Unravelling conflict and exploring complex patterns of life and mobility in the African Great Lakes
Aims of the workshop
This workshop is supported by the MacArthur Foundation and the Oxford Martin School at the University of Oxford. The outcomes of this workshop will support the development of the Mobility in the African Great Lakes project.
The workshop aims to:
- assess the state of the art research on life and movement in the African Great Lakes Region, with an emphasis on the Democratic Republic of Congo
- interrogate and nuance the crisis and displacement frameworks, which dominate research in the region
- discuss potential methods and methodologies best suited to examine complex life dynamics in the context of crisis and conflict
Structure of the workshop
The workshop will start with a panel by the research team about the project’s conceptual framework and research design. The remainder of the workshop will be structured as a series of presentations and roundtable discussions that examine life and movement in the region.
Lunch will be provided. Travel support may also be available upon request. If you are interested in taking part in the workshop, please submit an abstract of no more than 500 words of your research in the region as well as a professional biography of no more than 250 words to email@example.com by 7 September 2012.