Call for Papers

  • Conference panel (ECAS 2023): “Training for good life or a good society? Religious students’ individual and collective aspirations in public universities in sub-Saharan Africa

    May 31st – June 3rd, European Conference on African Studies (ECAS9 2023), University of Cologne. Manifestations of religiosity have increasingly pervaded public universities in sub-Saharan Africa during the past decades and shaped social interactions within these spaces. This panel discusses the ways in which students engage with academic training and religious practice at the university,…

  • Workshop “Religion in Higher Educational Institutions in Africa and Beyond: (Re)Conversion, Power, and Authority from a Comparative Perspective”

    November 16-17, 2021 Leibniz-Zentrum Moderner Orient Religious diversity is a feature of contemporary Sub-Saharan Africa and the outcome of many dynamic socio-historical processes. Over the past centuries, Christianity and Islam in particular, claimed a significant influence on social, political and even economic interactions across the continent. While trade, missions, migrations, and demographic growth imposed new…

  • Workshop “La religion dans les institutions d’enseignement supérieur en Afrique et au-delà : (Re)Conversion, pouvoir et autorité dans une perspective comparative”

    16-17 novembre 2021 Leibniz-Zentrum Moderner Orient La diversité religieuse est une caractéristique de l’Afrique subsaharienne contemporaine et le résultat de nombreuses dynamiques socio-historiques. Au cours des siècles passés, le christianisme et l’islam en particulier, ont influencé significativement les interactions sociales, politiques et même économiques à travers le continent. Alors que le commerce, les missions, les…

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