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(1968)

Van Binsbergen, W.M.J., 1968, ‘Sociale ongelijkheid en stratificatie in het bergland van N.W. Tunesië’, postgraduate seminar paper, University of Amsterdam, Anthropological Sociological Centre, mimeo, 9 pp YES

(1969)

Van Binsbergen, W.M.J., 1969, ‘Religie en samenleving in N.W. Tunesië’, postgraduate seminar paper, University of Amsterdam, Anthropological Sociological Centre, mimeo, 14 pp

(1970)

Van Binsbergen, W.M.J., 1970, a, ‘Natuurlijke taal en conversen van meerplaatsige relaties’, postgraduate seminar paper, Amsterdam University, Institute for General Linguistics, mimeo, 12 pp

Van Binsbergen, W.M.J., 1970b, ‘Segmentation, territoriality, and unilineal descent: social organization in the highlands of N.W. Tunisia’, seminar paper, University of Amsterdam, Anthropological Sociological Centre, 42 pp. YES

(1972)

Van Binsbergen, W.M.J., 1972, ‘Bituma: preliminary notes on a healing movement among the Nkoya of Kaoma district and of Lusaka, Zambia’, paper read at the University of Zambia/ University of California Los Angeles conference on the history of Central African religious systems, Lusaka, 16 pp

van Binsbergen, W.M.J., 1972, ‘A note on the “l” test and the “l’ “ as useful alternatives to the X2 test in the analysis of small-sample data’, Department of Sociology, University of Zambia.

van Binsbergen, W.M.J., 1972, ‘Possession and Mediumship in Zambia: Towards a Comparative Approach’, paper read at Conference on the History of Central African Religious Systems, University of Zambia/University of California Los Angeles, Lusaka; revised version in: van Binsbergen, 1981, Religious change in Zambia: Exploratory studies, Lndon/Boston: Kegan Paul International, ch. 2, pp. 75-99

van Binsbergen, W.M.J., 1972, ‘Multiple choice tests as an assessment technique for Humanities and the Social Sciences’, paper read at the Senior Staff Seminar on “A background to university teaching in Zambia”, University of Zambia, mimeo, 26+1 pp

(1974)

Van Binsbergen, W.M.J., 1974, ‘Kinship, marriage and urban-rural relations: A preliminary study of law and social control among the Nkoya of Kaoma district and of Lusaka, Zambia’, paper read at the Conference on Family Law in Africa, African Studies Centre Conference Papers Series, Leiden: African Studies Centre

(1975)

Van Binsbergen, W.M.J., 1975, a, ‘Labour migration and the generation conflict: social change in Western Zambia’, paper read at the 34th Annual Meeting, Society for Applied Anthropology, Amsterdam, 22 pp. YES

Van Binsbergen, W.M.J., 1975b, ‘Ethnicity as a dependent variable: the “Nkoya” ethnic identity and interethnic relations in Zambia’, paper read at the 34th Annual Meeting, Society for Applied Anthropology, Amsterdam, 32 pp

(1976)

Van Binsbergen, W.M.J., 1976, ‘Shrines, cults and society in North and Central Africa: A comparative analysis’, paper read at the Association of Social Anthropologists of Great Britain and the Commonwealth (ASA) Annual Conference on Regional Cults and Oracles, Manchester, 35 ppYES

van Binsbergen, W.M.J., 1976, ‘The Nuer beschouwd vanuit de Manchester School’, Leiden: University of Leiden, Department of Cultural Anthropology and Non-western Sociology, 16pp., mimeo.

(1978)

Van Binsbergen, W.M.J., 1978, ‘Class formation and the penetration of capitalism in a Zambian rural district’, paper read at the seminar on Class Formation in Africa, 18-19 May, 1978, Leiden: African Studies Centre, 32 + 5 pp YES

(1979)

Van Binsbergen, W.M.J., 1979, ‘Malawian suitor studies: some comments’, paper presented at the Africa seminar, November 1979, Leiden: African Studies Centre, 11 pp

(1981)

Van Binsbergen, W.M.J., 1981, ‘Theoretical and experiential dimensions in the study of the ancestral cult among the Zambian Nkoya’, paper read at the symposium on Plurality in Religion, International Union of Anthropological and Ethnological Sciences Intercongress, Amsterdam, 22-25 April, 1981, 22 ppYES

(1984)

Van Binsbergen, W.M.J., 1984, ‘A Zambian chief’s court as a nexus of the articulation of modes of production: An exercise in the ethnography of articulation’, paper presented at the Workshop on State penetration at the local level in Africa’, Antwerp, 20-21 December 1984, 14 ppYES

(1985)

Doornbos, M.R, Van Binsbergen, W.M.J., & G.S.C.M. Hesseling, 1985, ‘Ideology and identity in constitutional language: Some francophone African examples’, paper presented at the Special Meeting on ‘Constitution Making as a Political Process’, XIIIth International Political Science Association World Congress, July 1985, Paris, 40 pp. YES

Van Binsbergen, W.M.J., 1985b, ‘Dynamics of the Tonga-Lozi frontier in the nineteenth and twentieth century’, seminar paper, Leiden, Africa Colloquium, Netherlands Association of African Studies (Werkgemeenschap Afrika), 14 pp

(1986)

Van Binsbergen, W.M.J., 1986, a, ‘Female dimensions of state formation in Central Western Zambia, c. 1500-1900: And the religious transformation of women’s political power in the nineteenth and twentieth century’, paper, Conference on Culture and Consciousness in Southern Africa, University of Manchester, Manchester, 25th September 1986, 42 pp

Van Binsbergen, W.M.J., 1986b, ‘Theoretical inspiration, boundaries and ethnicity: Preliminary remarks on J.F. Bayart’s approach to politics in contemporary Africa’, paper presented at a seminar with J.-F. Bayart, Department of Political and Historical Studies, African Studies Centre, Leiden, 27 October 1986, 11 ppYES

(1987)

Van Binsbergen, W.M.J., 1987, ‘ “The shadow you are not supposed to tread upon”: Female initiation and field-work in central Western Zambia’, paper presented at the Third Sattherthwaite Colloquium on African Religion and Ritual, University of Manchester/Satterthwaite (Cumbria), 21-24 April, 1987, 28 pp.; English version of the 1987 articleYES

(1990)

Van Binsbergen, W.M.J., 1990, a, ‘Church, cult, and lodge: In quest of therapeutic meaning in Francistown, Botswana’, paper presented at the 6h Satterthwaite Colloquium on African Religion and Ritual, Cumbria (U.K.), 21-24 april 1990, 58 p

Van Binsbergen, W.M.J., 1990b, ‘Independent churches, politics and the articulation of ethnicity in contemporary northeastern Botswana’, centREpol-VU (Centre for the Study of Religion and Politics, Free University, Amsterdam) formal lecture, 22nd June 1990, 31 pp

Van Binsbergen, W.M.J., 1990c, ‘Oracular divination with four tablets: an important diagnostic technique of autochthonous medical systems in Southern Africa,’ paper presented at the 8th Convention on Medical Sociology and Anthropology, Netherlands Anthropological and Sociological Association, Amsterdam, 23 November 1990, 23 pp

Van Binsbergen, W.M.J., 1990d, ‘African Independent churches and the state in Botswana’, paper presented at the conference on Power and Prayer, Institute for the Study of Politics and religion, Free University, Amsterdam, 10-14 December 1990, 44 pp.; also seminar paper, Botswana Society, Gaborone, July 1991; and seminar paper, African Studies Centre, Leiden, October 1991YES

(1991)

Van Binsbergen, W.M.J., 1991, a, ‘Een terugblik op ‘‘Theoretical explorations in African Religion’’ in het licht van mijn lopend onderzoek in Francistown, Botswana’, lezing in het kader van het ‘Seminar Theorievergelijking’, vakgroep Culturele Antropologie/Niet-westerse Sociologie, Vrije Universiteit, 11.10.91, 13.00-14.30 uur

Van Binsbergen, W.M.J., 1991b, ‘Etniciteit in Afrika: Inleidende beschouwingen’, mondelinge voordracht ter opening van de Workshop ‘Etniciteit’, Afrika-Studiecentrum/Werkgemeenschap Afrika (Nederland)/ Belgische Afrikanistenvereniging, 12-13 december 1991, (7 pp. MS)

(1992)

Van Binsbergen, W.M.J., 1992, a , ‘ ‘‘NGO’s’’ tussen wetenschappelijke kennisproduktie en beleid: Enige sociaal-wetenschappelijke opmerkingen over niet-overheidsorganisaties in Afrika, inleiding voor de conferentie: ‘Het Medefinancieringsprogramma: Perspectieven en bevindingen’, Den Haag, 15 oktober 1992, georganiseerd door Interuniversitaire Onderzoeksschool CERES/CIRAN (Centre for International Research and Advisory Networks)/NRC-Handelsblad, 16 ppYES

Van Binsbergen, W.M.J., 1992b, ‘Four-tablet divination as transregional medical technology in Southern Africa:, mechanics, spread, origin and contemporary significance’, 12 pp. paper read at the Annual Conference, Association for Anthropology in Southern Africa, University of Durban-Westville, 16-19 September 1992; also read at the Symposium ‘Diagnose en Divinatie’, Amsterdam, Antropologisch-Sociologisch Centrum, 27 November 1992

(1993)

Van Binsbergen, W.M.J., 1993, a, ‘Four-tablet divination as trans-regional medical technology in Southern Africa: Mechanics, origin, spread and contemporary significance’, paper prepared for the conference on, ‘Symbols of change: Trans-regional culture and local practice in Southern Africa’, Berlin, Freie Universität, 7-10 January, 1993, 44 pp.; also seminar paper, African Studies Centre, 14 January 1993YES

Van Binsbergen, W.M.J., 1993 b, ‘Aspects of democracy and democratization in Zambia and Botswana: exploring African political culture at the grassroots’, paper prepared for the studiedag ‘Democratisering in Afrika?, African Studies Centre, Leiden, 24 September 1993, 19 ppYES

(1994)

Van Binsbergen, W.M.J., 1994, a, ‘Dynamics of African cultural and ethnic identity in a context of globalization’, : section ‘Identity, knowledge and ideas’, African research futures: Postcolonialism and identity, Second Inter-University Colloquium, International Centre for Contemporary Cultural Research, Manchester, 13-16 May 1994, organized by the Standing Committee on University Studies of Africa (SCUSA), in collaboration with the Netherlands Association for African Studies and the African Studies Centre, Leiden University, The Netherlands, 21 ppYES

Van Binsbergen, W.M.J., 1994b, ‘A formal approach to the historical and transcultural background of four-tablet divination in Southern Africa’, paper as basis for oral presentation, Netherlands Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities and Social Sciences (NIAS), Wassenaar, 7 november 1994, 24 pp

Van Binsbergen, W.M.J., 1994c, ‘The astrological origin of the geomantic family of Old World divination systems’, seminar paper, theme group on ‘Magic and religion in the Ancient Near East’, Netherlands Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities and Social Sciences (NIAS), Wassenaar, 6 december 1994, 48 ppYES

(1995)

Van Binsbergen, W.M.J., 1995, a, ‘Divination and board-games: Exploring the links between geomantic divination and mancala board-games in Africa and Asia’, 29 pp, paper ead at the international colloquium 1995: Board-games in Academia’, Leiden, 9-13 April 1995; also seminar paper, Research Centre on Religion and Society, University of Amsterdam, 10 May, 1996YES

Van Binsbergen, W.M.J., 1995b, ‘Anthropological appropriation’, paper read at the Table ronde sur ‘Colonialisme et anthropologie’, Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales, Parijs, Université Paris VI, 19-22 februari 1995, 12 pp.; also as: ‘Anthropological appropriation’, formal lecture in the Ph.D. course ‘philosophy of the social sciences’, CNWS/CERES, Leiden, 14 March 1995

Van Binsbergen, W.M.J., 1995c, ‘The anthropology of the post-colonial subject in Botswana’, paper presented at the seminar ‘The anthropology of the (post-)colonial in Southern Africa: A seminar with Jean Comaroff and Wim van Binsbergen’, Leiden University, International Centre/CNWS/ASC, 17 March 1995, 15 pp

Van Binsbergen, W.M.J., 1995d, ‘Theorie als totem: Een etnografisch pleidooi’, formal lecture in the seminar ‘Westerse modellen en niet-westerse werkelijkheid’, CERES/CNWS, Leiden, 25 January 1995, 6 pp

Van Binsbergen, W.M.J., 1995e, ‘Tambiah’s approach to magic against the background of developments in the anthropology of religion since the late 19th century’, voordracht, Theme group on Magic and religion in the Ancient Near East, NIAS (Netherlands Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities and Social Sciences, Wassenaar, 8 februari 1995, 20.00-22.30 uur, 5 pp.

Van Binsbergen, W.M.J., 1995f, ‘Globalisation avant la lettre? The case of Islamic geomancy and its world-wide spread, ca. 900-1995 CE’, paper read at the conference on: ‘The global oikumene and the spread of knowledge’, organised by the Department of Social Anthropology, University of Stockholm, on behalf of the Netherlands/Stockholm/Chicago network on globalisation, Sigtuna (Sweden), 9-12 September 1995, 10 pp

Van Binsbergen, W.M.J., 1995g, ‘Cultuur als stokpaard? naar aanleiding van Frits Seliers stuk ‘‘Het antropologisch cultuurbegrip: Enkele opvattingen’’ ’, paper read at the departmental symposium ‘Hedendaagse opvattingen over het antropologisch cultuurbegrip’, department of cultural anthropology/sociology of development, Free University, 15 December 1995, 11 pp

Van Binsbergen, W.M.J., 1995h, ‘Globalisation and decivilisation in urban Botswana: Towards a transcultural aesthetics?’, paper read at the EIDOS (European Interuniversity Development Opportunity Studies network) Conference on globalisation and decivilisation, Agricultural University Wageningen, The Netherlands, 14-16 December 1995, 20 pp.

Van Binsbergen, W.M.J., 1995i, ‘professor en toverdokter’, performance at the Rotterdam Festival, state room of the Rotterdam Town Hall, 16 September 1995. [ performance on the author’s combined identity of professor and African spirit medium ]

Van Binsbergen, W.M.J., 1995j, ‘Divinatie antropologisch bezien’, lecture in the course ‘Divinatie en macht’ for post-graduate students reading Ancient History, Assyriologie, Classical Languages etc, Free University Amsterdam & Municipal University Amsterdam, 11 October 1995 [ an anthropological perspective on divination ]

Van Binsbergen, W.M.J., 1995k, ‘Antropologie en geschiedenis: paradigma’s en ambachtelijkheid’, lecture delivered before the Ph.D. candidate’s seminar, Department of Cultural Anthropology/Sociology of Development, Free University, Amsterdam, 1 December 1995, 10 pp [ anthropology and history: paradigms and craftsmanship ]

(1996)

Van Binsbergen, W.M.J., 1996, a, ‘Globalisation and the construction of communal identities: Theoretical and methodological observations’, paper presented at the Weekend Conference of the WOTRO (Netherlands Foundation for Tropical Research) programme on Globalization and the construction of communal identities’, Bergen, 16-17 February 1996

Van Binsbergen, W.M.J., 1996b, ‘Closing remarks’, WOTRO international conference ‘Globalization and the construction of communal identities’, Amsterdam, 29 Februari-2 Maart 1996

Van Binsbergen, W.M.J., 1996c, ‘Hoe de logica van het vorstenhof te verbinden met de logica van de postkoloniale staat: Een Zambiaanse etnische vereniging als interface tussen vorstelijke traditie en de moderne buitenwereld’, paper gepresenteerd op de studiedag over Volkshoofden in hedendaags Afrika, Afrika-Studiecentrum, Leiden, 7 March 1996, 26 ppYES

Van Binsbergen, W.M.J., 1996d, ‘Theorie en methode bij de studie van etniciteit’, guest lecture, postgraduate colloquium on field methods, Department of Social Geography, Municipal University of Amsterdam, 23 January 1996

Van Binsbergen, W.M.J., 1996e, ‘Staat en maatschappij’, lecture delivered at the one-day seminar ‘Instabiliteit in Afrika’, Nederlands Instituut voor de Buitenlandse Betrekkingen Clingendael, Den Haag, 15 Februari 1996

Van Binsbergen, W.M.J., 1996f, ‘Traditionele Afrikaanse geneeswijzen en de biologisch georiënteerde geneeskunde’, lecture in the seminar ‘Geneeskunde en magie’, Faculteit der Wijsbegeerte, Erasmus Universiteit Rotterdam, 13 Maart 1996

Van Binsbergen, W.M.J., 1996g, ‘Mijn initiatie tot traditioneel genezer: Het dillemma van distantie en identificatie bij onderzoek van religie in Zuidelijk Afrika’, lecture in the Ph.D. conference ‘Stromingen en scholen in de moderne godsdienstwetenschap’, Werkgemeenschap Theologie en Godsdienstwetenschap, Den Haag, 28 Maart 1996

Van Binsbergen, W.M.J., 1996h, ‘Africa’s contribution to world cultural history: history, myth or future’, paper read at the one-day conference on: Black Athena: Africa’s contribution to global systems of knowledge’, Leiden, 28 June, 1996, 25 ppYES

Van Binsbergen, W.M.J., 1996i, ‘Virtuality as a key concept in the study of globalisation: aspects of the symbolic transformation of contemporary Africa’ paper to be read at the monthly seminar of the WOTRO research programme ‘Globalisation and the construction of communal identities’, Institute for the Study of Religion and Society, Municipal University Amsterdam, Oude Zijds Achterburgwal 185, 6 May, 1996, 15.00 hrs; 155.000 chrtsYES

Van Binsbergen, W.M.J., 1996k, ‘Witches, healing, and virtuality: On recent contributions to the anthropology of African religion by Peter Geschiere and Matthew Schoffeleers’, 41.000 chrs, co-referent’s paper read at the Conference at the Occasion of the Retirement of Ineke van Wetering, Department of Cultural Anthropology/Sociology of Development, Free University, Amsterdam, 12 April 1996YES

Van Binsbergen, W.M.J., 1996l, ‘Kosmologie, religie en identiteit in Zuidelijk Afrika’, lecture, national graduate course on African anthropology, Rijksuniversiteit Leiden, Instituut voor Culturele Antropologie, 10 April 1996

Van Binsbergen, W.M.J., 1996m, ‘Martin Bernal’s project and the reception of Black Athena, internationally and in the Netherlands’, paper read at the international conference ‘Black Athena: Africa’s contribution to global systems of knowledge’, Leiden, ASC, 28 June 1996, 14 ppYES

Van Binsbergen, W.M.J., 1996n, ‘The astrological origin of Islamic geomancy’, paper read at ‘The SSIPS [ Society for the Study of Islamic Philosophy and Science ] / SAGP [ Society of Ancient Greek Philosophy ] 1996, 15th Annual Conference: ‘‘Global and Multicultural Dimensions of Ancient and Medieval Philosophy and Social Thought: Africana, Christian, Greek, Islamic, Jewish, Indigenous and Asian Traditions, Binghamton University’’, Department of Philosophy/ Center for Medieval and Renaissance studies (CEMERS)YES

Van Binsbergen, W.M.J.,1996 o, ‘Virtuality as a key concept in the study of globalisation: aspects of the symbolic transformation of contemporary Africa’, promovendi-seminar, Departement Sociale en Culturele Antropologie, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, 8.11.96, 9.30-12.00 uurYES

Van Binsbergen, W.M.J., 1996p, ‘Black Athena and Africa’s contribution to global cultural history’, openbaar seminar, Departement Sociale en Culturele Antropologie, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, 7.11.96, 17.00-19.00 uurYES

(1997)

Van Binsbergen, W.M.J., 1997, van Binsbergen, W.M.J., ed, African Studies Centre: Self-evaluation report for the years 1992 through 1996’, Leiden: African Studies Centre, 150 pp

Van Binsbergen, W.M.J., 1997, ‘Anna’s room: A case study on becoming a consumer in Francistown, Botswana’, paper presented at the International Conference on ‘African women and globalisation’, Université Cathologique Louvain-la-Neuve/ Belgische Afrikanistenvereniging, 12-13 december, 1997YES

Van Binsbergen, W.M.J., 1997, ‘Anna’s room: A case study on becoming a consumer in Francistown, Botswana’, paper presented at the International Conference on ‘Globalisation, consumption and development: Or what are collective identities for’ (The Hague, March 13-16, 1997), 19 ppYES

Van Binsbergen, W.M.J., 1997m, ‘Anna’s room: A case study on becoming a consumer in Francistown, Botswana’, paper read at the seminar of the theme group on globalisation and socio-cultural transformation, African Studies Centre, 15 May, 1997YES

Van Binsbergen, W.M.J., 1997n, ‘Black Athena: Ten Years After’, adress delivered on the occasion of the formal presentation, to Dr Timothy Kendall, of Black Athena: Ten Years After, ed. Van Binsbergen, W.M.J.,), in the Nieuwe Kerk, Amsterdam, November 14, 1997, in the context of the international exhibition ‘The Black Pharaos’

Van Binsbergen, W.M.J., 1997o, ‘De organisatie van verkiezingswaarneming in Afrika: Verslag van een parallelsessie’, mondelinge voordacht, studiedag over Verkiezingen en verkiezingswaarneming in Afrika, Den Haag, Ministerie van Buitenlandse Zaken, 18.2.1997YES

Van Binsbergen, W.M.J., 1997p, ‘De waarde van cultuur: Commodificatie en globalisering van cultuurproduktie in hedendaags Afrika en Nederland’, lezing in het kader van Studium General, CREA, Universiteit van Amsterdam, 10 juni 1997, 20.30-22.30 uur, in samenwerking met Prof.dr A. Klamer

Van Binsbergen, W.M.J., 1997q, ‘Ethnicity and identity in Central Africa’, introductory address, international conference on Identity in Africa, Centrum voor Nietwesterse Studies/Afrika-Studiecentrum, 22-23 May 1997, 11 pp

Van Binsbergen, W.M.J., 1997r, ‘Globalisation and virtuality: Analytical problems posed by the contemporary transformation of African societies’, with comments on: H.U.B. Thoden van Velzen, ‘Revenants that cannot be shaken: Collective fantasiesw in a Maroon society’, and on: R. Sánchez, ‘Channel-surfing: Media, mediumship, and state authority in the María Lionza cult (Venezuela)’, monthly seminar, WOTRO programme ‘Globalization and the construction of communal identities’, Amsterdam, Amsterdam Schol of Social Research, 4.4.97YES

Van Binsbergen, W.M.J., 1997s, ‘Globalisation, consumption, and development: Key note address’, delivered at the International conference organised by EIDOS (‘European Interuniversity Development Opportunities Study-Group’)/WOTRO programme on ‘Globalization and the construction of communal identities’/Afrika-Studiecentrum, 13-16 March, 1997, 9 ppYES

Van Binsbergen, W.M.J., 1997t, ‘Magic: healing and killing: discussion of four papers[ Bastian, M, Fires, tricksters and poisoned medicines: Popular cultures of rumor in Onitsha, Nigeria and its markets’; Shaw, R, magic, memory, and the media in Sierra Leone’s rebel war’; Honwana, A, ‘Spirit possession and the politics of religious healing in Mozambique’; Schumaker, L, with B. Callahan, ‘Magic healing and killing: African and western idioms of healing in the Muchape movement, colonial VD campaigns and the Kalela dance’ ] at the conference on Magic and modernity, Amsterdam: Research Centre Religion and Society, 23-25 June 1997

Van Binsbergen, W.M.J., 1997u, ‘Nkoya royal chiefs and the Kazanga Cultural Association in western central Zambia today: Resilience, decline, or folklorisation?’, promovendi methodologieseminar, Vrije Universiteit, 3.6.97YES

Van Binsbergen, W.M.J., 1997v, ‘Sensus communis as a desperate struggle for identity: Lessons from the production of nostalgic political and artistic forms in rural Zambia today’, paper presented before the Dutch-Flemish Association for Intercultural Philosophy, 19 September 1997, 16.00-18.30 hrs, Faculty of Philosophy, Erasmus University, Rotterdam, 19 pp. YES

Van Binsbergen, W.M.J., 1997w, ‘Sensus communis or sensus dissensionis?: A critique of Kant’s concept inspired by a social science approach to expressive symbolic production’, paper presented at the conference ‘Common sense (sensus communis) in arts and politics in Western and non-Western philosophies’, organised by the Dutch-Flemish Association for Intercultural Philosophy and the Faculty of Philosophy at Erasmus University Rotterdam, November 21-22, 1997, 16 ppYES

Van Binsbergen, W.M.J., 1997x, ‘Van Zwarte Pharao’s naar Black Athena’, lezing in het kader van een serie donderdagavondlezingen rond de de tentoonstelling ‘Zwarte Farao’s’, Nieuwe Kerk, Amsterdam, 20.11.97, 20-21.15 uur

Van Binsbergen, W.M.J., 1997y, ‘Verzoening: Perspectieven vanuit de culturele antropologie’, paper gepresenteerd op een studiedag over ‘Verzoening’, Bezinningscentrum, Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam, 9 oktober 1997, 97.000 chrs; in the press, verkorte versie (57.000 chrs), in In de marge, te verschijnen dec. 1997YES

Van Binsbergen, W.M.J., 1997z, ‘Virtuality as a key concept in the study of globalisation: Aspects of the symbolic transformation of contemporary Africa’, paper gepresenteerd op de interne studiedag van de themagroep ‘globalisering en sociaal-culturele transformaties’, Leiden, Afrika-Studiecentrum, 14 februari 1997YES

van Binsbergen, Wim M.J., 1997, ‘Re-anthropologising Lyotard’s and Kant’s concept of consensus communis for the sake of intercultural philosophy’, paper prepared for the conference ‘Common sense (sensus communis) in arts and politics in Western and non-Western philosophies’, organised by the Dutch-Flemish Association for Intercultural Philosophy and the Faculty of Philosophy at Erasmus University Rotterdam, November 21-22, 1997

(1998)

Van Binsbergen, W.M.J., 1998, 'Mediation and social organisation in the politics of culture: Scenes from Southern African life’, paper read at the Workshop on ‘Media and Mediation in the Politics of Culture’, Centre for Studies in Social Sciences, Calcutta, India, March 4-7, 1998, 24 pp.

van Binsbergen, W.M.J., 1998, ‘The African connection in global cultural history: Towards an Africanist redefinition of Martin Bernal’s Black Athena thesis’, paper read at the ASC seminar, Leiden, 23.4.98, 15.00-17.00 hrs

van Binsbergen, W.M.J., 1998, ‘Islam as a globalising project: African perspectivives’, paper read at the internal study day on Islam and globalisation, theme group on globalisation and socio-cultural transformations, ASC, Leiden, 29.4.98

van Binsbergen, W.M.J., 1998, ‘Skulls and Tears: Identifying and analysing an African fantasy space extending over 5000 kilometres and across 5000 years’, paper prepared for the conference on ‘Fantasy spaces: The power of images in a globalizing world’, WOTRO [ Netherlands Foundation for Tropical Research ] Programme on Globalization and the Construction of Communal Identities, Amsterdam, 27-29 August, 1998YES

van Binsbergen, W.M.J., 1998, ‘Naar een theologie van de antropologie?’, voordracht op het symposium ter gelegenheid van de zeventigste verjaardag van Prof.dr J.M. Schoffeleers, Academiegebouw, Rijksuniversiteit Utrecht, 29.8.98

van Binsbergen, W.M.J., 1998, participation in a panel discussion at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, for the seminar ‘Globalization and cultural diversity’, 8.5.98, 15.00-17.00 hrs

van Binsbergen, W.M.J., 1998, ‘Antropologie tussen theorie en methode’, afscheidscollege Vrije Universiteit, 15.10.98; ter gelegenheid van dit afscheidscollege werd een symposium georganiseerd over de inspiratie van en kritiek op mijn antropologisch werk, onder de titel ‘Is antropologie meer dan een methode’, Vrije Universiteit, 15.10.98, 13.00-18.00 uur.

van Binsbergen, W.M.J., 1998, ‘Computers in Africa: Een bijdrage van uit de interculturele filosofie’, paper gepresenteerd voor de studiegroep ‘Filosofie van Informatie en COmmunicatie Technologie’, Vakgroep Filosofie van Mens en Cultuur, Faculteit Wijsbegeerte, EUR, 18.10.98YES

van Binsbergen, W.M.J., 1998, ‘Witchcraft in modern Africa as virtualised boundary conditions of the kinship order’, paper read at the panel on ‘Epistemological approaches to the study of African witchcraft’, African Studies Association Annual Meeting, Chicago, 27th October - 1st November 1998YES

van Binsbergen, W.M.J., 1998, ‘Enige opmerkingen over etniciteit en grenzen in hedendaags Afrika’, key note address, ASC/Ministry of Foreign Affairs seminar on Ethnicity and boundaries in contemporary Africa, Leiden, 13 November, 1998

van Binsbergen, W.M.J., 1998, membership of the panel on policy and research, ASC/Ministry of Foreign Affairs seminar on Ethnicity and boundaries in contemporary Africa, Leiden, 13 November, 1998

van Binsbergen, W.M.J., 1998, ‘Computers inAfrika’, paper gepresenteerd voor de themagroep ‘globalisering’, ASC, 16.11.98YES

van Binsbergen, W.M.J., 1998, (W. van Binsbergen & F. Wiggermann) ‘Magic in history: The case of ancient Mesopotamia’, paper read at the bi-weekly seminar of the Research Centre on Religion and Society, Amsterdam University, 20.11.98, 15.00-17.00 hrsYES

van Binsbergen, W.M.J., 1998, ‘Anna’s room: A case study on becoming a female consumer in Francistown, Botswana’, paper read at the session on women’s studies, CODESRIA [ Commission on the Development of Social Science Research in Africa ] General Assembly, Dakar 14-18 December 1998YES

van Binsbergen, W.M.J., 1998, ‘Is witchcraft in modern Africa uniquely to be explained by reference to globalisation?’, paper prepared for the CODESRIA [ Commission on the Development of Social Science Research in Africa ] General Assembly, Dakar 14-18 December 1998YES

(1999)

van Binsbergen, W.M.J., 1999, ‘Divinatie and traditionele geneeskunst in Zuidelijk Afrika’, paper gepresenteerd op de Studiedag over Inclusieve Wetenschap, organised by the Centre Leo Apostel (Gendt, Belgum) en SOA, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Brussel, 5 maart 1999

van Binsbergen, W.M.J., 1999, ‘Cultures do not exist: Exploding self-evidences in the research of interculturality’, paper read at the ‘Seminar on culture and globalisation’, Human Sciences Research Council, Pretoria, 21st April, 1999YES

van Binsbergen, W.M.J., 1999, ‘Reconciliation as a major African social technology of shared and recognised humanity (ubuntu)’, paper delivered at the Human Sciences Research Council, Pretoria, South Africa, 21st April, 1999 YES

van Binsbergen, W.M.J., 1999, ‘Cultures do not exist: Exploding self-evidences in the research of interculturality’, paper read at the Colloque etc., Ecoles des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales, in collaboration with Université Laval (Québec, Canada) en MSH, Paris, 17 May, 1999YES

van Binsbergen, W.M.J., 1999, discussant of three papers on antropology and psychoanalysis at the conference ‘The return of the repressed: On the occasion of the retirement of Prof. Bonno Thoden van Velzen’, Amsterdam School for Social Research, 10 June, 1999

van Binsbergen, W.M.J., 1999, key note address, conference ‘Commodification and identities’, Amsterdam: WOTRO programme ‘Globalization and the construction of communal identities’, 11 June, 1999

van Binsbergen, W.M.J., 1999, ‘ ‘‘We are in this for the money’’: The sangoma mediumistic cult of Southern Africa: limitations and potential of an interpretation in terms of commodification’, paper, conference ‘Commodification and identities’, Amsterdam: WOTRO programme ‘Globalization and the construction of communal identities’, 12 June, 1999YES

van Binsbergen, W.M.J., 1999, convenor’s concluding remarks, conference ‘Commodification and identities’, Amsterdam: WOTRO programme ‘Globalization and the construction of communal identities’, 13 June, 1999

van Binsbergen, W.M.J., 1999, ‘The Janus situation in local-level development organization in Africa: Some reflections inspired by the situation in Kaoma district, western central Zambia’ -- paper for the Wageningen international conference on decision making in local management of natural resources, 22-24 September, 1999YES

van Binsbergen, W.M.J., 1999, ‘Islam as a constitutive factor in so-called African traditional religion and culture: The evidence from geomantic divination, mankala boardgames, ecstatic religion, and musical instruments’, paper for the conference on ‘Transformation processes and Islam in Africa’, African Studies Centre and Institute for the Study of Islam in the Modern World, Leiden, 15 October, 1999YES

van Binsbergen, W.M.J., 1999, ‘Introductory remarks on behalf of the convenors’, oral presentation for the conference on ‘Transformation processes and Islam in Africa’, African Studies Centre and Institute for the Study of Islam in the Modern World, Leiden, 15 October, 1999

van Binsbergen, W.M.J., 1999, ‘In search of spirituality: Provisional conceptual and theoretical explorations from the cultural anthropology of religion and the history of ideas’, paper, Research Group on Spirituality, Dutch-Flemish Association for Intercultural Philosophy, Leiden, Friday, 29 October 1999, 16.00 hrs, Erasmus University Rotterdam, Philosophical FacultyYES

van Binsbergen, W.M.J., 1999, ‘Theoretical and experiential dimensions in the study of the ancestral cult among the Zambian Nkoya’, paper, Research Group on Spirituality, Dutch-Flemish Association for Intercultural Philosophy, Leiden, Friday, 29 October 1999, 16.00 hrs, Erasmus University Rotterdam, Philosophical FacultyYES

van Binsbergen, W.M.J., 1999, (van Binsbergen, W.M.J. & Peter Geschiere) ‘Outline of a modes-of-production approach to ideology, belief and ritual’, paper, Research Group on Spirituality, Dutch-Flemish Association for Intercultural Philosophy, Leiden, Friday, 29 October 1999, 16.00 hrs, Erasmus University Rotterdam, Philosophical FacultyYES

van Binsbergen, W.M.J., 1999, ‘Enige filosofische aspecten van culturele globalisering: Met bijzondere verwijzing naar Malls interculturele hermeneutiek’, bijdrage Nederlands-Vlaamse filosofiedag (thema ‘globalisering’), 30 oktober 1999, Katholieke Universiteit Tilburg Faculteit Wijsbegeerte.YES

van Binsbergen, W.M.J., 1999, ‘Les chefs royaux nkoya et l’Association culturelle Kazanga dans la Zambie du centre-ouest aujourd’hui: Résiliation, déclin ou folklorisation de la fonction du chef traditionnel?’, paper presented at the Colloque sur Nouvelles Perspectives sur la chefferie en Afrique, Paris, Centre de Recherches Africaines, 9-2 Novembre, 1999 (presented in absentia)YES

van Binsbergen, W.M.J., 1999, ‘Globalisering en interculturele filosofie’, lezing voor de Alumni vereniging van de EUR ter gelegenheid van de afsluiting van het Academisch Jaar 1998-99, Rotterdam, EUR, 13.30-14.30

van Binsbergen, W.M.J., 1999, ‘Voodoo bestaat niet: Enige aspecten van Westafrikaanse religie met bijzondere nadruk op Edo State, Nigeria’, lezing voor de Regionale Unit Mensenhandel en Mensensmokkel, Politie Zwolle, 3.11.99

(2000)

van Binsbergen, W.M.J., 2000, ‘ICT en interculturele filosofie: Een Afrikaanse verkenning’, paper presented at the conference on the Philosophy of Information and CommunicationTechnology, Rotterdam, Philosophical Faculty, 17.1.2000YES

van Binsbergen, W.M.J., 2000, ‘ICT, globalisation and intercultural philosophy: An African exploration’, paper read at the monthly seminar of the WOTRO programme on ‘Globalization and the construction of communal identities’, Leiden, 4.2.2000YES

van Binsbergen, W.M.J., 2000, discussant van het paper van P. Pels, ‘Imagining the local, the global, the national and the state’, WOTRO, globalisation seminar, 3 maart 2000

van Binsbergen, W.M.J., 2000, ‘ ‘‘Amkoullel -- In het spoor van de vertellers’’: Leven en werk van Amadou Hampaté Bâ’, lezing ter gelegenheid van de publicatie van de Nederlandse vertaling van A. Hampaté Bâ, In het voetspoor van de vertellers, 28 maart 2000, Scheveningen, Museum Beelden aan Zee, in samenwerking met Uitgevberij De Geus, 20.15-21.00 uur

van Binsbergen, W.M.J., 2000, ‘Derrida on religion: Perspectives on interculturality’, paper presented at the Dutch-Flemish Association For Intercultural Philosophy, Research group on Spirituality, Meeting of 28 April 2000, Philosophical faculty, Erasmus University Rotterdam, 16.00 hrsYES

van Binsbergen, W.M.J., 2000, ‘What remains of Afrocentrism after the book by Mr Stephen Howe’, paper presented at the Rencontre sur l’Afrocentrisme, Centre de Recherches Africaines, Université Paris -I (Sorbonne), Paris, 2 May 2000YES

van Binsbergen, W.M.J., 2000, ‘ICT and intercultural philosophy: An African exploration’, paper read at the department of philosophy, University of Ghana, Legon, Accra, Ghana, 28 juni 2000YES

van Binsbergen, W.M.J., 2000, ‘Globalization and virtuality: On becoming an urban consumer in Francistown, Botswana’, seminar given at the department of social antropology, University of Bergen, Bergen, Norway, 28 September 2000, 14.15-17.00 hrsYES

van Binsbergen, W.M.J., 2000, ‘Professor becomes African witchdoctor and lives happily ever after: fairy-tale or invitation to an epistemological critique of anthropology’, seminar given at the department of social antropology, University of Bergen, Bergen, Norway, 29 September 2000, 12.15-15.00 hrs

van Binsbergen, W.M.J., 2000, ‘Creating ‘‘a place to feel at home’’: Christian church life and social control in Lusaka, Zambia (1970s)’, paper read at the international conference on Trajectoires de libération en Afrique contemporaine, Leiden, 15-16 december 2000YES

van Binsbergen, W.M.J., 2000, ‘African spirituality: An intercultural approach,’ paper presented at the Dutch-Flemish Association For Intercultural Philosophy, Research group on Spirituality, Meeting of 6 June 2000, Philosophical faculty, Erasmus University RotterdamYES

van Binsbergen, W.M.J., 2000, ‘Bonnet rouge, où va-tu? Enige opmerkingen bij een etnografische film van Emile van Rouveroy van Nieuwaal over volkshoofdschap in Burkina Faso’, lezing, Koninklijk Instituut voor de Tropen, 19 december 2000

(2001)

van Binsbergen, W.M.J., 2001, ‘ ‘‘Culturen bestaan niet’’: Implicaties voor de rechtssociologische studie van sociale cohesie’, seminar, Onderzoeksschool rechtssociologie en rechtsfilosofie, Universiteit van Amsterdam, vakgroep rechtssociologie, 17.1.2001, 15.30-18.00 uurYES

van Binsbergen, W.M.J., 2001, ‘An incomprehensible miracle’: Central African clerical intellectualism and African historic religion: A close reading of Valentin Mudimbe’s Tales of Faith, paper read at the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), London, 1st February, 2001, 17.00-19.00 hrs, as the opening lecture in a series of four, entitled ‘Reading Mudimbe’, organised by Louis Brenner and Kai Kresse; revised versions were also read: at the departmental meeting, Erasmus University Rotterdam, Philosophical Faculty, Department of Philosophy of Man and Culture, 19 februari 2001; at the departmental meeting, theme group on globalisation, African Studies Centre, 27 September, 2001; and again at SOAS, 15 May, 2001, in the presence of an with stimulating comments from, Mudimbe himselfYES

van Binsbergen, W.M.J., 2001, ‘Afrikaanse spiritualiteit: Tussen therapeutische praktijk en intercultureel-filosofische reflectie’, lezing, Rotterdam Spiritueel Café, gebouw De Heuvel, Grote Kerkplein 5, 18.2.2001, 14.00-16.30 uurYES

van Binsbergen, W.M.J., 2001, ‘ICT and intercultural philosophy: An African exploration’, paper read at the ASC seminar, 15.2.2001, 15.00-17.00 hrs YES

van Binsbergen, W.M.J., 2001, ‘Cosmopolitanism before and after Cosmopolis’, paper presented at the international conference on Cosmopolitanism and the Nation-state, orsganised by the Prince Claus Fund and the Asian Development Research Institute, Patna, Bihar, India, 26.2.2001

van Binsbergen, W.M.J., 2001, ‘We are in this for the money: Commodification in the Southern African sangoma cult’, and ‘Introduction: Commodification and identities’, two papers read at the seminar of the theme group on globalisation, African Studies Centre, 22/11/2001YES

van Binsbergen, W.M.J., 2001, ‘Noordatlantische wetenschap als etno-wetenschap: Een intercultureel-filosofische reflectie op Sandra Harding’, paper read at the seminar on ‘Kennis en Cultuur’ (Knowledge and culture), Annual Meeting, Netherlands Association for the Philosophy of Science, Utrecht, 23/11/2001YES

van Binsbergen, W.M.J., 2001, ‘Africa alive: The lasting vitality of African expressive culture’, paper read at the Studium Generale, ‘Week on Africa’, Rotterdam, Erasmus University Rotterdam, 13.11.2001

van Binsbergen, W.M.J., 2001, ‘The spectre of neo-diffusionism is haunting globalisation studies’, paper read at the African Studies Centre Seminar, Leiden, 20.12.2001, in response to J.-L. Amselle’s paper ‘Globalisation and culture’, based on his recent book Amselle, J.-L., 2001, Branchements: Anthropologie de l’universalité des cultures, Paris: Flammarion.

(2002)

van Binsbergen, W.M.J., 2002, ‘Aspects of ethnicity in Africa today’, lecture delivered at the Institute for West Asian and African Studies, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, Beijing, People’s Republic of China, 14 October 2002

van Binsbergen, W.M.J., 2002, ‘Aspects of religion in Africa today’, lecture delivered at the Institute for West Asian and African Studies, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, Beijing, People’s Republic of China, 15 October 2002

van Binsbergen, W.M.J., 2002, ‘The tension between the North Atlantic and the global: From the perspective of African Studies en intercultural philosophy’, paper read at the International Conference on Culture and Development, Faculty of Business, Dokuz Eylül University, Izmir, Turkey, May 2, 2002

van Binsbergen, W.M.J., 2002, ‘From an African bestiary to universal science? Cluster analysis opens up a world-wide historical perspective on animal symbolism in divine attributes, divination sets, and in the naming of clans, constellations, zodiacs, and lunar mansions’ (currently being prepared for publication as a small book; meanwhile at: http://www.shikanda.net/ancient_models/animal.htmYES

(2003)

van Binsbergen, W.M.J., 2003, ‘Manchester as a birth place of agency’, paper read at the International Workshop ‘Agency: An new, an old issue’, convenors Van Binsbergen, W.M.J., RIjk van Dijk & Wouter van Beek, Erasmus University, Rotterdam, chair of intercultural philosophy, and African Studies Centre, theme group on Agency in Africa, Rotterdam, 16 June 2003YES

van Binsbergen, W.M.J., 2003, ‘Mi-figues, Mi-raisins: L’oscillation des Africaines éduquées entre les desseins féminins traditionnels et cosmopolites’, joint seminar by Julie Duran-Ndaya Tshiteku (African Studies Centre, Leiden/Erasmus University Rotterdam), Cécile Dolisane-Ebossé Nyambé (Université de Toulouse), and Van Binsbergen, W.M.J. (African Studies Centre, Leiden/Erasmus University Rotterdam)

van Binsbergen, W.M.J., 2003, ‘African Spirits op het spreekuur: winti, voodoo & witchcraft’, bijdrage aan gelijknamig symposium, Calypso, Mauritsweg 5, Rotterdam, organised by Studium Generale, Erasmus Universiteit Rotterdam (EUR), Presentator: dr. Otmar Buyne (psychiatrist); 9 October 2003

van Binsbergen, W.M.J., 2003, ‘Improvising away from fixed verbal formulae in the four-tablet oracle of sangomas in contemporary Botswana’, paper presented at the session ‘Het discours van de expert, orale traditie tussen formule en uitvoering’ (‘the expert’s discourse: oral tradition between formula and performance’), Convenor: Jan Jansen, Netherlands Association of African Studies, 2003 Conferentie ‘Power, Politics and Poetry: Dutch perspectives in Africa studies’, 26 september, Faculteit Sociale Wetenschappen, Pieter de la Courtgebouw, Wassenaarseweg 52, Leiden YES

van Binsbergen, W.M.J., 2003, ‘Mogelijkheden en onmogelijkheden in de dialoog over waarden’, key note op de conferentie ‘Normen van waarde in onderwijs en opvoeding: Interreligieuze conferentie van het Christelijk College Henegouwen, het Melanchthon College en het Rotterdamse Studentenpastoraat (Erasmus Universiteit Rotterdam) over waarden en normen in de verschillende religie’, 30 October 2003

van Binsbergen, W.M.J., 2003, ‘The leopard’s unchanging spots: Long range comparitive research as a possible clue to enduring patterns of African agency’, PowerPoint-based seminar, core group, theme group on Agency in Africa, African Studies Centre, Leiden, 10:00, 4 december 2003, ; click to access the full Internet version of this slide presentation

van Binsbergen, W.M.J., 2003, ‘The leopard’s unchanging spots: Long-range comparitive research as a possible clue to enduring patterns of African agency (simplified version)’, PowerPoint-based lunch seminar, theme group on Agency in Africa, African Studies Centre, Leiden, 2 December 2003; click to access the full Internet version of this slide presentation

van Binsbergen, W.M.J., 2003, ‘The translation of Southern African sangoma divination towards a global format, and the validity of the knowledge it produces’, paper read at the symposium ‘World views, Science and Us’, Brussels, Centre Leo Apostel, Free University Brussels, Belgium, 10 June 2003 (click for details); subsequently published as ch. 7 of: van Binsbergen, W.M.J., 2003, Intercultural encounters: African and anthropoloogical lessons towards a philosophy of interculturality, Berlin/Muenster: LIT

van Binsbergen, W.M.J., 2003, Rupture and fusion in the approach to myth (Situating myth analysis between philosophy, poetics, and long-range historical reconstruction, with an application to the ancient and world-wide mythical complex of leopard-skin symbolism) (PDF) paper to be read at the International Conference ‘Myth: Theory and the Disciplines’, 12 December 2003, University of Leiden: Research School CNWS (School of Asian, African, and Amerindian Studies), IIAS (The International Institute for Asian Studies); and NWO (Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research) (click for abstract) (click for the full revised article as PDF), now in the press in: Merolla, D., ed., Myth and the disciplines.

(2004)

van Binsbergen, W.M.J., 2004, ‘Een onderzoek naar spiritualiteit vertrekkend vanuit Otto Duintjers Onuitputtelijk is de Waarheid’. Onderdeel van ‘Het andere gezicht van de filosofie: Vijf filosofen met inzichten en vermoedens vanuit een spirituele achtergrond’, lezingenreeks in het kader van het tweede lustrum van Filosofie Oost-West in samenwerking met Studium Generale van de Universiteit van Utrecht, Academiegebouw, Domplein 29, Utrecht, 21 april 2004

van Binsbergen, W.M.J., 2004, ‘Het kaleidoscopisch karakter van de Afrikaanse sociale werkelijkheid -- beelden van een NGO in Benin’, bijdrage van Wim van Binsbergen aan de jaarlijkse studiedag van het Nederlandse Ministerie van Buitenlandse Zaken, Den Haag, en het Afrika-Studiecentrum, Leiden, 8 Juni 2004:

van Binsbergen, W.M.J., 2004, ‘Long-range mythical continuities across Asia and Africa: Linguistic and iconographic evidence concerning leopard symbolism’ Round Table on Myth, Department of Sanskrit and Indian Studies, Harvard University, Boston, USA, 8-10 May, 2004

van Binsbergen, W.M.J., 2004, ‘The contemporary manifestation of Deep Structure in Africa‘, paper read at: The Concept of Agency in African History: A workshop on structure and agency in African history, 27 – 28 May 2004, Leiden, African Studies Centre, Leiden; convenor: Jan-Bart Gewald (click here for the full updated slide show (PDF))

van Binsbergen, W.M.J., 2004, ‘The dynamics of globalisation in Africa: An overview’, lecture in the M.A. course Globalization & Inequality: An Interfaculty Course in Development Studies (Prof. Louk de la Rive Box), Universiteit Maastricht, 13th edition 2003-2004, 12 february 2004, 13.00-15.00 hrs

van Binsbergen, W.M.J., 2004, ‘The underpinning of scientific knowledge systems: Epistemology or hegemonic power? The implications of Sandra Harding’s critique of North Atlantic science for the appreciation of African knowledge systems’. paper read at the Department of the Philosophy of Man and Culture, Philosophical Faculty, Erasmus University Rotterdam, 28 June, 2004.

van Binsbergen, W.M.J., 2004,‘The Leopard in the Garden of Eating: From food for thought to thought for food – towards a world history of difference’, paper read at, ‘The Garden of Eating: Experiencing the thought of Gilles Deleuze in cultural practices’, 29 May 2004, Rotterdam: Faculties of Philosophy / History and Art; convenor: Rick Dolphijn

van Binsbergen, Wim M.J., 2005, ´Mythological archaeology and the visual arts´, short presentation, 16 December 2005, participation in the International Conference on Creation myths and the visual arts (M. Schipper & Daniela Merolla, convenors), Leiden: National Museum of Ethnology; at: http://shikanda.net/ancient_models/myth_and_visual_arts/mythical_archaeology_&_visual_arts_December_2005_Leiden_2005.htm

2005

van Binsbergen, Wim M.J., 2005, ‘Divination through space and time’, key note address, International conference, Leiden, National Museum for Ethnology (conveners: Philip Peek, Walter van Beek, Jan Jansen, Annette Schmidt): ‘Realities re-viewed / revealed : Divination in sub-Saharan Africa – Réalités revues / revélées: Divination en afrique sub-saharienne, July 4 – 5, 2005; revised version at: http://www.shikanda.net/ancient_models/divination_keynote_leiden2005/web%20pages/keynote_divination_leiden_2005.htm

van Binsbergen, Wim M.J., 2005, ‘Globalisation: African agency in the appropriation of global culture’, public lecture, University of Buea, staff and senior students of the social science faculty, Tuesday 22 March 2005, 11.00-13.30 hrs;

van Binsbergen, Wim M.J., 2005, ‘In de ballingschap van het academische woord: ofwel, scheidingen die wel mogen blijven’, paper gepresenteerd op het symposium ‘Met drie ogen: Intercultureel doordenken van de kruisbestuiving tussen westerse filosofie en oosterse spiritualiteit’, georganiseerd door Henk Oosterling en Vinod Bhagwandin, Erasmus Universiteit Rotterdam, 8 april 2005, ter gelegenheid van het afscheid van Dr Douwe Tiemersma van de faculteit Wijsbegeerte, Erasmus Universiteit Rotterdam. ; text at: http://shikanda.net/Nederlands/tiemersma%20semi-def.pdf

van Binsbergen, Wim M.J., 2005, ‘L’Afrocentricité et la lutte pour une perspective africaine sur l’histoire universelle de la culture’, public lecture, Université Catholique de l’Afrique Centrale, Wednesday 16 March 2005, 15.00-18.00 hrs;

van Binsbergen, Wim M.J., 2005, ‘La notion de l’hégémonie come concept clé de la philosophie interculturelle’, seminar for graduate students preparing for the licenciate, Université Catholique de l’Afrique Centrale, Monday 14 March 2005, 11-13.00 hrs;

van Binsbergen, Wim M.J., 2005, ‘Mythological archaeology: reconstructing humankind’s oldest discourse: A preliminary attempt to situate sub-Saharan African cosmogonic myths within a long-range intercontinental comparative perspective’, paper for the comparative myth section of the Research Institute for Humanity and Nature (RIHN) Pre-Symposium / 7th ESCA Harvard-Kyoto Roundtable on ‘Ethnogenesis of South and Central Asia’, organised by RIHN, NIHU / Harvard University, the Department of Sanskrit and Indian Studies, Kyoto, Japan, 6-8 June, 2005; at: http://www.shikanda.net/ancient_models/mythical_archaeology/mytholog.htm ; revised pre-poublication version also, with a new postscript on Afrocentrist ideology, February 2006, at: http://www.shikanda.net/ancient_models/mythical_archaeology/kyoto_paper_final_2-2006.pdf  

van Binsbergen, Wim M.J., 2005, ‘Potential and Contradictions of the African Renaissance’, public lecture commissioned by AfricAvenir, Berlin, Germany, 1st December 2005,

van Binsbergen, Wim M.J., 2005, ‘Qu’est-ce que c’est que la philosophie interculturelle?’, public lecture, Université de Yaounde I, facultés de philosophie et des sciences sociales, Wednesday 23 March 2005, 14-17.00 hrs;

van Binsbergen, Wim M.J., 2005, ‘Valentin Mudimbe: Dilemmas of universalism and homelessness -- is it possible to ground our knowledge production as Africans in our African identity and experience?’, public lecture, Université de Yaounde I, facultés de philosophie et des sciences sociales, Thursday 24 March 2005, 13-15.00 hrs;

van Binsbergen, Wim M.J., 2005, ‘A major challenge for intercultural philosophy: ‘‘9/11’’ and its aftermath’, GRIPh (Groningen Research Institute of Philosophy) Lecture, Groningen, 1st June, 2005; revised version forthcoming in Quest: An African Journal of Philosophy; provisional version at: http://www.shikanda.net/general/911asa.htm

van Binsbergen, Wim M.J., 2005, discussant to the seminar paper ´The moral status of the human embryo, An African view´, by Professor Geoffrey Tangwa (Head of Philosophy, University of Yaounde I, Cameroon) at the African Studies Centre, Leiden

van Binsbergen, Wim M.J., 2005, ‘The idea of transcendence as a factor in African agency today’, paper proposal, University of Buea, South-West Region, Cameroon.

2006

van Binsbergen, Wim M.J., 2006, ‘Connections in African knowledge’, PowerPoint presentation, the workshop ‘Connections and transformations in Africa’ , African Studies Centre, Leiden, the Netherlands, 21 November, 2006; available (via http://shikanda.net/knowledge/connecti.htm ) as http://www.shikanda.net/knowledge/CONNECTIONS_IN_AFRICAN_KNOWLEDGE.pdf ; also seminar paper, Theme group on Connection and Transformations, African Studies Centre, 6 March 2007

van Binsbergen, Wim M.J., 2006, ‘Further steps towards an aggregative diachronic approach to world mythology, starting from the African continent’, paper read at the International Conference on Comparative Mythology, organized by Peking University (Research Institute of Sanskrit Manuscripts & Buddhist Literature) and the Mythology Project, Asia Center, Harvard University (Department of Sanskrit and Indian Studies), May 10-14, 2006, at Peking University, Beijing, China; in press in: Duan Qing & Gu Zhenkun, eds., Proceedings of the International Conference on Comparative Mythology, Beijing; preprint at: http://www.shikanda.net/ancient_models/Further%20steps%20def.pdf

2007

van Binsbergen, Wim M.J., 2007, ‘African wisdom today: Appropriative reification or global resource?’, keynote address, International Symposium ‘Expressions of tradition wisdom’, The Royal Academy for Overseas Sciences, The Royal museum for Central Africa & The Royal Museums of Art and History, Friday 28 September, 2007, Palais des Académies, Brussels, Belgium; for final versions, see: http://shikanda.net/topicalities/wisdom%20as%20published%20ARSOM_BETTER.pdf etc.

van Binsbergen, Wim M.J., 2007, ‘Experiential anthropology, and the reality and world history of spirit: Questions for Edith Turner’, expanded version of a contribution to the Symposium ‘Healing and Spirituality’, Research Institute for Religious Studies and Theology (RST) / Research Institute for Social and Cultural Research (NISCO), Radboud University Nijmegen, the Netherlands, Tuesday 30 January 2007; revised version, paper European Council for African Studies conference, July 2007, Leiden; also at: http://www.shikanda.net/african_religion/questions_for_Edith_Turner.pdf

van Binsbergen, Wim M.J., 2007, ‘Tension between experience and analysis in fieldwork on African religion’, paper read at the symposium ‘Healing and Spirituality’, Research Institute for Religious Studies and Theology (RST) / Research Institute for Social and Cultural Research (NISCO), Radboud University Nijmegen, the Netherlands, Tuesday 30 January 2007

van Binsbergen, Wim M.J., 2007, ‘Ubuntu and the Globalisation of African Thought and Society’, paper presented at the May 9-13: Confini (Boundaries) -- Festival della Filosofia, Fondazione Musica per Roma, Roma, Italy: Round Table on ‘Africa and the concept of Ubuntu’, in the Sala Petrassi, in Renzo Piano’s Auditorium, Roma, 11 May, chair: Prof. Lucio Saviani (professor of philosophy, Roma University) and Igor Patruno (columnist); for the gist of the argument, cf.: http://www.quest-journal.net/Quest_2001_PDF/binsbergen.pdf

van Binsbergen, Wim M.J., 2007, ‘How to establish reliable and valid knowledge on the epistemology and cosmology of a culture different from the researcher’s own?’ Seminar, Department of Philosophy, Parahyangan Catholic University, Bandung, Indonesia, August 3, 2007; at: http://www.shikanda.net/topicalities/From%20fieldwork%20to%20cosmology%20and%20epistemology_files/frame.htm  

van Binsbergen, Wim M.J., 2007, ‘Introduction to the Sunda thesis: Claiming extensive pre- and proto-historic cultural influence from Indonesia upon South and West Asia, the Ancient Near East, and by extension upon Africa and Europe’, Seminar, Centre for Cultural and Religious Studies (CCRS), Department of Philosophy, Parahyangan Catholic University, Bandung, Indonesia, August 4, 2007; at: http://www.shikanda.net/topicalities/sunda%20thesis%20Bandung%202007_files/frame.htm

van Binsbergen, Wim M.J., 2007, ‘Out of Sundaland? A constructive assessment of Oppenheimer’s thesis claiming decisive Indonesian prehistoric cultural influence on West Asia, Africa and Europe, specifically on the core mythologies of the Ancient Near East and the Bible’, paper read at the 1st Annual Conference of the International Association for Comparative Mythology, Edinburgh, Scotland, UK, 28-30 August 2007, under the title ‘The Deep History of Stories’; convenors Emily Lyle for The Traditional Cosmology Society, Edinburgh, and Michael Witzel for the International Association for Comparative Mythology; original presentation: http://www.shikanda.net/topicalities/edinburgh_best_web/edinburgh_BEST_files/frame.htm ; further details at: http://www.shikanda.net/ancient_models/edinburgh.htm

2008

van Binsbergen, Wim M.J., 2008, ‘The continuity of African and Eurasian mythologies: As seen from the perspective of the Nkoya people of Zambia, South Central Africa’, paper read at the 2nd Annual Conference of the International Association of Comparative Mythology, Ravenstein, the Netherlands, 19-21 August 2008, full text at: http://iacm.bravehost.com/Binsbergen_Ravenstein_final.pdf

van Binsbergen, Wim M.J., 2008, ‘Het appèl van de Ander: Een eendags cursus in interculturele filosofie in vier lezingen’, Antwerpen: School voor Comparatieve Filosofie; summary at: http://shikanda.net/topicalities/Appel_Ander.pdf

2009

van Binsbergen, Wim M.J., 2009, ‘On the dynamics of conflict, reconciliation and peace in African societies – from the local to the national level, and beyond’, paper, International Colloquium on The Problematic of Peace and Development in Africa: Balance Sheet and New Stakes in the 3rd Millennium (convenor Jr. Prof. Célestin Tagou), Faculty of Social Sciences and International Relations, Protestant University of Central Africa, Yaounde, Republic of Cameroon, 6-9 April 2009; final version at: http://shikanda.net/topicalities/paper_2009_Yaounde.pdf

van Binsbergen, Wim M.J., 2009, ‘Izanami giving birth to Kagutsuchi / Fire: Evidence for a widespread proto-historic cosmology revolving on an elemental transformative cycle, in Japan, Africa, throughout the Old World, and in the New World – as a step in the world-historic development of modes of thought’, paper presented at the Third Annual Meeting of the International Association for Comparative Mythology, Tokyo, Japan, 23-24 May 2009.; available at: http://www.shikanda.net/topicalities/paper_Japan_final.pdf

van Binsbergen, Wim M.J., 2009, ‘Introduction a l’Islam: Origines, doctrines, pratiques, accommodations culturelles et enjeux politiques en Afrique moderne’ , lecture, Faculty of Theology, Catholic University of Central Africa, 16 April 2009, 9.00-11.15 hrs

van Binsbergen, Wim M.J., 2009, ‘Traditionele Afrikaanse gezondheidszorg en Westerse gezondheidszorg: Overeenkomsten en verschillen’, lezing SIB-Utrecht, 27 oktober 2009, public lecture, Utrecht Student Association for International Relations (Utrechtse Studentenvereniging voor Internationale Betrekkingen. SIB-Utrecht), Spanish Cultural Centre, Utrecht 27 October 2009; full powerpoint presentation at: http://shikanda.net/topicalities/Wim%20van%20Binsbergen%20--%20Traditionele%20Afrikaanse%20gezondheidszorg%20en%20Westerse%20gezondheidszorg%20(2009)_files/frame.htm

 

 

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