Zentrum für Interdisziplinäre Regionalstudien (ZIRS)
der Martin-Luther-Universität Halle-Wittenberg

25.06.-26.06.2018

History and Politics of Belonging in African Indian Ocean Island Societies

Third international thematic AEGIS CRG conference on Africa and the Indian Ocean

Outline

Programme

Monday 25 June
Morning Session
 
08.30
Registration and coffee
09.00-09.10
Iain Walker
Martin Luther University
Introductory remarks
09.10-09.30
Burkhard Schnepel
Director, Zentrum für Interdisziplinäre Regionalstudien
Welcome
First Panel – Chair: Preben Kaarsholm
 
09.30-10.10
Safder Alladina
University of North London & University of British Columbia (retired)
Janghbari: the life cycle of a language
Discussant: Akbar Keshodkar
10.10-10.50
Vinesh Y. Hookoomsing
AIECOI, Mauritius Institute of Education
Creole Studies and the African language-culture link from a sociohistorical perspective
Discussant: Gitanjali Pyndiah
10.50-11.05
Coffee break
Second Panel – Chair: Vinesh Y. Hookoomsing
 
11.05-11.45
Franziska Fay
Goethe University, Frankfurt
Between ‘malezi ya jamii’ and ‘malezi ya kisasa’: temporalities of child rearing as public and private matters in Zanzibar
Discussant: Marie-Aude Fouéré
11.45-12.25
Akbar Keshodkar
Moravian College, Bethlehem PA
Marriage as a means of exporting and importing women: mobility and belonging of South Asian women in Zanzibar
Discussant: Felicitas Becker
12.25-13.25
Lunch
Afternoon Session
Third Panel – Chair: Morgan Robinson
 
13.25-14.05
Pier M. Larson
Johns Hopkins University
The mixed-race families of Ile de France
Discussant: Vinesh Y. Hookoomsing
14.05-14.45
Gitanjali Pyndiah
Goldsmiths College, University of London
Creole origin-stories on the islands of Mauritius
Discussant: Rafaël Thiébaut
14.45-15.25
Ramola Ramtohul
University of Mauritius
Fractured identities and citizenship in postcolonial Mauritius
Discussant: Francesca Declich
15.25-15.40
Coffee break
Fourth Panel – Chair: Pier M. Larson
 
15.40-16.20
Klara Boyer-Rossol
Université Paris Diderot & Université Nice Sophia Antipolis
Memories and history of East African migrations in west Madagascar
Discussant: Iain Walker
16.20-17.00
Patrick Desplat
University of Göttingen
Navigating capacities and constraints. Migration dreams and the fear of other’s envy in Mahajanga, Madagascar
Discussant: Pier M. Larson
Tuesday 26 June
Morning Session
Fifth Panel – Chair: Ramola Ramtohul
 
09.00-09.40
Felicitas Becker
Gent University
The politics of history in Islamic reformist preaching in Zanzibar
Discussant: Morgan Robinson
09.40-10.20
G. Thomas Burgess
US Naval Academy, Annapolis MD
Seif Sharif Hamad and the politics of communal memory in Zanzibar
Discussant: Isabelle Denis
10.20-11.00
Marie-Aude Fouéré
Ecole des hautes études en sciences sociales
What “invasion” in Zanzibar? Popularizing Africa Addio as a historical source about the 1964 revolution
Discussant: Hans Olsson
11.00-11.15
Coffee break
Sixth Panel – Chair: Patrick Desplat
 
11.15-11.55
Isabelle Denis
Independent Scholar
Mayotte department: so far away from Comoro Islands?
Discussant: G. Thomas Burgess
11.55-12.35
Iain Walker
Martin Luther University
Does anyone remember? Being Comorian in Mayotte
Discussant: Patrick Desplat
12.35-13.35
Lunch
Afternoon Session
Seventh Panel – Chair: Ramola Ramtohul
 
13.35-14.15
Hans Olsson
Independent Scholar
Pentecostal Christianity, migration, and the politics of religious belonging in contemporary Zanzibar
Discussant: Franziska Fay
14.15-14.55
Morgan Robinson
Mississippi State University
Belonging nowhere and everywhere at once: Agnes Sapuli and the cosmopolitanism of the Universities' Mission
Discussant: Ramola Ramtohul
14.55-15.10
Coffee break
Eighth Panel – Chair: Marie-Aude Fouéré
 
15.10-15.50
Rafaël Thiébaut
International Institute of Social History, Amsterdam
Coming together of “Moorish” and “Arabs” at the Mascarene Islands
Discussant: Safder Alladina
15.50-16.30
Francesca Declich
University of Urbino
Querimbas Island and servantry: telescoping memories
Discussant: Klara Boyer-Rossol
16.30-17.00
Closing discussion

The third international thematic AEGIS CRG conference on Africa and the Indian Ocean is funded by the Zentrum für Interdisziplinäre Regionalstudien at Martin Luther University, the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft, and the Africa-Europe Group for Interdisciplinary Studies. The organisers would hereby like to acknowledge their generous support.