Katharina and Birgit organised the panel “Popular Culture and Translocality – Contemporary and Historical Perspectives on Africa and its Diaspora” at the 21. Afrikanistentag in Bayreuth with presentations by
James Ogone: “Intra-national Ethnic Diasporas: Popular Culture and Mediated Translocal Spaces in Kenya”
Jules Mansaly: “Translocality and language vitaliy” and
Katharina Fritsch: “‘T’es de quelle origine?’ – Embodying “Comorian diaspora“within popular cultural practices in Marseilles”
The project emerged out of the working group “Africa in Translocal Spaces” which has been active since 2011 and has its own blog “Translocal Africa”.
Our project is part of the newly established research plattform “Mobile Cultures and Societies. Interdisciplinary Studies on Transnational Formations” which aims at a dialogue between approaches from the humanities and social sciences on the issue of mobility in a broader sense. Please have a look at its website for more information on participants, projects and events of the platform.
Birgit presents a paper at the “European Social Science History Conference“ in Vienna:
“Creating Comoria – popular music in translocal spaces“