AVRIL 2020

CALL: “The Field of the ‘Photographable’”: From the Global North to the Global South and from the Global South to the Global North. Visual Approaches, Appropriation and Flows in Africa” / 21-22th April, Addis-Abeba (CFEE, IFRA & AF)

Deadline for submission: February 28th, 2020More information here

These 2-day activities (a workshop, a forum, a conference) aim to offer a platform to discuss how photographers and researchers make use of photography to account for social realities they are not part of, which is often the case when it comes to Africa. Firstly, it will provide space to study photographs of Africa as well as the vision their photographers have of their work, and confront them to the vision of photographers and researchers who work on their own sociocultural milieux. Secondly, its objective is to account for the ways in which these photographs are received, whether in the locations where they were taken or in other locations (notably in the places where their photographs originate from).

This gathering addresses academics, photographers and students interested in conducting empirical and theoretical projects in the fields of visual sociology, visual anthropology, visual culture studies, journalism & digital media on contemporary African realities and beyond.

This call covers 3 different events that you can apply for as a researcher or as a photographer:

– DAY 1 : A practical and theoretical session at the crossroad of research and photography, which has been thought as a workshop where academics can be taken through a visual journey by photographers and researchers through the city of Addis-Abeba (21 April 2020).
– DAY 1 : A roundtable bringing all stakeholders together during a forum at the Alliance Ethio-Française (21 April 2020).
– DAY 2 : An academic forum where researchers using visual methods will present and discuss their research during a reflexive debate with photographers — and a greater audience —on the themes of the conference (notably “Work in images and Images of Work” & “Space in images”) at CFEE (22 April 2020).

Deadline for submission: February 28th, 2020 Response of the selection committee: March 15th, 2020.

For abstracts submission (academic workshop):
Max. 3 500 signs, English. Please send your abstract by email to the following addresses: cperrinjoly@gmail.com; cjossedurand@ifra-nairobi.net
For photographs submission (exhibition): please send 3 to 5 pictures with a paper presenting your approach (max 5000 signs).

The event will be hosted by the French Centre for Ethiopian Studies (CFEE).
Website: www.cfee.cnrs.fr / Blog: https://cfee.hypotheses.org/ / Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/CFEE.Addis/

JUIN 2019 – JUIN 2020

TERRAINS DE RECHECHE : Juin 2019-juin 2020

JUIN 2019

PANEL: “Stories of a rural African working class” (ECAS 2019, Edinburgh) – 12 juin 2019, 16:15 – 18:00, room 07, coordonné par Chloé Josse-Durand, avec Guillaume Vadot, S. Annette Witherspoon, Bettina Engels.

MAI 2019

Lancement du programme : 27-29 mai 2019: Ecole Thématique du CNRS, Gif-sur-Yvette (voir programme de la rencontre)

Objectifs de l’Ecole thématique :

  1. Faciliter les transferts théoriques et méthodologiques dans le but d’acquérir de nouveaux savoirs théoriques et pratiques sur les mondes ouvriers africains
  2. Permettre la structuration d’un réseau de chercheurs désireux de mener des recherches sur les mondes ouvriers africains et de répondre à des appels d’offre internationaux ou autres appels
  3. Construire desquestionnements et des méthodologies d’enquête pour conduire des terrains 
  4. Favoriser les collaborations inter-laboratoires et inter-équipes (pluridisciplinaires)
  5. Solidifier les liens et collaborations entre les communautés scientifiques basées en France et celles des UMIFRE d’Afrique 
  6. Contribuer à l’effort du CNRS d’intensifier la recherche sur l’Afrique en développant une thématique pertinente pour l’ensemble du continent africain et de portée globale