AFRICAN STUDIES: PERSPECTIVES FROM RUSSIA AND SLOVENIA

First colloquium of Africanists from Russia and Slovenia

14.-15.May 2015

 

PROGRAMME

Thursday, 14.5.2015

 

Session 1

10.00-13.00

The opening:

Address by Mr. Rifat Pateev, director of Russian Centre in Ljubljana.

Address by His Excellence Ambassador Doku Zavgaev.

Addresses by the representative of the Slovenian academic community, Prof. Rajko Muršič, Department of Ethnology and Cultural Anthropology, Faculty of Arts, University of Ljubljana

Address by Prof. Vladimir Shubin, Institute for African Studies, Russian Academy of Sciences

Address by Dr. Sarah Lunaček, Department of Ethnology and Cultural Anthropology

 

Moderator/convener: Dr. Blaž Vrečko Ilc

 

˃ Dr. Nikolai Jeffs, Faculty of Humanities, University of Primorska

Qualified Emancipations: Ethnicity and Anarchocommunist Narratives on the Nigerian- Biafran war. 
˃ Professor Vladimir Shubin, Institute for African Studies, Russian Academy of Sciences

Southern Africa: Liberation and After. Views from Russia.

13.00-14.30 Lunch Break

 

Session 2.

14.30-17.30
Moderator/convener- Professor Vladimir Shubin.

 

> Dr. Olga Kulkova, Institute for African Studies, Russian Academy of Sciences.
Russian Views on EU – Africa Relations.
> Dr. Blaž Vrečko Ilc, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Ljubljana
The representations of Africans and Africa in (western) liberal political thought

 

 

> Dr. Veronica Usacheva, Institute for African Studies, Russian Academy of Sciences

Development of Mass Media in Modern Africa: New Opportunities, Old Limitations.

 

17.30-18.00 coffie break

 

18.00 – 20.30h

“Eyes and Ears of God. Video Surveillance of Sudan”, documentary film by Tomo Križnar. Discussion with the author and Bojana Pivk, sharing information from their last visit in Sudan

 

Friday 15.5.2015

Session 3.

9.00-13.00

Moderator/convener: Dr. Nikolai Jeffs.

> Dr. Sarah Lunaček, Faculty of Arts, University of Ljubljana

Approaches of Development Projects as Experienced by Tuareg in Northern Niger. 

> Maja Ladić, Peace Institute

Gender Equality in Rwanda – in Theory and Practice.

> Dr. Nataša Hrastnik, University of Nova Gorica

Literary Explorations of Islam and Gender in Fiction by Leila Abouleila.
13.00-14.30 Lunch break

 

 

Session 4.

14.30-17.30

 

Moderator/convener: Dr. Veronica Usacheva

 

> Professor Eleonora Lvova, The Institute of Asian and African Studies, Moscow State University named after M.V. Lomonosov (presentation reading in author’s absence)
Indians in Ethiopia and Tanzania.

> Adam Rudder, University of Ljubljana (shorter presentation via Skype)

Fraught fidelities: an Exploration of Subjectivity, Belonging and Exclusion in the post-Socialist Community of Slovenians of African Descent.
> Dr. Marko Frelih, Slovene Ethnographic Museum

African Collection in the Slovene Ethnographic Museum

17.30-18.00. Coffеe break.

 

18.00-20.00

Round table: “Africans in Slovenia”. Moderator: Sarah Lunaček. Participants: Ibrahim Nouhoum (African Forum), Max Zimani (Institute Global), Eyachaw Tafera (Institut for African Studies), Dado Kebe Nouhoum

 

20.00 The closing. Addresses by Mr.Pateev, participants and guests of the colloquium.
 

 

Organized by:

Institute for African Studies, Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow

Russian Centre for Science and Culture, Ljubljana

Department of Ethnology and Cultural Anthropology, Faculty of Arts, University of Ljubljana