Article on STS, local knowledge and nomads

Schareika, Nikolaus 2014 The Social Nature of Environmental Knowledge among the Nomadic Woɗaaɓe of Niger. Ecology and Society 19 (4): 42.

Researche leave

Nikolaus Schareika is on research leave during the winter semester 2014/15.

Second Workshop: “Postdoctoral Fellowships on Livelihood Management, Reforms and Processes of Structural Change”

The second coordinators′ workshop of the VolkswagenStiftung′s programm “Postdoctoral Fellowships on Livelihood Management, Reforms and Processes of Structural Change” will be held in Cape Town, South Africa, November 8-15, 2014

First Workshop: “Postdoctoral Fellowships on Livelihood Management, Reforms and Processes of Structural Change”

The first coordinators′ workshop of the VolkswagenStiftung′s programm “Postdoctoral Fellowships on Livelihood Management, Reforms and Processes of Structural Change” will be held at the Institute for Social and Cultural Anthropology, October 16-19, 2013

BA and MA Students in Urban Food Plus Project

The Urban Food Plus project offers opportunities for BA and MA students to do fieldwork in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso and Tamale, Ghana. Your empricial research can be part of a BA or MA project and thesis. Click here for further information or contact me.

PhD scholarships for African Students in Research Project “Significations of Oil and Social Change in Niger and Chad”

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Lecture by Sara de Wit 09.07.13

Changing Patterns of Rain and/or Power? How an Idea of Adaptation to Climate Change Travels Up and Down to a Village in Simanjiro, Maasailand, Northern Tanzania

Sara de Wit, M.A., Universität Köln

09. Juli 2013
16:00-18:00 Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology

Hörsaal Ethnologie
Theaterplatz 15

 

Lecture by Dr. Mario Krämer 02.07.13

Jenseits des administrativen Häuptlingtums? Transformationen neotraditionaler Herrschaft im südlichen Afrika

Dr. Mario Krämer, Universität Köln

02. Juli 2013
16:00-18:00 Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology

Hörsaal Ethnologie
Theaterplatz 15

 

Lecture by Prof. Dr. Francesca Merlan: Welcome to Country – The Emergence of Event Forms

Welcome to Country – The Emergence of Event Forms

Prof. Dr. Francesca Merlan, The Australian National University, Canberra

16:00-18:00 Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology

Hörsaal Ethnologie
Theaterplatz 15

 

ECAS 2013 5th European Conference on African Studies African dynamics in a multipolar world June 27-29 Lisbon

Panel: Crude moves: social fields of global oil

 27 June, 2013 at 11:30

Convenors

Andrea Behrends (Martin-Luther University, Halle)
Thomas Bierschenk (Johannes Gutenberg-Universität, Mainz)
Nikolaus Schareika (Georg August University)

Abstract

Crude oil for global markets brings tremendous change to less or least developed producing countries. The panel seeks to understand the specific dynamics unfolding around oil sites. It aims at combining these insights with new theoretical approaches within the emerging anthropology of oil. Recently, for instance, such well-grounded studies have challenged established theories like that of the ‘enclave economy’ or the ‘resource curse’. Their focus lies, on the one hand, on the interaction of human actors with the materiality and the technologies of oil and, on the other, on social creativity and new forms of practice triggered by oil production. ‘Crude moves’ addresses scholars who study social fields around the production, transport, marketing, contestation or governance of oil and who build on new empirical data in order to present innovative theoretical generalizations in this field of knowledge. We invite papers that focus on particular communities or groups of actors that are affected by oil production and, at the same time, on the interface between their practice and global developments in the particular environment this resource creates. Further fields of inquiry might broach the issues of the workforce, trade, the financial sector, international intervention, but also rebel movements, displacement, migration, youth and others. Particularly interesting, but not exclusively favored, are engagements with Science & Technology Studies and the concept of materiality. More

Chair: Andrea Behrends, Nikolaus Schareika, Thomas Bierschenk
Discussant: Jean-Pierre Olivier de Sardan, Thomas Bierschenk, Géraud Magrin

 

Lecture by Prof. Dr. Andrew Barry on Resources, Infrastructures, and Impacts: Notes on the Relation between Anthropology and STS

Resources, Infrastructures, and Impacts: Notes on the Relation between Anthropology and STS (Science and Technology Studies)

Prof. Dr. Andrew Barry, University of Oxford & St Catherine’s College, Oxford

16:00-18:00 Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology

Hörsaal Ethnologie
Theaterplatz 15

 

Lecture by Prof. Dr. Michaela Pelican: African Migrants in Dubai: between Spectacle and Squalor

African Migrants in Dubai: between Spectacle and Squalor

Prof. Dr. Michaela Pelican, Universität Köln

11.06.2013
16:00-18:00 Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology
Hörsaal Ethnologie
Theaterplatz 15

Lecture by Prof. Dr. Nancy Lutkehaus – From Artifact to Fine Art: 20th Century Transformations in Ethnographic Objects

From Artifact to Fine Art: 20th Century Transformations in Ethnographic Objects
Prof. Dr. Nancy Lutkehaus, University of Southern California, Los Angeles

16:00-18:00 Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology
Hörsaal Ethnologie
Theaterplatz 15

 

Colloquium 2013

Kolloquium2013

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