The itensive course “Europe-Africa relations” will be held at ISCTE-IUL from 3rd to 17th of November, every wednesdays and fridays from 6pm to 10:30pm.

It offers a forum of discussion on the subject of border and culture crossings in and out of Africa, in a multidisciplinary perspective. The teaching modules will focus on the insertion of Africa in the contemporary world system, and on migrations and social movements set in the historical and present interactions between Africa and Europe.

The course is addressed at post-graduate students interested in international and migration studies, and in African­-European relations. It will enable them to be facilitators in current cultural, social and political inter-exchanges of people, goods and ideas. It also promotes a circular exchange of ideas, methods and information between different disciplines, nationalities and regional study areas, through a set of lectures, workshop presentations and study group discussions.

Brief description of the teaching modules:

Session 1 – Friday 3 Nov – 6pm-8pm
Europe-Africa Relations: an entangled relation.
Session 2 – Friday 3 Nov – 8:30pm-10:30pm
Portugal’s end of empire and its aftermath
Session 3 – Wednesday 8 Nov – 6pm-8pm
Post-Colonial political and social issues – mobility, diaspora and asylum
Session 4 – Wednesday 8 Nov – 8:30pm-10:30pm
Party systems in Africa: An introductory view
Session 5 – Friday 10 Nov – 6pm-8pm
The genesis of the European “scramble for Africa”
Session 6 – Friday 10 Nov – 8:30pm-10:30pm
EU-Africa’s political economy – The emperors’ new clothes?  
Session 7 – Wednesday 15 Nov – 6pm-8pm
Social Dynamics in contemporary African cities
Session 8 – Wednesday 15 Nov – 8:30pm-10:30pm 
Class, race and spatial (in)justice: the case of housing in the Lisbon Metropolitan Area
Session 9 – Friday 17 Nov – 6pm-8pm
Europe-Africa relations: Human Rights for whom?
Session 10 – Friday 17 Nov – 8:30pm-10:30pm
Women rights and “Traditional Harmful Practices”: FGM/C in Africa and Europe / Conclusion – Wrap up