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CALL FOR PAPERS: Colonial and postcolonial Urban Planning in Africa

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CALL FOR PAPERS: International Planning History Society (IPHS) & Institute of Geography and Spatial Planning, University of Lisbon, Portugal - CONFERENCE Colonial and postcolonial Urban Planning in Africa, Lisbon, 5-6 September 2013

According to the United Nations, around 40 percent of the African population lived in urban areas in 2009. Population living in these vibrant and complex cities,  different from one another in patterns, processes and functions, is expected to reach 60 percent in 2050 and to set important challenges to both central and local governments in the continent. The answer to these challenges seems to require above all systematic urban planning, as acknowledged recently by the director of UN-Habitat.

The Conference – Colonial and Postcolonial Urban Planning in Africa – aims to re-examine the history of colonial urban planning in Africa and its legacies in the post-independence period, to learn from contemporary African scholarship, and to discuss how postcolonial urban planning cultures can actually address these urban challenges and contribute effectively for the development of resilient and sustainable cities in Africa.

The Conference to be held in Lisbon, in September 2013, organized by the Institute of Geography and Spatial Planning - University of Lisbon and the International Planning History Society (IPHS), will explore two key themes in the history of urban planning in Africa:

·         Theme I - 19th and 20th Century Colonial Urban Planning in Africa

·         Theme II - Postcolonial Urban Planning in Africa

In both themes we welcome country and cross-country approaches, studies of individual cities, and the comparison of African cities with one another.

The conference is organized in panels according to topics and issues.

The working language of the conference will be English. Translation services will not be provided.

Participation in the conference requires the presentation of a paper.

We invite researchers, planners and postgraduate students to present critical analyses of the multifaceted urban planning experience in Africa.

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Published8 Mar 2012

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pelo Príncipe Osman Rifat Ibrahim
O CURSO DE HISTÓRIA e o Grupo História, Memória e Sociedade (Secção de História do Património e da Ciência) do CPES – Centro de Pesquisa e Estudos Sociais, da Faculdade de Ciências Sociais e Humanas da ULHT, Convida para a Sessão Académica com a presença de S.A.I.R. o Príncipe Osman Rifat Ibrahim, do Egipto, Presidente do Real Instituto Mohamed Ali, que apresentará a Conferência O Egipto e o Império Otomano – culturas e patrimónios, seguida de Debate, que se realizará na próxima quinta-feira, 8 de Março, às 18.15 horas, no Auditório Armando Guebuza, do Campus Universitário da ULHT, do Campo Grande, em Lisboa.

ULHT . Universidade Lusófona de Humanidades e Tecnologias
Auditório Armando Guebuza
Quinta-feira, 8 de Março, às 18.00 horas

"Crossing African Borders: Migration and Mobility"

Fifth Annual Conference of the African Borderlands Research Network ABORNE

"Crossing African Borders: Migration and Mobility", ISCTE-IUL, Lisbon

(21-23 September 2011)

Focusing on the role of African borders in migratory movements, the Conference will address several topics and discuss the importance and role of borders to the circulation and identity building, the implications of border management and the strategies of populations for migration and border crossing. Panels will analyze current changes and their historical roots; discuss the mutual implications of cross-border circulation, migration and identities; present empirical evidence of transformations taking place; contribute to the theoretical debate and methodological approach of borderland studies in Africa.

"Traders and Borders in the Sierra Leone-Guinea Region, 19th and 20th Centuries: Comparative and Theoretical Implications"
Allen M. Howard | Professor Emeritus, Department of History, Van Dyck Hall, Rutgers University

  • Panel 1 - Methodologies for studying cross-border movements

  • Panel 2 - Rethinking hierarchies of borders and border crossings?

  • Panel 3 -The building of African territorial borders: the impact of pre-colonial and colonial migration on contemporary Africa

  • Panel 4 - Forced migration and the role of borders

  • Panel 5 - Border crossings and economic circulation: trade, smuggling, labour

  • Panel 6 - Border regimes and migrant practices: citizenship, belonging and the making of migrant subjectivities

  • Panel 7 - Partitioned Africans

Documentary film screenings:
"Kalahari Struggle: Southern Africa’s San under Pressure" (53 min.) by Manuela Zips-Mairitsch and Werner Zips
 - " 'We have come full circle': The forced migration of Angolan !Xun and Namibian Khwe to Platfontein, South Africa" by Manuela Zips-Mairitsch and Werner Zips
 - "Border Farm" (32 min), by Thenijwe Niki Nkosi
- "Esta Fronteira Não Existe" (41min), Perfectview