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.
11-12 October, leiden, The Netherlands
Laboured Landscapes - Legacies and Futures of Extraction in Africa. The AEGIS ´Resource Extraction in Africa´ CRG would like to invite submissions for a workshop to be held October 12 (starting october 11) at the Institute of Cultural Anthropology & Development Sociology, Leiden University, The Netherlands. Please find the CfP here.
9-12 July 2018, Marseille, France
´Imaginaires et désenchantements du développement par l'extraction minière en Afrique´. This panel is organised as part of the firth ´Rencontres des Études Africaines en France´. Please find more information here.