), Rijk van Dijk (African Studies Centre, Leiden) Marian Burchardt (University of Leipzig), Thera Rasing (University of Zambia), and Josien de Klerk (African Studies Centre, Leiden).

Workshop partners: Justo Mwale Theological College, University of Zambia, Christian Health Organization (CHAZ), and Zambia Interfaith Networking Group on HIV/AIDS

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Conference: Religious Engagements with Disease: Past and Present
Copenhagen, 28-29. April 2008. The conference was held in collaboration with Aidsnet – the Danish NGO Network on AIDS and development.
Convenors: Rijk van Dijk (African Studies Centre, Leiden), Ruth Prince (Cambridge University), Philippe Denis (University of KwaZulu Natal), Catrine Shroff (University of Copenhagen), Lise Rosendal Østergaard (Aidsnet, Copenhagen), and Louise Rasmussen (CAS, Copenhagen)

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Panel: Reconfiguring the religion-HIV/AIDS connection: challenges and
opportunities
Leiden, 11-14. July 2007. The panel was part of the 2nd European Conference on African Studies.
Convenors: Catrine Shroff (University of Copenhagen) and Rijk van Dijk (African Studies Centre, Leiden)

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