Höstterminen 2017
  • ti 19 sep 2017, 13:15–15:00

    Grappling with Adversaties in Modern Day Africa: The Role of Education, Governments, Health and Culture

    TRUST Seminar with Sirkka Tshiningayawwe: "Grappling with Adversaties in Modern Day Africa: The Role of Education, Governments, Health and Culture"

    Time: Tue 19 Sep at 13.15-15.00

    Place: Blåsenhus, room 21:239

    Discussants: Martin Mickelsson and Eva Friman


    Dr. Tshiningayawwe is a post-doctoral researcher at the Envrionmental Learning and Research Centre at Rhodes University 


    TRUST = Transdisciplinary Seminar in Sustainable Development

    During this fall 2017 she is visiting SWEDESD as guest researcher with financing from Forum for Africa Studies and its project "Health, Politics and Culture in Africa"

  • fr 22 sep 2017, 14:15–16:00

    A Comparative Study of Togolese and Ghanaian Family Schooling Practices

    A Comparative Study of Togolese and Ghanaian Family Schooling Practices


    Date: Friday 22 September 2017

    Time: 14.15-16.00

    Location: Engelska Parken, House 16, Room 0054 (Eng16-0054)


    Dr. Miquel Reynés Ramon is Assistant Lecturer in Education at the Universidad Camilo José Cela Madrid. He is an Erasmus Visiting Lecturer at the Faculty of Educational Sciences, Uppsala University. Most welcome!

  • må 25 sep 2017, 16:15–18:00

    Bobo-Dioulasso - the Capital of Resistance

    A Round-Table with Mariame Soma, Karolina Jeppson and Sten Hagberg on how the Burkinabe people resisted the coup d'état in September 2015. More info here

  • ti 26 sep 2017, 10:00–12:00

    Preventing cervical cancer through HPV vaccination targeting adolescents in Mozambique

    Dr. Khátia Munguambe is an Associate Senior Researcher at the Manhiça Research Center (CISM) and serves as Social and Behavioral Sciences Lead for CHAMPS. She is also a lecturer based in the Community Health Department within the Faculty of Medicine of the Eduardo Mondlane University. She holds an undergraduate degree in Biological Sciences, a Master’s degree in Control of Infectious Diseases, and a Ph.D in Environmental Health. Dr. Munguambe began her career as research assistant in the Professional Training Centre for Water and Sanitation, National Directorate for Water in Mozambique. Her work consisted of designing and adapting participatory appraisal methodology to document community profiles of hygiene, water and sanitation conditions and practices, as well as developing and implementing community engagement strategies to maximize the demand and uptake of safe hygiene and sanitation practices. Dr. Munguambe coordinates teaching modules on Fundamentals of Community Health as well as Research Methodology for Public Health, both at the undergraduate and post-graduate level.

    For more information, please contact Elin Larsson (elin.larsson@kbh.uu.se).

  • fr 6 okt 2017, 10:15–11:30

    Alterity in praxis: What is it that we teach when we teach ethnographic methods?

    Alterity in praxis: What is it that we teach

    when we teach ethnographic methods?


    Speaker: Adelaida Caballero (PhD student, Department of Cultural                    Anthropology and Ethnology, Uppsala University)

    Date: October 6th 2017

    Time: 10.15-11.30

    Location: Engelska Parken, House 3, room 2028 (Eng3-2028)

    As a crisis on the role of the expert unfolds, discourses on cultural (mis) appropriation and the question of whether or not it is correct for some groups to write about the lives of others are permeating politics and calling out for a reexamination of what it means to be ethical. This context presents us with two alternatives: we can either understand altitude as an effective means that visibilizes demands that can once lead to a stronger ethics of commitment; or we can admit that the positions from which some people write about others are fundamentally unequal and choose to focus instead on whether there is something --- and if so, what --- we can do about it.

    Anthropology has largely satisfied itself with assuming this latter position. Within disciplinary boundaries, discussions about how to bridge the gap that separates the-ones-who-write from the-ones-being-written-about have found a neutral reference in the relationship between foreign researchers and local fixers / assistants. Such discussions tend to lift the importance of the role played by assistants in interpretative work, as well as the need to address the results of in-situ collaborations as co-authorship. These discussions are important, but they often meet a dead end. Indeed, one could argue that as they purposely try to balance the power asymmetries proper of the researcher-assistant relationship by means of accounting for how the 'low' impacts the 'high'

    Within the framework of my own field work, I have worked closely with Equatoguineanos in issues that concern both access and interpretation of materials. Now, but I look forward to formal training of local human resources in ethnographic methods as a form of retribution. With this in mind, I find myself reflecting on the following questions:

    What is it exactly that we teach when we teach ethnographic methods?

    What kind of discourses about alterability are embedded in our practices of data collection?

    What opportunities do these conditions open when such practices are performed by and among alleged cultural peers?

    What is the value of intersectionality in general when developing an idea of ​​ultimate alterality as a productive entity from which one can ethically engage with others? What different dimensions of being are playing here?


  • ti 10 okt 2017 – on 11 okt 2017

    Uppsala Health Summit: Prevent, Detect, and Respond - Managing Emerging Infectious Disease Threats

    Forum for Africa Studies will be involved with organizing the 2017 Uppsala Health Summit.  More info to come.

  • fr 24 nov 2017, 10:15–11:30

    Methodologies of Studying Ghanaian Footballers in Sweden and Ghana

    Methodologies in Studying Ghanaian

    Footballers in Ghana and Sweden


    Speaker: Emy Lindberg (PhD Candidate, Department of Cultural Anthropology and Ethnology, Uppsala University)

    Date:  November 24th, 2017

    Location: English Parks, House 3, Room 2028 (Eng3-2028)

    Time: 10.15-11.30


  • fr 8 dec 2017, 10:15–11:30

    African Theology and Black Theology as Political Tools

    African Theology and Black Theology as Political Tools
    Speaker:  Hans SA Engdahl (Former Extraordinary Professor in            
                        Theology,  University of the Western Cape )
    Date: 8th December 2017
    Time:  10.15-11.30
    Location : English Parks, House 3, Room 2028 (Eng3-2028)
    With the latest student turmoil and the demand for "Rhodes must fall", etc. And for decolonization in South Africa as a background, I will present a presentation of current African and difficult theologies and their influence on society.