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CfP: The African Commonwealth – Strasbourg 14-15 November 2019 (new deadline, 1 July 2019)

original post on H-Diplo by Mélanie Torrent

The African Commonwealth : perceptions, realities and limits (new deadline / new dates)

14-15 November 2019
Institute of Political Studies, Strasbourg

The next Commonwealth Summit, due to be held in Kigali in 2020, promises to give Africa new visibility in the politics of the governmental delegations and civil society organisations which will converge in Rwanda. The youngest member of the Commonwealth, having joined in 2009, a joint member of the Francophonie whose secretary general is now former Rwandan Foreign and International Cooperation Secretary Louise Mushikiwabo, and an active player in global, continental and regional dynamics, Rwanda will be an important space for the Commonwealth to show that it is an attractive multilateral organisation for the 21st century – and for observers to assess this critically. On Africa, beside a number of success stories, the ongoing “Anglophone crisis” in Cameroon will raise difficult but urgent questions. More generally, the renegotiation of the Cotonou Agreements and the question of the Economic Partnership Agreements, the redefinition of the UK’s relations with the overall Commonwealth (including in the current uncertain context of Brexit) and the interest shown by African states in either re-entering (Zimbabwe) or joining (Togo) the Commonwealth also makes a re-assessment of the meaning of the Commonwealth in Africa and for Africa an important and timely issue. Continue reading

CfP: Appel à contribution – Les acteurs religieux africains à l’ère du numérique

Appel à contribution – Les acteurs religieux africains à l’ère du numérique

 
Un numéro de la revue Émulations. Revue des jeunes chercheuses et chercheurs en sciences
sociales à paraître en 2017 sera consacré au thème « Les acteurs religieux africains à l’ère du
numérique », sous la direction de Pamela MILLET MOUITY (École des hautes études en
sciences sociales) et Frédérick MADORE (Université Laval).

 
À partir du milieu des années 1990 et surtout depuis les années 2000, tout un champ d’études s’est
développé sur la façon dont la religion s’inscrit dans le numérique – sites web, forums, blogues,
médias de diffusion en ligne, réseaux sociaux, etc. Les auteurs de ces recherches ont développé
différents concepts tels que « religion online », « online religion » et « digital religion », pour
mieux appréhender les nouvelles formes de religiosités qui sont apparues grâce au web. Cependant,
peu d’études ont jusqu’à présent traité de manière significative de l’usage de l’Internet par les
groupes religieux du continent africain. Pourtant, la visibilité et la résurgence des pratiques
religieuses de toutes les confessions marquent le quotidien individuel et collectif, tant sur le
continent africain qu’au sein des diasporas. Dans cette nébuleuse, les nouveaux médias numériques
sont devenus des outils, voire des espaces majeurs où se donne à voir ce « religieux africain » dans
sa forme plurielle. Certes, le degré de pénétration et l’accessibilité d’Internet en Afrique demeurent
parmi les plus faibles dans le monde : 28,7 % de la population y ont accès selon des chiffres de
20161. À cela s’ajoutent de grandes disparités entre Afrique du Nord et Afrique subsaharienne,
ainsi qu’entre les différentes régions linguistiques. Malgré tout, son usage est en forte
augmentation : entre 2000 et 2015, le nombre d’utilisateurs est passé de 4 500 000 à plus de
330 000 000.

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Third Bulletin of the CNHH

The Third Newsletter of the CNHH was sent out to the membership and subscribers this morning. The full text of the bulletin can be read below. This update addresses new members and news from the membership, past and future events, publications, and conferences of the Network, and the future research projects and funding.

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Sarah Glassford Publishes on the History of the Red Cross

The Canadian Network on Humanitarian History is pleased to announce the publication of Sarah Glassford‘s first monograph, Mobilizing Mercy: a History of the Canadian Red Cross, from McGill-Queen’s University Press.  Dr. Glassford is a social historian of Canada, having received her PhD from York University in Toronto.  She is also a founding member of our Network and has previously blogged on Humanitarianism in the classroom.

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Dubinsky on Fieldston, ‘Raising the World: Child Welfare in the American Century’

suggested by Andrew Johnston (Network member)

Sara Fieldston. Raising the World: Child Welfare in the American Century. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 2015. . $39.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-674-36809-5.

Reviewed by Karen Dubinsky (Queens University)
Published on H-Diplo (September, 2015)
Commissioned by Seth Offenbach

Sara Fieldston’s Raising the World: Child Welfare in the American Century helps to build the case, now made by many scholars, for considering foreign policy from the bottom up, wresting our conceptualization of international relations from the world of men-in-suits and dispersing it, as it should be, through various sectors of the population. It is also an important contribution to the historiography of childhood and child welfare, a component of international relations. These are not well-trod paths but they are not new territory either. Where Raising the World says something very new is in its suggestive, at times impressionistic, discussion of the links between the post-World War Two project of “Third World Development” and childhood.

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New Publication: The Emergence of Humanitarian Intervention.

Cambridge University Press recently published a new volume on humanitarian aid and intervention of potential interest to the community.  Edited by Dr. Fabian Klose of the Leibniz-Institut fuer Europaeische Geschichte, Mainz, The Emergence of Humanitarian Intervention: Ideas and Practice from the Nineteenth Century to Present presents articles by academics including Michael Geyer, Daniel Marc Segesser, Stefan Kroll, and Mairi S. Macdonald.

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