Conference: ‘Congolese Studies: Past, Present, Future’, 26-27 April 2018

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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.

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Keynote address and roundtable:
Professor Bogumil Jewsiewicki Koss, Université Laval
‘DR Congo and its scholars: challenges of relevance’ / ‘RD Congo et ses chercheurs universitaires: défis de la pertinence’
Thursday 26 April, 6pm – Nissan Lecture Theatre, St Antony’s College
Roundtable speakers: Filip De Boeck (Leuven), Nancy Rose Hunt (Michigan), Emery Kalema (Stellenbosch), Erik Kennes (Royal Museum for Central Africa). Chair: Katrien Pype (Leuven)

A panel organised by Comparing the Copperbelt project Research Associate Benoit Henriet will be held on Thursday 26 April, 3.45pm-5.45pm in the Dahrendorf Room:

Panel 7: Knowledge Production in (Post)Colonial Congo
Panel convenor(s): Benoit Henriet
Chair: Miles Larmer

Amandine Lauro, ‘Race, Mental Testing and Development: Psychological Expertise in Late Colonial Congo (1945-1960)’
Benoit Henriet, ‘’At the forefront of the radical revolution’. Postcolonial university and party-state politics in Lubumbashi, 1971-1991’
Donatien Dibwe dia Mwembu, ‘Mémoires de Lubumbashi and Katangese urban cultures’
Romain Landmeters, ‘Using Ethnography to dispense Justice. Belgian Magistrates in Katanga and their journals (1910-1960)’

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