CONFERENCE. Empire, Labour, Citizenship. Current research on Globalization.

Brussels, 18-20 November 2015 Since the second half of the 19th century, accelerations in the processes of globalization profoundly transformed human communities throughout the world. This event aims at highlighting current research in human sciences around concepts of empire, labour and citizenship and their connections with the long-term history of mankind. During three days, researchers in history, anthropology and political sciences are invited to reflect together on how political superstructures, workforce management and the making of collective identities contributed to shape today’s globalized societies. The conference will be closed by a lecture of Pr. Frederick Cooper (New York University), a leading scholar in the History of (post)colonial Africa, and a major contributor to academic debates on these topics. Day 1. 18 November. Venue: Vrije Universiteit Brussel, room to be confirmed. 12h-13h. Welcoming and registration. 13h-13h15. Welcome speech: Benoît Henriet (PhD candidate, Université Saint-Louis – Bruxelles), Romain Tiquet (PhD Candidate – Humboldt University – Berlin). Panel 1. Empires and the making of global societies. Discussant/chair : Pr. Kenneth Bertrams (Université Libre de Bruxelles). 13h15-14h45 KEYNOTE : Pr. Eric Vanhaute (Ghent University): ‘Frontiers of Empire. About Land, Labour and Commodities’. 14h45-15h. Coffee break. 15h-15h30. Pr. Paul Fontaine (Université Saint-Louis – Bruxelles) : […]

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Art exhibition in London: Algerianism (part 1)

ALGERIANISM (PART 1) Collective Exhibition The word ‘Algerianism’ initially described a literary movement constituted in the early twentieth century by a group of French and Algerian intellectuals, who aimed to build a cultural ideology to reunite both settler and native communities. After the independence, the notion of Algerianism was taken by Algerian thinkers into a more nationalist and patriotic reference, looking to reconstruct a ‘new’ Algerian persona and identification. 1 2  3 ‘Algerianism (part 1)’ is a project collaboration co-curated by Algerian event manager, Toufik Douib, and French artist born in Algeria, Patrick Altes, that brings a reflective on Algeria’s emergent art scene on what the concept of Algerianism would mean 50 years after the country’s independence. The perspective arising from the works presented is that there are multiple and eclectic facets of Algeria, being a singular country in the Maghreb, African, Arab and Francophone worlds. In fact, each artist shares an engaging vision and powerful message of cultural identity exploring topics such as the current geopolitical crisis or the place of women in the Algerian contemporary landscape. Artists exhibiting: 4  5  6 Patrick Altes (visual artist) ‘Mizo’ Hamza Ait Mekideche (visual artist) Souad Douibi (performance artist) Kaci Ould Aissa […]

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