VIII European Swahili Workshop

 

History

The origins of the European Swahili Workshop lie in the Anglo-French workshops on the Swahili, of which the first was held in London in 1987. Subsequent workshops were held alternately in Paris and London so until, in 2005, and in recognition of the growing participation of researchers from elsewhere, the sixth workshop took place in Oslo. The last workshop, in 2007, was in Urbino.
1987 London"Social Stratification in Swahili Society"
Proceedings published as a special issue of Africa (David Parkin & François Constantin, eds, Africa 59, 1989).
1989 Paris"Networks and Exchanges in the Coastal Societies of East Africa"
Proceedings published as Françoise Le Guennec Coppens & Pat Caplan, eds, Les Swahili entre Afrique et Arabie, Karthala, Paris, 1991.
1992 London"Continuity and Autonomy in Swahili Communities: inland influences and strategies of self-determination"
Proceedings published as David Parkin, ed., Continuity and Autonomy in Swahili Communities: inland influences and strategies of self-determination, Beitrage zu Afirkanstik Band 48, Vienna; SOAS,London, 1994.
1995 Paris"Authority and Power in the Coastal Societies of East Africa"
Proceedings published as Françoise Le Guennec Coppens & David Parkin, eds, Autorité et Pouvoir chez les Swahili, Karthala, Paris, 1998.
2001 London"The Swahili and Modernity"
Proceedings published as Pat Caplan & Farouk Topan, eds, Swahili Modernities: Culture, politics, and identity on the East Coast of Africa, Africa World Press, Trenton and Asmara, 2004.
2005 Oslo"Knowledge, Renewal and Religion"
Proceedings published as Kjersti Larsen, ed., Knowledge, Renewal and Religion: Repositioning and changing ideological and material circumstances among the Swahili on the East-African Coast, The Nordic African Institute, Uppsala, 2009.
2007 Urbino"Past and present of Swahili trans-local connections within and between boundaries"
Organizers: Francesca Declich, Kjersti Larsen.