Fieldwork Seminar in Tanzania in October-November 2023

The next Research School gathering took place in Dar es Salaam and Bagamoyo, Tanzania, from 23 Oct. through 5 Nov. 2023. This Fieldwork Seminar combined theoretical and methodological reflections in lectures and workshops on campus discussions, and practical joint fieldwork in villages of Bagamoyo District.

The theme of this year's Fieldwork Seminar was Religious Coexistence and Decolonizing Research Methodologies. It was geared towards the coexistence between different religious communities and also address the very concept of "religion" as a hegemonic definition of a series of religious practices in the past and the present. We aimed to explore decolonizing research methodologies in everyday religious practices in Bagamoyo.

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Group photo just after the Closing Ceremony in TaSuBa, Bagamoyo, Tanzania, on 3 Nov. 2023. Next stop Bobo-Dioulasso in 2024. En avant la musique!!!


The Society and Religion Research Centre of the University of Dar es Salaam hosted the Fieldwork Seminar in October-November 2023!


A glimpse from Bagamoyo



Interview wih a leader of the Muslim community of Mapinga


Seminar conversations at the University of Dar es Salaam


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Planning the Fieldwork Seminar in Tanzania: Sten Hagberg, Thomas Ndaluka, Patrice Toé, and Oulia Makkonen


Kaole Ruins


A Wall of Presidents of Postcolonial Tanzania. Nation founder President Julius Nyerere in the middle, and current President H.E. Ms. Samia Suluhu Hassan - the first woman to occupy the office - to the right.