Collaborative Research Group Resource Extraction in Africa
The prominence of resource extraction (minerals, oil and gas, i.e. non-renewables) in Africa is enormous, both historically and in the present. Scholars working in different disciplines are engaging in fascinating research on aspects of artisanal as well as industrial forms of resource extraction in Africa. Extractive practices are an entry point to relevant debates on, for example, (re) writing African political and economic histories, geopolitical processes, on governance and sovereignty, neoliberalisation of development policies, livelihood strategies, identity politics in relation to land claims, gender issues, resource politics more broadly and environmental issues. This CRG brings together African studies scholars working on all issues related to resource extraction.
13-14 December 2017, Ghent, Belgium
Mining in comparative perspective: trends, transformations and theories. Please see the CfP here (PDF).
26-30 June 2018, Leipzig, Germany
Laboured Landscapes - Legacies and Futures of Extraction in Africa. Inter-ECAs CRG workshop. The workshop is linked to the German African Studies Conference 2018.