3rd Axis: Early diffusion of American and Asian plants in Central Africa
The objectives of this workshop are in link with the ANR program, and especially state of knowledge and background on the historical complexity (social policy) of Great Lakes Region (GLR with the perspective to cross and link historical/archaeological data (LAM-JOOUST teams) and agro-botanic data (CIRAD team).
We also approach the statement of research at mid-term, the new program 2016-2018, and the seminar opens to the other two axis.
14 November 2016
Panoramic approaches, between evidence and models, a state of knowledge, background, problematics and hypothesis
Morning: reception of the participants
Afternoon: Session chairs Andrew Reid / University College London & Mildred Ndeda / Jaramogi Oginga Odinga University of Science and Technology
Christian Thibon / Les Afriques dans le Monde – Université de Pau et des Pays de l’Adour
Population growth and densities, positive management socio-political landscapes and crop diversification in the Region of the Great Lakes, peripheral and central histories.
Emile Mworoha / University of Botswana
Monarchies, Plants and agrarian rituals in Great Lakes Africa (15-19th centuries)
Elizabeth Vignati / Les Afriques dans le Monde-Sciences Po Bordeaux
Iron with or without Banana. A general overview of iron working in the Great Lake Region and its implications.
15 November 2016
About Nyanza province
Morning: Session chairs Paul Lane / Uppsala University & Andrew Reid / University College London
Dr. Isaya O. Onjala / JOOUST, Institute of Cultural Heritage and Material Sciences
Southwestern Kenya and Northern Tanzania during the Second Millennium AD: Archaeology, Environment and Social-Cultural Change.
Dr. Fredrick Z.A. Odede / JOOUST, School of Humanities and Social Sciences
Later Iron Age Sites and their potential in understanding the origins, spread and influence of Exotic Crops in the Nyanza Region of Kenya.
Report on excavations at Lwak.
Dismas Ongwen / Uganda Museum
The Islands and relationship continent and Busoga.
Afternoon: Session chairs Isaya Onjala / JOOUST & Andrew Reid / University College London
Dr. Pamela J.A. / JOOUST
Examination of Changing Population Patterns, Plant Diversity and the origins of Exotic Plants in Western Kenya.
Pr. Maria Onyango / JOOUST, School of Business Studies and Tourism
Reconstruction of Agricultural Calendars: Lessons from Western Kenya localized agricultural calendars, Events, Astronomy and Recurrent climatic events.
Pr. Mildred Ndeda / Kenyatta University-JOOUST
Population Movement, Settlement and the Reconstruction of Society to the east of Lake Victoria in Pre-Colonial Times: The Western Kenya Case.
Launch of the special issue of Les Cahiers d’Afrique de l’Est “Global History, East Africa and the Classical Traditions” edited by Carla Bocchetti. Presentation by Thomas Vernet (IFAS).
16 November 2016
State of research and perspectives
– Mission and program CIRAD: Christian Leclerc & Géo Coppens / CIRAD
– Bibliographic Data base: Elizabeth Vignati / LAM
– Individual or collective contribution 2016-2018 (Archaeology, CIRAD program missions)
– Identification of needs and projects of ethno-archaeo-botanical-paleo and paleoclimate partnerships
– Contribution of others axis: Thomas Vernet / IFAS & others
The workshop secretary will be assumed by Kennedy Gitu / Kenya University.