3 sentences on the institute
The ABI is one of Germany’s major research centers in the domain of both comparative area studies and transregional studies. As an independent, non-profit research institution, the institute cooperates with the University of Freiburg. The Institute was founded in 1960 and goes back to Arnold Bergstraesser, at that time Professor of Political Science and Sociology at the University of Freiburg.
Andreas Mehler just read a relevant article for which Ghanaian soldiers were interviewed about their experiences during a peacekeeping mission.
In an interview Helga Dickow talks about Chad's interim parliament, which is supposed to prepare Chad for a civilian rule and has now finally been announced.
Cita Wetterich recommends a book chapter that examines the ways in which conflict and migration are linked, lead to or even cause each other.
Rosa Lehmann highly recommends an article that draws attention to "gendered geographies of elimination" using the example of the indigenous Epera.
Events / Dates
The VAD conference 2022 in Freiburg will focus on the theme “Africa and Europe: Reciprocal Perspectives” and will address processes of co-production of knowledge as well as the mutual questioning of different ways of thinking. Call for Papers, Deadline 31.01.2022
Inés Durán Matute, currently a fellow at the Arnold Bergstraesser Institute, will present and discuss her work on indigenous resistance against energy and infrastructure projects in Mexico.
The ALMA Research Series is Freiburg’s interdisciplinary colloquium on social transformations in Asia, Latin America, Middle East and Africa. The lectures take place three times during term via Zoom.
Salomé Deboos is an anthropologist who works on belonging and identities in the Himalayan region of Zanskar. She will speak at the ALMA Research Series, Freiburg's interdisciplinary colloquium on social transformations in Asia, Latin America, the Middle East and Africa.
Out now: Africa Yearbook 2020, edited by Albert Awedoba, Benedikt Kamski, Andreas Mehler and David Sebudubudu.
Nicola Piper and Stefan Rother recently published an article on the emerging regional governance of migration from the perspective of migrant rights activists and their strategies in advancing a rights-based framework in contrast to the ‘management’ (i.e. control-centred) approach typically championed by states.
Helga Dickow, Nadia Beider and Yonatan Gez just published an article at Africa Spectrum about “religious nones” - who are not affiliated with any religious tradition - in Sub-Saharan Africa, offering an overview of this understudied subject.