Mali in Transition: Interdisciplinary Perspectives, 29-30 May
April 16, 2013
29 and 30 May 2013
Venue: SOAS, Russell Square: College Buildings Room: Khalili Lecture theatre
Organised by the Centre of African Studies and SOAS, University of London, with the support of the MBI Al Jaber Foundation, ASA-UK and Goldsmiths’ College, this conference aims to provide an interdisciplinary and research-based platform to Africanists from Europe, Africa and the USA, to initiate a debate about the causes of the present political and humanitarian crisis in Mali, but also its impact on the country’s social and cultural diversity.
The four panels will focus on the following themes:
- Interdisciplinary perspectives on the crisis
- Emergency crisis and impact of humanitarian action
- Heritage and conservation
- Historical perspectives and future scenarios
The conference will also provide an opportunity to present the work of Mohamed Alher Ag Almahdi, a Malian Tuareg artisan who trained in restoring ancient manuscripts at the British Library and subsequently helped with the restoration of ancient manuscripts in Timbuktu.
For more information, please contact the convenor of the conference: Dr Alessandra Giuffrida, firstname.lastname@example.org
The conference is free but you will need to register your attendance because space is limited.
To register, please send an email with “Mali in Transition” in the subject line to email@example.com.
Organiser: Centre of African Studies
Contact email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Contact Tel: 020 78984370
Sponsor: ASA UK, MBI Al Jaber Foundation, Goldsmith college, Centre of African studies at SOAS.