Past Events of BIGSAS

2017

Conference "Model African Union", 18-23 April (BIGSAS as partner)

Workshop "Media, Culture and Society/History and Film", 24-28 April

Workshop "The Distorted Mirror: Reflections of Time and Space in Speculative Media", 29-30 April

Partner University Conference "African Linguistic Landscapes and Language Interaction in Traditional and Global Contexts", Université Mohamed V de Rabat, Rabat, Morocco, 4-6 May

BIGSAS Denkatelier / Forum for Thought / Les ateliers BIGSAS de la pensée with Euphrase Kezilahabi, 26 May

 

BIGSAS Journalistenpreis 2017, 29 May

BIGSAS Alumni Meeting, Workshop Day, 30 May

BIGSAS Festival of African and African-Diasporic Literatures, 8-10 June

Block seminar "Under the Baobab Tree: Reframing Perceptions and Conceptions of Indigenous Knowledge", 10-11 July

Workshop "Female Voices in Islam in 20th Century West Africa", 11-12 July

International Conference "Media Maghreb: Imagining North Africa in Audio-Visual Culture", 13-14 July

BIGSAS Career Day, 15 September

   

 

2016

International Colloquium "Entre ordre et instabilité. Les d´fis de(s) insécurité(s) dans les Afriques en transition", Université d'Abomey-Calavi, Cotonou, Benin, 10-12 March

Conference "Beauty and the Norm: Debating Standardization in Bodily Appearance", 6-8 April

Conference "Model African Union", 21-24 April (BIGSAS as partner)

"Asixoxe - Let's Talk" SOAS and BIGSAS Conferences on African Philosophy, 28-29 April and 9 May

BIGSAS Festival of African and African-Diasporic Literatures (programme), 2-4 June

BIGSAS in Town 2016, 16 July

BIGSAS Denkatelier / Forum for Thought / Les ateliers BIGSAS de la pensée with Boubacar Boris Diop (information), 28 July

Workshop "Religious Engineering. Alternative Practices in the Context of Global Development?", 28-30 September

Partner University Conference "Media Cities: Mapping Urban Geography and Audiovisual Configurations", University of KwaZulu-Natal, Durban, South Africa, 10-12 October

BIGSAS Denkatelier / Forum for Thought / Les ateliers BIGSAS de la pensée with Prof Dr D. A. Masolo (information), 20 October

Conference "Thinking through Concepts/Thinking through Data. Processes of Mediation and Pitfalls in Academic Dealings with African Lifeworlds", 21-23 October

 

Conference "Higher Education Partnership Trends and Policy Issues between African and European Higher Education Institutions", 3-4 November

 

Workshop "Encounters: Crossing perspectives - Crossing disciplinaries" in collaboration with the Doctoral School of Social Sciences, Universidad del Valle, Cali, Colombia, 14-16 November

   

 

2015

Workshop "Researching Culture and Society", 9-10 February

Round Table with Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. mult. Rita Süssmuth, 29 April

 

BIGSAS Journalistenpreis 2015, 29 April

Workshop "Cultural Tourism and Indigenous Groups in Africa: Questions Raised and Lessons Learned, 2-3 June

 

BIGSAS Festival of African and African Diasporic Literatures, 2-6 June

BIGSAS in Town 2015, 18 July

Conference "Gender Matters: Visions from Africa for the Internationalisation of Higher Education", 4-6 November

   

2014

Conference " Wagner and the Voodoo Priest: Sacred Performances in Bayreuth and Elsewhere", 12-14 February

Affirmation of the BIGSAS partnership and network, 5 May

Honorary Doctorate awarded to Ngũgĩ wa Thiong’o (programme)

Alumni Excursion to Bonn (more information), 6-8 May

BIGSAS Festival of African and African-Diasporic Literatures (link), 26-28 June

BIGSAS@school Workshop Day "Afrika und Wir", 25 November

Workshop "Burning Questions: The quest for 'modern' energy sources in/for Africa", 14-17 December

Workshop "Religion and Space: Perspectives from African Experiences", 15-17 December

   

2013

 

 

Conference "Archaeology of the Future / Archéologie du Futur", 24-26 January

 

BIGSAS Festival of African and African-Diasporic Literatures (link), 20-23 June

 

BIGSAS Journalistenpreis 2013, 10 July

International Workshop "Coping with the Quest for Happiness and the Preservation of Integrity of the Biosphere in Africa", 11-12 November

   

 

2012

 

Conference "30 Jahre sozialwissenschaftliche Benin-Forschung in deutsch-beninischer Zusammenarbeit: Themen, Ergebnisse, Ausblicke" (programme), 8-12 March

 

International Workshop "The Making and Uses of Motor Roads", 7-9 June

 

Results announcement of the call for proposals of "Exzellenzinitiative des Bundes und der Länder", 15 June

 

BIGSAS Festival of African and African-Diasporic Literatures (programme and link), 14-16 June

 

Workshop "Dynamics of Religious Reform Movements in Contemporary Africa", 27-28 June

 

Workshop "Contextualizing Law", 21 August

   

 

2011

 

 

BIGSAS Journalistenpreis 2011, 15 April

 

BIGSAS Festival of African and African Diasporic Literatures 2011, 24-26 May

 

Workshop "Advanced Research Methods", 27-28 June

 

Conference "Tracks and Traces of Violence: Representation and Memorialisation of Violence in Africa in Art, Literature and Anthropology", 14-16 July

 

BIGSAS in Town 2011, 16 July

 

2nd BIGSAS Career Day, 20 October

 

Workshop on Ethics in Governance in Africa, 25-26 October

   

 

2010

 

 

Workshop "Subjects of Writing - Writing the Subject", University of KwaZulu-Natal, Durban, South Africa, 29 April - 1 May

 

1st BIGSAS Career Day, 5 May

 

Workshop "Continuity and Change in the Religious Field: Perspectives from Africa", 12-16 July

 

BIGSAS in Town 2010, 17 July

 

International Colloquium Between Order and Instability: Cultures, Languages and Spaces in Transition in Africa, Université d'Abomey-Calavi, Cotonou, Benin, 20-23 September

 

Workshop "Documentary Matters", 9-23 November

 

Symposium "Adaptation to Climate Change in East Africa: Challenges and Opportunities for Social Science Research", Moi University, Eldoret, Kenya, 18-20 November

   

 

2009

 

BIGSAS in Town 2009, 18 July

Conference "Living Partnership", 22-23 October

 

Concert by Dobet Gnahoré during "Living Partnership", 22 October

 

Workshop "Brother- und Sisterhood from an Anthropological Perspective", 5-7 November

   

 

2008

 

 

Conference "Building Partnership", 3-5 July