CONFERENCE: ‘CRN Conference 2018: Congolese Studies: Past, Present, Future’

The ‘Comparing the Copperbelt’ project is one of the main organising partners of the Congo Research Network’s fourth international conference, ‘Congolese Studies: Past, Present, Future’, to be held at St Antony’s College, University of Oxford on 26-27 April 2018.

Download poster poster_crn_2018_conference.pdf

The conference aims to bring together junior and senior scholars across the humanities and social sciences, sharing a common interest in the DRC. It specifically aims to provide space for interdisciplinary and comparative analyses and reflections, within and beyond Congolese Studies. Congo’s geographic centrality, the sustained demand for its resources on global markets, the dynamism of the country’s popular culture and its cross-border relations offer opportunities for collective thinking on the DRC’s place in broader dynamics of historical, social, political and economic change in Africa and beyond. The conference will provide an opportunity for reflecting on more than half a century of research on Congolese cultures, history and societies. 

Keynote address and panel:

We are delighted that Professor Bogumil Jewsiewicki Koss (Université Laval), will give a keynote address at 6pm on 26 April in the Nissan Lecture Theatre, St Antony’s College on ‘DR Congo and its scholars: challenges of relevance’, with a roundtable panel including Filip De Boeck (Leuven), Nancy Rose Hunt (Michigan), Emery Kalema (Stellenbosch), Erik Kennes (Royal Museum for Central Africa). Chair: Katrien Pype (Leuven).

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CRN 2018 organising committee:

Thomas Hendriks, Benoît Henriet, Miles Larmer, Ramon Sarró