Conference ’10

AFRICA: 1960–2010–2060

A Century[Re]visited: What Next?

Fifty Years of Independence – Fifty Years of Interdependence?

International Conference

27 – 29 May 2010

Pécs [Hungary], ‘European Capital of Culture 2010”


as part of Africa Week 2010
Venue: University of Pécs – Ifjúság útja 6. ‘C” Building CV2 Lecture Theatre

27 May [Thursday] – First Conference Day

08:45 – 09:30 Registration

09:30 – 10:00 Welcome addresses

Zsolt Páva, Mayor of Pécs, Patron of Africa Week 2010

Ferenc Fischer, Dean, Faculty of Humanities, University of Pécs

HE T. E. Netshitenzhe, Ambassador of the Republic of South Africa to Hungary

István Tarrósy and Loránd Szabó, organisers of the conference

10:00 – 11:30 Keynote address [including Q&A]

Democratization in Africa: What progress by what means?

Göran HYDEN, Distinguished Professor Emeritus, University of Florida, USA

11:30 – 13:30 Plenary panel session Chair: Loránd SZABÓ, University of Pécs

1. Social anthropology of colonial and postcolonial sub-Saharan Africa

Hana HORAKOVÁ, University of Pardubice-Metropolitan University Prague, Czech Republic

2. The role of traditional authorities in the transformations of rural governance in Southern Africa

Mario ZAMPONI, University of Bologna, Italy

3. What happened to them? White settlers in Africa since independence

Gábor BÚR, Eötvös Loránd University of Budapest, Hungary

4. Un continent déficitaire en africanisation (politique de sécurité régionale et globale)

Mihály BENKES, Eötvös Loránd University Budapest, Hungary

5. Espaces de transition africaine: évolution politique et anthropologie appliquée dans méme milieu des sociétés post-coloniales

András A. GERGELY, Hungarian Academy of Sciences Budapest, Hungary

6. Patrice Lumumba, le presque Che Guevara du continent africain?

Loránd SZABÓ, University of Pécs, Hungary

7. Lutte contre la pauvreté pour un dévelopement durable: Aide au dévelopement ou éducation au développement?

France MUTOMBO, Foundation for Africa Budapest, Democratic Republic of the Congo-Hungary

13:30 – 14:30 Buffet lunch

14:45 – 16:00 Plenary panel session Chair: Mihály BENKES, Eötvös Loránd University Budapest

8. Do you believe? [that you can help as a volunteer to Africa]

Ágnes CSORDÁS, TAITA Foundation Hungary, Hungary

9. Migration inside Africa

Sándor BALOGH, African-Hungarian Union, Hungary

10. Malta, the gate of migration to Europe

Blanka BUZETZKY – Norbert PAP, University of Pécs, Hungary

11. Healthcare with minimal resources in an African slum area

Szabolcs VÍGVÁRI – Gábor TERNÁK, University of Pécs, Hungary

16:00 – 16:15 Tea-Coffee Break

16:15 – 18:00 Parallel panel sessions

Session 1 – Venue: CV2 Lecture Theatre Chair: Gábor BÚR, Eötvös Loránd University Budapest

12. Changes in relations of science, publicity and politics in thinking about Africa at the beginning of the 20th century in Hungary

Edina KICSINDI, University of Pécs, Hungary

13. Challenges of the didactics of the African history in the post-millennium Hungary

Attila HORVÁTH, Budapest University of Technology and Economics, Hungary

14. Distribution of power within the post-conflict reconstruction concept [Liberian case]

Kataríná BAJZÍKOVÁ, Comenius University Bratislava-African Centre of Slovakia, Slovakia

15. Reconciliation in Sierra Leone – what does it mean to the ordinary Sierra Leoneans?

Katerina WERKMANN, Charles University Prague, Czech Republic

16. Colours and symbols of Ghana at its 50th anniversary

Gabriella SÁNDOR, Eötvös Loránd University Budapest, Hungary

Session 2 – Venue: CV1 Lecture Theatre Chair: Hana HORAKOVÁ, University of Pardubice-Metropolitan University Prague

17. The refugee issue in Africa: the limitations of the UNHCR

Miklós TÓTH, Corvinus University Budapest, Hungary

18. Hungarian peacekeepers in Western Sahara

János BESENYŐ, Zrínyi Miklós National Defence University Budapest, Hungary

19. Maghrebian prospects in Africa

Petra PATTY, Corvinus University Budapest, Hungary

20. Foreign aid to Africa and the effects of the crisis

Balázs SZENT-IVÁNYI, Corvinus University Budapest, Hungary

21. Finnish-African relations

Géza DÁVID, University of Pécs, Hungary

19:00 South Africa Evening

Fashion show: Traditional South African attire such as Xhosa, Ndebele, Venda, Zulu

Exhibition: South Africa: Discover the Land of Diversity! [photo exhibition] and South African arts and crafts followed by a video presentation of the 2010 FIFA World Cup host city-stadiums and tourism sites

19:00 Reception hosted by the Embassy of the Republic of South Africa

Venue: Paulus Café and Restaurant [Ifjúság útja 6.]

28 May [Friday] – Second Conference Day

09:00 – 10:30 Keynote address [including Q&A]

Why Africa? And what it might be…

Richard DOWDEN, Director, Royal African Society, UK

10:30 – 13:00 Plenary panel session Chair: Göran HYDEN, University of Florida

1. Speech by HE Zola Sidney Themba Skweyiya,

High Commissioner of South Africa to the United Kingdom

2. Egypt and peacekeeping in Africa

HE Aly EL-HEFNY, Embassy of Egypt in Budapest, Egypt-Hungary

3. The hut tax in the Lunda region: contradictions of the colonial state in Angola

Maciel SANTOS, Porto University, Portugal

4. Why Asians in Africa can’t become natives, 1860–2000?

Gijsbert OONK, Erasmus University Rotterdam, The Netherlands

5. Feeding systems for livestock in the arid Southern Africa savannah with special reference to beef cattle

Chris S. DANNHAUSER – Szilvia OROSZ, University of Limpopo, South Africa – Szent István University Gödöllő, Hungary

6. New triangle of development: Africa–Asia–The Persian Gulf. South-South dynamics and their effects on the transformation of the international system

István TARRÓSY, University of Pécs, Hungary

12:00 – 13:00 Buffet lunch

13:00 – 14:40 Parallel panel sessions

Session 3 – Venue: CV2 Lecture Theatre Chair: István TARRÓSY, University of Pécs

7. History of the Sino-Sudanese relationship

Zoltán VÖRÖS, University of Pécs, Hungary

8. The way towards an independent South Sudan

Zoltán ILLÉS, Corvinus University Budapest, Hungary

9. External actors in the Somali Conflict since 2004

András HETTYEY, Andrássy University Budapest, Hungary

10. Maritime piracy, capital, and securitisation of the Somali Basin

Zoltán GLÜCK, Central European University Budapest, Hungary

11. Radicalisation among youth in Somalia

Lilla Schumicky, University of Bradford, UK

Session 4 – Venue: CV1 Lecture Theatre Chair : Mihály SÁRKÁNY, Hungarian Academy of Sciences Budapest

12. Domestic slaves and enforced labour in the Mbundu village writings [Angola]

Éva SEBESTYÉN, Porto University, Hungary-Portugal

13. Trade patterns of Bakuba artifacts in the Congo

Ildikó SZILASI, University of Pécs, Hungary

14. Kasesema – Spiritual healing, spirit possession and dreams within a mutumwa prophet-healing church in Lusaka

Katerina MILDNEROVÁ, University of West Bohemia, Czech Republic

15. The new generation of the Nigerian poetry after 2000

Marianna KÁRMÁN, Pázmány Péter Catholic University, Hungary

16. Archaic African epic: a neglected genre?

Szilárd BIERNACZKY, Eötvös Loránd University Budapest, Hungary

14:40 – 15:00 Tea-Coffee Break

15:00 – 17:00 Plenary panel session Chair: Mario ZAMPONI, University of Bologna

17. Ethiopia: an empire, a religion, a nation, a class, or a federation? Nation-building on the ruins of an ancient African empire

Ferenc Dávid MARKÓ, Central European University Budapest, Hungary

18. Existing and developing data on soils of Africa

Vince LÁNG –Márta FUCHS – Erika MICHÉLI, Szent István University Gödöllő, Hungary

19. In pursuit of livelihood security around Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, Uganda, – The case of the Batwa minority, 2009

Róbert HODOSI, Norwegian University of Life Sciences, Hungary-Norway

20. Micro hydro power plant gives light to Kasugho, Democratic Republic of the Congo

Katalin CSATÁDI, Jane Goodall Institute, Hungary

21. Foraging behavior of chacma baboons

Ágnes FARKAS, University of Graz, Hungary-Austria

17:00 – 17:30 Tea-Coffee Break

17:30 – 18:00 “Géza FÜSSI NAGY” Memorial Lecture

From ethnic history to world history: The case of the Kikuyu

Mihály SÁRKÁNY, Head of Department, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Ethnography Research Institute

18:00 – 18:20 Final remarks and future follow-up

István TARRÓSY and Loránd SZABÓ, organisers of the conference

20:00 Conference dinner and farewell


István TARRÓSY, Ph.D.,

Department of Political Studies, Africa Research Centre, Faculty of Humanities, University of Pécs

organiser of the conference

Loránd SZABÓ,

Department of Modern History, Institute of History, Faculty of Humanities, University of Pécs

organiser of the conference


University of Pécs, “Pécs2010 University Fund”

City Council of Pécs

Faculty of Humanities, University of Pécs

“Oktatásért Közalapítvány” [Education Public Foundation]

Students’ Union, Faculty of Humanities, University of Pécs

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