Africa 2020

2020 is the year in which 17 countries on the African continent will celebrate 60 years of independence. The Africanists from Leiden University with partners from TU Delft and Erasmus University (united in ‘LeidenASA’, hosted by the ASCL) will organize "Africa 2020", a year full of workshops, film screenings, peer coaching for PhD students, seminars and two large conferences: ‘Africa: 60 years of independence’ in January and  ‘Africa knows!’ in December of that year. 
 

The preliminary timeline of the events in 2020 can be found below. If you have any questions regarding the events, please contact Maaike Westra (LeidenASA@asc.leidenuniv.nl).


28-29 January 2020

Workshop: Law, governance and rights in Africa. A look to the future

Organizing committee:

Annelien Bouland, Van Vollenhoven Institute for Law, Governance and Society, Leiden Law School, Leiden University
Danse de Bondt, Tilburg Law School, Tilburg University and Centre of African Studies, University of Edinburgh
Tanja Hendriks, Centre of African Studies, University of Edinburgh
Thandiwe Matthews, International Institute of Social Studies, Erasmus University Rotterdam
Carolien Jacobs, Van Vollenhoven Institute for Law, Governance and Society, Leiden Law School, Leiden University

Read the call for papers


30 January 2020

International conference: Africa, sixty years of independence

Entrance is free of charge, but please note that registration is required.


20-21 February 2020

Workshop: The Nile. Inclusion and Exclusion over a trans-boundary resource

Organizing committee:

Abeer Abazeed, FGGA, Leiden University
Abby Onencan, TU Delft
Lama El Hatow, Erasmus University Rotterdam

Read the call for abstracts


12 March 2020, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Peer-Coaching for PhD candidates (to be followed by a session in June, September and November)

Organizer: Karin Nijenhuis, ASCL

Only open to PhD candidates (all disciplines, all universities). Maximum of 6 participants per session.
Register: leidenasa@asc.leidenuniv.nl


March 2020 (tentative)

Morocco event

Organizing committee:

Mayke Kaag
others t.b.a.

Open registration: leidenasa@asc.leidenuniv.nl


2 April 2020

Somalia Day

Organizing committee:

Jan Abbink, ASCL
Annachiara Raia, ASCL
Gerard van de Bruinhorst, ASCL

Open registration: leidenasa@asc.leidenuniv.nl


18 June 2020, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Peer-Coaching for PhD candidates

Organizer: Karin Nijenhuis, ASCL

Only open to PhD candidates (all disciplines, all universities). Maximum of 6 participants per session.
Register: leidenasa@asc.leidenuniv.nl


16 & 17 July 2020

Two day workshop: From the ashes reborn. Reconsidering the “Time of Troubles” in Southern Africa in the context of global history

Organizing committee:

Jan-Bart Gewald, ASCL
Alicia Schrikker, Faculty of Humanities, Leiden University
Sabine Luning, Institute of Cultural Anthropology and Development Sociology, Leiden University
Thomas Molony, Centre of African Studies, University of Edinburgh

Authors workshop. By invitation only.


September 2020

(exact dates to be determined)

One-day Conference: Education in a multilingual and multicultural setting - lessons from Africa

Organizing committee:

Maarten Mous, LUCL, Leiden University
Bert van Pinxteren, LUCL, Leiden University

Open conference. For more info on how to register, please contact the organizers.


22 September 2020, 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Peer-Coaching for PhD candidates

Organizer: Karin Nijenhuis, ASCL

Only open to PhD candidates (all disciplines, all universities). Maximum of 6 participants per session.
Register: leidenasa@asc.leidenuniv.nl


September 2020

One-day conference & festival: Deaf Studies in African societies: language, identity and accessibility

Organizing committee:

Victoria Nyst, LUCL, Leiden University
Monika Baar, Institute for History, Leiden University


23 November 2020, 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Peer-Coaching for PhD candidates

Organizer: Karin Nijenhuis, ASCL

Only open to PhD candidates (all disciplines, all universities). Maximum of 6 participants per session.
Register: leidenasa@asc.leidenuniv.nl


November 2020

(exact date to be determined)

Workshop & publication: A General Labour History of Africa, 1600-1900

Organizing committee:

Stefano Bellucci, Institute for History, Leiden University
Klaas van Walraven, ASCL
Karin Willemse, Erasmus University Rotterdam and Institute for History, Leiden University
Andreas Eckert, Humboldt University of Berlin

Authors workshop. By invitation only.


2-4 December 2020

International conference: Africa Knows!

Organizing team:

Ton Dietz, ASCL
David Ehrhardt, FGGA, Leiden University
Robert Tijssen, CWTS, Leiden University
Chibuike Uche, ASCL
Antonio Frank, De Haagse Hogeschool
Ingrid Samset, FGGA, Leiden University
Harry Wels, ASCL and VU University
Jan Nouwen, Erasmus University Rotterdam
Antony Otieno Ong'ayo, International Institute of Social Studies, Erasmus University Rotterdam
Paul Nugent, Centre of African Studies, University of Edinburgh
David van Kampen, Nuffic
Samira Zafar, Nuffic
Michael Bollig, University of Cologne
Marieke van Winden, ASCL, conference organizer


From 2016 to 2019, LeidenASA (the Leiden African Studies Assembly) had the privilege of creating synergy between Leiden-based Africanists, later on joined by Africanists from TU Delft, Erasmus University Rotterdam and the University of Edinburgh, via collaborative research projects, research leave (temporary relief from teaching), field schools, e-learning initiatives, visiting research fellowships, lectures, workshops, and much more, made possible financially by Leiden University. From 2020 onwards, LeidenASA will continue to exist as a network of  Africanists.