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VAD 2022: "Africa and Europe: Reciprocal Perspectives"

2022-06-07 to 2022-06-10
Albert Ludwig University, Freiburg / Possibly Online

The Africa Centre for Transregional Research (ACT) of the Albert Ludwig University of Freiburg is hosting the next conference of the Association for African Studies in Germany e.V. (VAD) from 07 to 10 June 2022 in Freiburg im Breisgau. The Albert Ludwig University of Freiburg acts hereby as host in her own name and for her own account.

Please be aware: We hope to be able to organize the upcoming conference as a f2f event with some virtual elements. However, we will continue to monitor the corona situation and might have to change the conference format to hybrid or virtual. Stay safe and warm regards from Freiburg!

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. Political and epistemological entanglements will be explored and unusual perspectives will also be opened up. This should unlock new forms of collaboration and further develop existing ones. Experiences with collaborative research and its challenges should lead to analyses which also take into account questions of persistent exclusion and the lack of representativeness in teaching and research in both Africa-related studies and “European Studies”. 

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