Welcome at the official website of the Priority Programme "Adaptation and Creativity in Africa - Significations and Technologies in the Production of Order and Disorder"


For an overview of the projects approved under the Priority Programme 1448 please see Projects and the interactive map of projects and partners.


Call for Applications: BIGSSS-departs PhD Program (Deadline: 15 September 2016)

The Bremen International Graduate School (BIGSSS) offers 10 Ph.D. positions in its newly launched BIGSSS-departs program funded by the European Commission.[more]

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Call for Papers: "Research on new social dynamics in Senegal", Université Libre de Bruxelles (Deadline: 31 July 2016)

The Laboratoire d’Anthropologie des Mondes Contemporaines (LAMC), Université Libre de Bruxelles, invites participants to a two-day workshop to showcase and discuss new research on novel social dynamics in Senegal.[more]

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Speech: "Decolonising Knowledge, Education, and the University" by Prof Lewis Gordon at SOAS, University of London

Prof Lewis Gordon held a speech with the title "Decolonising Knowledge, Education, and the University" at SOAS, University of London, on June 3rd, 2016.[more]

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Interview with Jon Schubert on French TV regarding current situation in Mozambique

An interview with "Changing Stateness" project member Jon Schubert has been aired on French TV programme Focus. [more]

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Call for Panels: 7th European Conference on African Studies Basel, 29 June – 1 July 2017

The Centre for African Studies Basel calls for the submission of panel proposals addressing the conference theme "Urban Africa - Urban Africans. New encounters of the urban and the rural". Deadline: 18 August 2016.[more]