Two events coming up in May on Mali.
LSE: New Theatre, East Building
8th of May 2013 – 6.30-8pm
An examination of the changing strategic security environment in West Africa and the effectiveness of the response initiated by the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) with the support of the international community.
SOAS: Russell Square: College Buildings, Room G2
29th of May 2013 9am – 30th of May 2013 5pm
rganised by the Centre of African Studies and SOAS, University of London, with the support of the MBI Al Jaber Foundation, ASA-UK and Goldsmiths’ College, this conference aims to provide an interdisciplinary and research-based platform to Africanists from Europe, Africa and the USA, to initiate a debate about the causes of the present political and humanitarian crisis in Mali, but also its impact on the country’s social and cultural diversity.
The four panels will focus on the following themes:
- Interdisciplinary perspectives on the crisis
- Emergency crisis and impact of humanitarian action
- Heritage and conservation
- Historical perspectives and future scenarios
The conference will also provide an opportunity to present the work of Mohamed Alher Ag Almahdi, a Malian Tuareg artisan who trained in restoring ancient manuscripts at the British Library and subsequently helped with the restoration of ancient manuscripts in Timbuktu.