ASCL Community News April

Well-attended Country Meeting Uganda

During the Community Country Meeting on Uganda, which took place on 30 March, Jamie Hitchen (Policy Researcher at the Africa Research Institute) gave an insightful lecture on the shifting political landscape in Uganda, while Kenneth Muyingo (representative of the Ugandan diaspora in the Netherlands) gave an impression of the post election situation in Uganda through the eyes of Ugandans living in the Diaspora. Take a look at the photo album (Facebook).

Later on this year, we will be organizing Country Meetings on Zambia, Ghana, Chad, and Democratic Republic Congo & Congo-Brazzaville & Central African Republic (three countries at once).

New publications by ASCL Community members

Reny van der Kamp, How did the Great Famine influence daily life on the Aran Islands and what can we learn from it regarding current and future famine risks in Sub Sahara Africa, i.c. Malawi? An interdisciplinary study on social, agricultural and historical issue. (Paper for the module 'Island Studies- a model for our world, a metaphor for our planet' at the Institute for Interdisciplinary Studies, University of Amsterdam).

Barbara Titus, associate professor of cultural musicology at the University of Amsterdam, wrote a blog about her stay in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa, where she had earlier done research in Maskanda music. Titus teaching courses on music's globalization, on trends in postcolonial thinking, and on music from southern Africa. Read her (personal) blog.

Would you like to become an ASCL Community member? There are four different types of members depending on a person’s involvement with Africa: fellow, affiliate, artist or associate. Find out more about the membership and how to register.