“Sendwe Mining”, Socio-anthropologie du monde social de l’hôpital à Lubumbashi (RD Congo), the thesis of Aimé Kakudji, defended in the LAMC in 2010 (dir. Pierre Petit), has been nominated for the Price of the Belgian Cooperation for the development 2012.
We are pleased to announce that the Price of the “Rayonnement International” of the ULB, was awarded to Raluca Nagy for year 2011. Thanks to this Price, she will complete a postdoctoral stay of one year at the University of Leeds (UK).
From January 2011, David Berliner will be co-publisher of the Journal Social Anthropology (EASA) in association with Mark Maguire (and Vlad Naumescu for the review section).
Books published in 2011
Has just gone out (2011): Le patrimoine culturel immatériel. Enjeux d’une nouvelle catégorie. Edited by Chiara Bortolotto.
Has just been edited (2011): Funerals in Africa. Explorations of a Social Phenomenon. Edited by Joël Noret and M. Jindra. New York and Oxford, Berghahn.
Has just appear: Mort et dynamiques sociales au Katanga (République Démocratique du Congo) by Joël Noret and Pierre Petit (2011). Tervuren-Paris, MRAC, L’Harmattan (collection “Cahiers Africains”).
Although our researchers have different backgrounds and fields, in the next coming years, our team will work on the four research themes presented in section 3. Beyond our diversity, we intend to contribute to research theories and methodologies in heritage-making, development politics, religion, and gender/sexuality. In particular, we plan to organize three international conferences involving both researchers and doctoral students who are interested in these topics, with a series of publications in the coming years:
1. A conference on African Churches in Europe (by Joel Noret and Maité Maskens). From issues of identity, networks of religious actors, relations to the public sphere, and gender, contributions to the conference will show how African Christian worlds of Europe are now located at the very heart of dynamics of reconfiguration of African imaginations of Europe, but also of European imaginations of Africa. Keynote addresses will be delivered by Rijk Van Dijk (ASC, Leiden) and André Mary (CNRS/EHESS, Paris).
2. A conference on UNESCO and heritage-making (by David Berliner and Chiara Bortolotto). The papers gathered in this conference will be interested in engaging anthropological, epistemological and ethical reflections that emerge from ethnographies of UNESCO texts and bureaucratic practices. But also, we would like to invite scholars to speak about their own ethnographic experiences about UNESCO preservation in different settings. Using a comparative approach, we invite experts to discuss their data around economic, political, religious, social, aesthetic and historical impacts of its heritage-making policies.
3. A conference about ‘aesthetics and transmission’ organized in collaboration with the Musée du Quai Branly (by David Berliner, Laurent Legrain, Anne-Laure Cromphout et Pascale Visart de Bocarmé). A four-day workshop organized between Brussels and Paris, this conference intend to better tackle the intimate connections between aesthetics and cultural transmission.
4. A conference on heritage-making in China (by Françoise Lauwaert), organized in collaboration with CHIME (Leiden university) and the University of Fudan (Shanghai).