Archive | December, 2019

Opération Barkhane : “Il s’agit de maintenir la violence à un niveau tolérable”, explique Michel Goya

L’historien militaire et ancien colonel Michel Goya analyse le sens de l’engagement des soldats français dans l’opération Barkhane au Mali, alors qu’un hommage national sera rendu lundi 2 décembre aux treize militaires tués dans la collision de deux hélicoptères lors d’une opération de combat. “Je suis persuadé que ce que nous faisons est utile, bien et nécessaire“, a soutenu ce mercredi 27 novembre, à l’antenne de France Inter, le chef d’état-major des armées, François Lecointre, à propos de l’opération Barkhane dans le Sahel. Ce, alors que lundi soir, 13 des 4.500 soldats engagés par la France au Mali sont morts dans la collision de deux hélicoptères lors d’une mission de combat contre des djihadistes. Michel Goya, historien militaire et ancien colonel des troupes de marine, auteur de Sous le feu – La mort comme hypothèse de travail -, analyse le sens de l’engagement de nos soldats dans ce conflit. Read more on Marianne Sent by Edouard Bustin

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CFP: Publishing, Collecting and Accessing African-language Materials, 8 June 2020, SOAS

Announcement and Call for Papers for the 2020 Annual Conference of SCOLMA (the UK Libraries and Archives Group on Africa) Oun a ní la ń gbé l’árugẹ (It is the heritage we have that we must celebrate)  Publishing, Collecting and Accessing African-language Materials SALT, Paul Webley Wing, SOAS, University of London Monday 8 June 2020 CALL FOR PAPERS The question of writing in African languages has frequently been a matter of debate and contestation in recent times. Today, English, French and Portuguese remain the official languages of most countries of Africa south of the Sahara, and most publishing appears in these languages. Nevertheless, books and newspapers continue to be published in many African languages, albeit often in small numbers. New initiatives such as the Jalada Translation Project are actively promoting writing in this area. African languages also flourish in many other formats – and have done so historically – whether (for example) as manuscripts, ephemera, or audio-visual forms from cassette tapes and radio programmes to YouTube films. This conference will take up these issues by looking at producing, collecting, accessing, researching and preserving African-language materials. One set of concerns for the conference are those relating to production and publishing. What is the current state […]

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