Other activities

2019

Conference: Histoire sociale de l’Afrique: héritages et marges de la parenté
26-27 November 2019
EHESS-Marseille, France

Paper by Miles Larmer, ‘Making the Urban Family: Social Welfare in the Central African Copperbelt, 1950-1990’


Conference: ASAUS 2019
21-23 November 2019
Boston, USA

Double Panel on ‘Being and Belonging on the Central African Copperbelt’, chaired by Miles Larmer and Iva Pesa.

Papers:

Rachel Taylor ‘Belonging in Town: Women in the Katangan Copperbelt c.1950-c2000’

Miles Larmer, ‘Decolonising’ ‘development’: knowledge production in the late-colonial and post-colonial Central African Copperbelt’

Enid Guene, ‘On Zamrock, Rumba and Katangese Guitar: Musical Movements and Cultural Exchange on the Central African Copperbelt’

Iva Peša, ‘The garden and the mine: Agriculture and urbanism on the Central African Copperbelt, 1950- 2000’


Conference: European Labour History Network
18-21 September 2019
Amsterdam, Netherlands

Paper by Iva Pesa, ‘Mining, Health and Environmental Thought on the Central African Copperbelt, 1950s-2000’ in Health, Labour and the Environment panel.


Conference: Global History of Copper
15-16 August 2019
Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) Trondheim, Norway

Paper by Iva Pesa, ‘Socio-Environmental Dynamics of Copper Production on the Central African Copperbelt 1950-2000’


Seminar: Miles Larmer, ‘Decolonising Development’
19 July 2019
Copperbelt University, Zambia


Conference: SAHS: Southern African Historical Society 27th Biennial Conference
24-26 June 2019
Rhodes University, Grahamstown, South Africa

Paper by Miles Larmer, ‘‘Decolonising’ comparative knowledge production in the Central African Copperbelt’


Conference: ECAS 2019. Africa: Connections and Disruptions
11-14 June 2019
Edinburgh

Papers:

Enid Guene, ‘Producing Art in an Industrial Context: The Mining Industry as ‘Patron’ in the Copperbelt’

Iva Pesa, ‘The Anthropocene as seen from the Central African Copperbelt: An environmental history perspective’

Rachel Taylor, ‘Women and the Nature of Work: Mineworkers’ Wives in Katanga, c.1950-c.2000′


Workshop: Empire and Globalisation(s): Circulations, Exchanges and Trans-Imperial Cooperation in Africa, 19th-20th Centuries
9-10 May 2019
University of Lausanne, Switzerland

Paper by Miles Larmer on knowledge production in the late colonial and post-colonial Central African Copperbelt.


Conference: American Society for Environmental History Conference
10-14 April 2019
Columbus, Ohio

Iva Pesa, Roundtable Speaker in ‘Environmental History of Mining Part II: A Roundtable on the Risks and Rewards of International Environmental History of Mining’.


Workshop: Development and Securitisation, and (Counter)-Insurgency (‘Understanding Insurgencies: Resonances from the Colonial Past’ network and ‘The worlds of (under)development: processes and legacies of the Portuguese colonial empire in a comparative perspective, 1945-75’)
14-15 March 2019
Center for Social Studies (CES-Lisboa), Lisbon, Portugal

Paper by Miles Larmer, ‘‘Decolonising’ ‘development’: knowledge production in the late colonial and post-colonial Central African Copperbelt’.


Workshop: ‘Bodies at Stake: Occupational and Environmental Poisons in Industrial Societies’
14 February 2019
University of Oxford

Paper by Iva Pesa, ‘Mining, waste and environmental thought on the Central African Copperbelt, 1950-2000’.


Seminar: Centre of African Studies Seminar, Cambridge
6 February 2019
University of Cambridge

Paper by Iva Pesa, ‘Mining, waste and environmental thought on the Central African Copperbelt, 1950-2000’.


Seminar: Centre of African Studies Seminar, Edinburgh
16 January 2019
University of Edinburgh

Paper by Iva Pesa, ‘Mining, waste and environmental thought on the Central African Copperbelt, 1950-2000’.


2018

Conference: ASAUS 2018
29 November-1 December 2018
Atlanta, USA

Paper by Enid Guene, ‘Copperbelt Crossroads: The Expression of Historical Change in Everyday Life’ in panel IV-A-1 ‘A Copperbelt laborer’s lifeworld. On female miners and miners’ wives, miners’ consumption of arts and assumption of labor rights.’


Seminar: Africa Talks Seminar Series
31 October 2018
University of Birmingham

Paper by Iva Pesa, ‘Mining, waste and environmental thought on the Central African Copperbelt, 1950-2000’.


Conference: TRAMIN 2018 Socio-Environmental Trajectories of Mining Territories
15-18 October 2018
Chambéry, France

Paper by Iva Pesa, ‘Towards an Environmental History of Coppermining on the Zambian ans Congolese Copperbelts 1950s-2000s’.


Conference: ASAUK 2018
11-13 September 2018
University of Birmingham

Panel on ‘Comparative Perspectives on the Central African Copperbelt’ chaired by Miles Larmer.

Papers:

Iva Pesa, ‘Environmental dynamics of a highly polluting industry on the Central African Copperbelt, 1950s-2000s’

Enid Guene, ‘Copperbelt Crossroads: The Expression of Historical Change in Everyday Life’chair Miles Larmer.

Benoit Henriet, ‘An “Authentic” past? Writing history in Mobutu’s Zaire, 1970-1990’ in ‘Writing African History’ panel.


Conference: European Social Science and History Conference 2018
4-7 April 2018
Belfast, Northern Ireland

Panel on ‘Urbanism in Central Africa: (Extra)ordinary ways of understanding Zambian and Congolese cities in the 20th century’ organised by Iva Pesa, discussant – Miles Larmer.

Papers:

Iva Pesa, ‘Farming on the Copperbelt: Urban agriculture and Central African urbanism’

Stephanie Laemmert, ‘Spiritual Identities in the Central African Copper Towns, c.1950-1990’


Workshop: Labour in the mining industry of the Copperbelt
12 February 2018
University of Lubumbashi

Paper by Iva Pesa, ‘La production du savoir environnemental dans les papiers de l’Union Miniere du Haut Katanga et Gecamines’.


Lecture: ‘Comparing the DRC and Zambia’
10 January 2018
University of Lubumbashi

Paper by Miles Larmer, ‘Comparing the DRC and Zambia’.


2017

Workshop: Bucerius Young Scholars Forum
1 November 2017
Berkeley, California

Paper by Stephanie Laemmert, ‘The ‘Spiritual New Man’: Migrant Workers and their Visions of Urban Modernity on the Zambian and Congolese Copperbelt, c.1935-1990’.


Seminar: ‘Nation-making at the Border: Zambian Diplomacy in the Democratic Republic of Congo’
27 September 2017
University of Birmingham

Paper presented by Miles Larmer.


Seminar: Comparing the Copperbelt: Political Culture and Knowledge Production in Central Africa
21 July 2017
Copperbelt University, Zambia

Paper presented by Miles Larmer.


Seminar: Comparing the Copperbelt: Political Culture and Knowledge Production in Central Africa
12 July 2017
SAIPAR, Zambia

Presentations by Miles Larmer and Iva Peša.


Conference: European Conference on African Studies (ECAS 2017)
29 June-1 July 2017
Basel, Switzerland

Panel on ‘Political Cultures in the Central African Copperbelt’ convened by Miles Larmer and Benjamin Rubbers (Université de Liège).

Paper by Stephanie Lämmert, ‘Spiritual Identities in the Central African Copperbelts’.


Workshop: Territoriality, boundaries and spatial practices in ‘Berlin’s Africa’
8 May 2017
University of Leipzig

Paper by Miles Larmer, ‘Nation-making at the Border: Zambian Diplomacy in the Democratic Republic of Congo’.


2016

Conference: ASAUK Conference 2016
7-9 September 2016
University of Cambridge

Panel on ‘Social and Political Mobilisation in Extractive Communities in Sub-Saharan Africa (I)’ chaired by Miles Larmer.


Conference: Imperial Comparison
8-9 July 2016
All Souls College, Oxford

Paper by Miles Larmer, ‘Comparing copperbelts: Belgian and British colonial knowledge production and exchange in mid-20th century Central Africa’.