Asia and Africa in Transition

New conference dates: 28-30 June 2021

Panels

This conference will focus on the multiple forms of linkages and engagements occurring between Asia and Africa in an increasingly multi-polar world. Besides keynote speeches, it will feature a range of panels and roundtables across disciplines, temporalities and themes in the study of Asian and African dynamics.

Open panels

The panels below are open for abstract submissions. More information about the call here.

Asian partners in the transition of ports in Africa
Convener: Annette Skovsted Hansen, Japan and Global Studies, Aarhus University

Banal democracies: Beyond electoral temporality
Conveners: Frauke Mennes and Asmus Rungby, Dept. of Anthropology, University of Copenhagen

China going global: Historical trajectories, current debates, and future prospects
Convener: Jun Liu, Dept. of Communication, University of Copenhagen

Engendering humanity in Africa and Asia
Convener: Lauraine Vivian, Global Health Section, University of Copenhagen

Foreign agricultural investments as driver of rural transformation?
Conveners: Rikke Brandt Broegaard, Dept. of Geoscience and Natural Resource Management, University of Copenhagen and Helle Munk Ravnborg, Danish Institute for International Studies

From recipients to donors: New engagement of Asian countries in humanitarian aid in Africa
Conveners: Stig Jensen, Centre for African Studies, University of Copenhagen and Shiling Xu, Innovation Center for Risk Governance, Beijing Normal University

Health systems in transition: Human health resources as agents of change
Conveners: Bishal Gyawali & Tania Dræbel, Global Health Section, University of Copenhagen

Local expressions of global ideas: Negotiating modernity, aesthetics and cultural heritage in African and Asian museums
Conveners: Jens Sejrup, Dept. of Cross-Cultural and Regional Studies and Vibe Nielsen, Dept. of Anthropology, University of Copenhagen

Situated natalisms – familial and filial forms in Africa and Asia
Conveners: Ayo Wahlberg Dept. of Anthropology, University of Copenhagen, Tyler Zoanni Ethnologie, University of Bayreuth

The geopolitics of China’s rise in Africa: Implications and challenges for democratisation and human rights
Convener: Yosef Kamal Ibssa, Dept. of Sociology and Political Science, University of Copenhagen

The geopolitics of the Indo-Pacific
Conveners: Andreas Bøje Forsby, Nordic Institute of Asian Studies, Peter Marcus Kristensen, Dept. of Political Science, University of Copenhagen

The making of Belt and Road Initiative projects in African states: Local actors, interests and policy link-ups
Convener: Julie Yu-Wen Chen, Dept. of Cultures, University of Helsinki

Urbanization in rural regions of Africa and Asia
Conveners: Torben Birch-Thomsen and Jytte Agergaard, Dept. of Geosciences and Natural Resource Management, University of Copenhagen

Closed panels

The panels below are closed for paper submissions (invited speakers only), but all are welcome to attend.

Population policies, family planning and changing fertility rates in Asia and Africa
Conveners: Flemming Konradsen & Morten Mechlenborg Nørulf, School of Global Health, University of Copenhagen

Research capacity building - What is the deal?
Conveners: Flemming Konradsen, Peter Furu, Bjørg Elvekjær & Ole F. Olesen, Global Health Section, University of Copenhagen

Shifting the approach: decolonising academia in Africa and beyond
Conveners: Decolonising Global Health Working Group, School of Global Health, University of Copenhagen