(Re)centering the Commons in Africa around the territories and cultures of local communities – March 31, 2022

The webinar series will be held on March 31, 2022

The purpose of this webinar is twofold. A first pedagogic aim is to discuss the (re)centering of the commons in Africa around the cultures of local communities in the regimes of historicity deployed at the global level but with strong resonance in the most “remote” or unsuspected. Then, there is a second functional objective which concerns the scientific animation of the IASC-Africa region. The principle that guides this scientific animation is the unity and diversity of the world to move towards more anthropological knowledge in the era of the Anthropocene where humans find themselves marginalized from the center.

The IASC 2023 Biennial Conference will be held in Nairobi, Kenya. In the lead-up to IASC 2023, IASC-Africa plans to organize a hybrid regional conference in 2022 in Dakar on the pressure on the commons in the context of conflicts in the Sahel and in the Horn of Africa. This webinar series, therefore, presents itself as a precious opportunity for preparatory exchanges in the way towards the IASC-Nairobi 2023 conference. The organizers plan to find an outlet for publication after the series.

See the program here.