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Exploratory Study 2018

An exploratory study conducted on behalf of the Swiss Science Council SSC that examines the positioning of Switzerland on the level of international S&T policies.

Lenggenhager 2018

Luregn Lenggenhager shows that militarisation, violence and narratives of economic development and ecological research were characteristic of South African rule over the Caprivi Strip region in North-Eastern Namibia, especially in the fields of forestry, fisheries and, ultimately, wildlife conservation.

Closely documenting the livelihood strategies of members of various neighbourhoods in the city of Bobo-Dioulasso, Burkina Faso, Roth’s work calls into question established notions of “the African family” as a solidary network, documents changing marriage and kinship relations under the impact of a persistent economic crisis, and explores the increasingly precarious social status of young women and men.


Olivier Moreillon, Alan Muller, Lindy Stiebel (Eds.), 2017
Cities in Flux: Metropolitan Spaces in South African Literary and Visual Texts

The essays in this volume all circle around questions of urbanisation in (post-)apartheid South Africa and its effects on the country's socio-political realities as well as its representation in, and effect on, the country's literary and artistic production.

Noemi Steuer, Michelle Engeler, Elisio Macamo (eds.), 2017
Dealing with Elusive Futures. University Graduates in Urban Africa

The contributors to this volume study young university graduates Burkina Faso, Guinea, Ethiopia, Mali and Tanzania. They provide a vivid picture of the young men's and women's strategies to socially grow older by doing adulthood in contexts of great uncertainty.

[Translate to English:] Regio

Das vorliegende Heft widmet sich der Zusammenarbeit der Universität Basel mit Forschern, Universitäten und Ländern in Afrika. Im Vordergrund steht der kooperative Ansatz, welcher die lokale Diskursebene berücksichtigt und respektiert.


This book is about how extreme situations appearing to have a destructive potential can actually be used to produce meaningful individual and social lives. It is about the “taming of fate”. This notion means and accounts for the ability of individuals and communities to rebuild their lives against all odds.

Maano Ramutsindela, Giorgio Miescher, Melanie Boehi (eds.), 2016
The Politics of Nature and Science in Southern Africa

This book brings together recent and ongoing empirical studies to examine two relational kinds of politics, namely, the politics of nature, i.e. how nature conservation projects are sites on which power relations play out, and the politics of the scientific study of nature.

Bodies of Truth offers an intimate account of how apartheid victims deal with the long-term effects of violence, focusing on the intertwined themes of embodiment, injury, victimhood, and memory.


Publications 2017

Author

Year

Title

Department/
Faculty

Allain Bonilla, Marie-Laure

2017

Is it conceivable to decolonize Western museums of contemporary and modern art’s collections?

Social Sciences

Ammann, Carole

2017

Imagery of Kankan, a Secondary City in Guinea

Social Sciences

Ammann, Carole; Sanogo, Aïdas

2017

Secondary Cities - The Urban Middle Ground. An Introduction

Social Sciences

Bachmann, Judith C.; Cortesi, Fabio; Hall, Matthew D.; Marshall, N. Justin; Salzburger, Walter; Gante, Hugo F.

2017

Real-time social selection maintains honesty of a dynamic visual signal in cooperative fish

Environmental Sciences

Baldo, Laura; Pretus, Joan Lluís; Riera, Joan Lluís; Musilova, Zuzana; Bitja Nyom, Arnold Roger; Salzburger, Walter

2017

Convergence of gut microbiotas in the adaptive radiations of African cichlid fishes.

Environmental Sciences

Barratt, Christopher D.; Lawson, Lucinda P.; Bittencourt-Silva, Gabriela B.; Goggart, Nike; Morgan-Brown, Theron; Nagel, Peter; Loader, Simon P.

2017

A new, narrowly distributed, and critically endangered species of spiny-throated reed frog (Anura: Hyperoliidae) from a highly threatened coastal forest reserve in Tanzania

Environmental Sciences

Barratt, Christopher; Bwong, Beryl; Onstein, Renske E.; Rosauer, Dan; Menegon, Michele; Doggart, Nike; Nagel, Peter; Kissling, W. Daniel; Loader, Simon

2017

Environmental correlates of phylogenetic endemism in amphibians and the conservation of refugia in the Coastal Forests of Eastern Africa

Environmental Sciences

Baumanova, Monika; Smejda, Ladislav

2017

Structural dynamics of spatial complexity at the 'Palace of Gede', Kenya

Social Sciences

Bergman, Manfred Max; Berger, Lena; Bergman, Zinette

2017

An Empirical Exploration, Typology, and Definition of Corporate Sustainability

Social Sciences

Bittencourt-Silva, Gabriela; Tolley, Krystal; Lawson, Lucinda; Portik, Daniel; Barratt, Christopher; Nagel, Peter; Loader, Simon

2017

Impact of species delimitation and sampling on niche models and phylogeographical inference: a case study of the East African reed frog Hyperolius substriatus, Ahl 1931

Environmental Sciences

Brühwiler, Benjamin

2017

Interweaving threads of credit and debt: Trading (through) textiles in colonial Dar es Salaam

History

Bwong, BA; Nyamache, JO; Malonza, PK; Wasonga, DV; Ngwava, JM; Barratt, CD; Nagel, P; Loader, SP

2017

Amphibian Diversity in Shimba Hills National Reserve, Kenya: A Comprehensive List of Specimens and Species

Social Sciences

Egger, Bernd; Roesti, Marius; Böhne, Astrid; Roth, Olivia; Salzburger, Walter

2017

Demography and genome divergence of lake and stream populations of an East African cichlid fish.

Environmental Sciences

Favis-Mortlock, D; Boardman, J; Foster, I; Greenwood, P.

2017

'Local gradient' and between-site variability of erosion rate on badlands in the Karoo, South Africa

Environmental Sciences

Förster, Till; Schlehe, Judith

2017

Passages of culture: Media and mediality in African societies

Social Sciences

Förster, Till 2017 Die Entstehung von Governance Social Sciences
Hendrichsen, Dag;  Mischer, Giorgio 2017 Namibian and Southern African Studies in Basel - Plädoyer für ein interkulturelles Projekt Social Sciences

Heuser, Andreas

2017

Religion und Entwicklung

Theology

Hoffmann, Claudia

2017

Das Tiwah in der Fotografie der Basler Mission

Theology

Jongsma, GFM; Barej, MF; Barratt, CD; Burger, M; Conradie, W; Ernst, R; Greenbaum, E; Hirschfeld, M; Leaché, AD; Penner, J

2017

Diversity and biogeography of frogs in the genus Amnirana (Anura: Ranidae) across sub-Saharan Africa

Environmental Sciences

Kaufmann, Andrea

2017

Crafting a Better Future in Liberia. Hustling and Associational Life in Post-War Monrovia

Social Sciences

Keller, Isabel S; Salzburger, Walter; Roth, Olivia

2017

Parental investment matters for maternal and offspring immune defense in the mouthbrooding cichlid Astatotilapia burtoni.

Environmental Sciences

Kesselring, Rita

2017

The Electricity Crisis in Zambia: blackouts and social stratification in new mining towns

Social Sciences

Krenz, J.; Kuhn, N.J. ; Kuhn, B.;Greenwood, P.; Heckrath, G. 2017 Kohlenstoffkreislauf und Landschaftswandel in der Grossen Karoo - eine methodologische Betrachtung Environmental Sciences

Macamo, Elisio

2017

Power, conflict, and citizenship: Mozambique’s contemporary struggles

Social Sciences

Macamo, Elisio 2017 Afrika erforschen, die Welt verstehen:
Zur Rolle der Afrikaforschung an der Universität Basel
Social Sciences

Matschiner, Michael; Musilová, Zuzana; Barth, Julia M I; Starostová, Zuzana; Salzburger, Walter; Steel, Mike; Bouckaert, Remco

2017

Bayesian Phylogenetic Estimation of Clade Ages Supports Trans-Atlantic Dispersal of Cichlid Fishes.

Environmental Sciences

Meyer, Britta S; Matschiner, Michael; Salzburger, Walter

2017

Disentangling Incomplete Lineage Sorting and Introgression to Refine Species-Tree Estimates for Lake Tanganyika Cichlid Fishes.

Environmental Sciences

Obrist, Brigit; Zinsstag, Jakob

2017

Transdisziplinär forschen: Erfahrungen aus dem Bereich der Mensch-Tier-Gesundheit

Social Sciences

Spinks, Rachel K.; Muschick, Moritz; Salzburger, Walter; Gante, Hugo F.

2017

Singing above the chorus: cooperative Princess cichlid fish (Neolamprologus pulcher) has high pitch

Environmental Sciences

Tarr, Natalie

2017

The language of justice: when the colonial past is invited into the courtroom.

https://zasb.unibas.ch/Social Sciences

Siegenthaler, Fiona 2017 Kunst und sozialer Raum in afrikanischen Städten - Öffentlichkeit, Praxis, Imagination Social Sciences

Theis, Anya; Roth, Olivia; Cortesi, Fabio; Ronco, Fabrizia; Salzburger, Walter; Egger, Bernd

2017

Variation of anal fin egg-spots along an environmental gradient in a haplochromine cichlid fish.

Environmental Sciences

Unseld, Frederik

2017

Art in Cities off the Map – Perspectives from Kisumu, Kenya

Social Sciences

Van Eeuwijk, Piet

2017

Medizinethnologie und Kulturen des Alter(n)s

Social Sciences

Wicki, Andreas; Parlow, Eberhard

2017

Multiple Regression Analysis for Unmixing of Surface Temperature Data in an Urban Environment

Environmental Sciences

Wicki, Andreas; Parlow, Eberhard

2017

Attribution of local climate zones using a multitemporal land use/land cover classification scheme

Environmental Sciences

with Hänsch, Valerie und Lena Kroeker

2017

Uncertain Future(s). Perceptions on Time between the Immediate and the Imagined. Introduction to Special Issue on Uncertainty and Future.

Social Sciences

Zavale, Nelson

2017

Expansion versus contribution of higher education in Africa: University–industry linkages in Mozambique from companies’ perspective

Social Sciences

Zimkus, BM; Lawson, LP; Barej, MF; Barratt, CD; Channing, A; Dash, KM; Dehling, JM; Du Preez, L; Gehring, PS; Greenbaum, E; Gvozdik, V; Harvey, J; Kielgast J; Kusamba, C; Nagy, ZT; Mabijan, M; Penner; J, Roedel, MO; Vences, M; Loetters, S

2017

Leapfrogging into new territory: How Mascarene ridged frogs diversified across Africa and Madagascar to maintain their ecological niche

Environmental Sciences

 

 

Author

Year

Title

Department/Faculty

Macamo, Elisio

2017

The Taming of Fate: Approaching Risk from a Social Action Perspective – Case Studies from Southern Mozambique

https://zasb.unibas.ch/

Social Sciences

Pensa, Iolanda; Pucciarelli, Marta; Siegenthaler, Fiona; Douala Bell, Marilyn; Verschuren, Kamiel; Nibbeling, Xandra; Grandin, Lucas; Adukaite, Asta; de la Chapelle, Maud

2017

Public Art in Africa. Art and Urban Transformations in Douala

Social Sciences

Steuer, Noemi; Engeler, Michelle; Macamo, Elisio

2017

Dealing with Elusive Futures. University Graduates in Urban Africa.

Social Sciences

Author

Year

Title

Department/
Faculty

Allain Bonilla, Marie-Laure

2017

“Art Biennials in Africa”

Social Sciences

Ammann, Carole

2017

Looking for Better Opportunities. An Analysis of Guinean Graduates’ Agency

Social Sciences

Ammann, Carole

2017

Looking for Better Opportunities – An Analysis of Male and Female Guinean Graduates’ Agency

Social Sciences

Ball, Jeremy

2017

The History of Angola

History

Birzle, Maike

2017

Ça va aller. The Role of Hope in Burkinabe University Graduates’ Navigation towards the Future

Social Sciences

Cassandra, Mark-Thiesen

2017

African Women and the “Lazy African” Myth in Nineteenth Century West Africa

History

Cupers, Kenny R.; Demchenko, Igor

2017

Projective Geographies Between East and West

Social Sciences

Engeler, Michelle; Steuer, Noemi

2017

Elusive futures. An introduction

Social Sciences

Förster, Till

2017

Envisioning the City in Africa: Anthropology, Creativity and Urban Culture

Social Sciences

Förster, Till

2017

Beyond the Metropolis: Inclusive Urbanity - Made in Korhogo, Côte d'Ivoire

Social Sciences

Förster, Till

2017

Lucid Dreams - Alluring Cities: Imaginaries of the Urban in West Africa

Social Sciences

Förster, Till

2017

Kunst und visuelle Kultur

Social Sciences

Förster, Till

2017

Anthropology and Urban Comparisons

Social Sciences

Geuder, Jacob

2017

The Right to the City

Social Sciences

Goetschel, Laurent

2017

Are Neutral States Middle Powers?

Social Sciences

Greenwood, Philip

2017

A Review of the Radionuclide, Cobalt-60, as a Fine-Sediment Tracer

Environmental Sciences

Heer, Barbara

2017

Shopping Malls as Social Space: New Forms of Public Life in Johannesburg

Social Sciences

Heer, Barbara

2017

Propertied citizenship & middleclassness – Disjunctive comparison of property owners across township-suburb boundaries in Johannesburg

Social Sciences

Kesselring, Rita; Puwana, Zukiswa

2017

Persistent Injuries, the Law and Politics: The South African Victims’ Support Group Khulumani and Its Struggle for Redress

Social Sciences

Koechlin, Lucy; Förster, Till

2017

Secondary Cities and the Formation of Political Space in West and East Africa

Social Sciences

Ludwig, Susann

2017

Opening up La Chance. (Un)certainty among University Graduates in Bamako, Mali

Social Sciences

Philipps, Joschka

2017

Politics of the Future – Riots of the Now Temporal Horizons of Youth in Upheavals in England and Guinea

Social Sciences

Siegenthaler, Fiona

2017

Contemporary African Art

Social Sciences

Siegenthaler, Fiona

2017

Aesthetic Shifts in a Transforming City: Performative Acts and Gestures in the Urban Space of Johannesburg

Social Sciences

Siegenthaler, Fiona

2017

Johannesburg: Vom Gold der Moderne zur Post-Apartheid Gegenwart / Johannesburg: From the Gold of Modernism to the Post-Apartheid Present

Social Sciences

Siegenthaler, Fiona; Herzog, Dunja

2017

Artistic Practice and Art Publics in Africa: Exit Tour

Social Sciences