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(1968)

Van Binsbergen, W.M.J., 1968, ‘Sociale ongelijkheid en stratificatie in het bergland van N.W. Tunesi?#146;, postgraduate seminar paper, University of Amsterdam, Anthropological Sociological Centre, mimeo, 9 pp

(1969)

Van Binsbergen, W.M.J., 1969, ‘Religie en samenleving in N.W. Tunesi?#146;, 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, University of Amsterdam, 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.

(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

(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.

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 pp

(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

(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 pp

(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 pp

(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.

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 pp

(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 article

(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 1991

(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 pp

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 Universit鋞, 7-10 January, 1993, 44 pp.; also seminar paper, African Studies Centre, 14 January 1993

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 pp

(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 pp

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 pp

(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, 1996

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, Universit?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 pp

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 geori雗teerde 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 to be read at the one-day conference on: Black Athena: Africa’s contribution to global systems of knowledge’, Leiden, 28 June, 1996, 25 pp

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 chrts

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 1996

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 pp

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)

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 uur

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 uur

(1997)

Van Binsbergen, W.M.J., 1997, a, van Binsbergen, W.M.J., ‘Anna’s room: A case study on becoming a consumer in Francistown, Botswana’, in the press in: (van Binsbergen, W.M.J., van Dijk, R, & Fardon, R.) eds. in the press, Globalisation, development and the making of consumers: Or what are collective identities for: Proceedings of a conference at The Hague (The Netherlands), March 13-16, 1997, London: School of Oriental and African Studies

Van Binsbergen, W.M.J., 1997b, van Binsbergen, W.M.J., ‘Ethnicity and identity in Central Africa’, in: J.M. Middleton, ed, The encyclopaedia of Sub-Saharan Africa, New York: Scribner’s, 6500 words

Van Binsbergen, W.M.J., 1997c, van Binsbergen, W.M.J., ‘Globalisation and virtuality: Analytical problems posed by the contemporary transformation of African societies’, in the press in: P. Geschiere & B. Meyer, eds, Globalisation and identity, London: Blackwell

Van Binsbergen, W.M.J., 1997d, van Binsbergen, W.M.J., ‘Globalisation, consumption, and development: Key note address’, in the press in: (van Binsbergen, W.M.J., van Dijk, R, & Fardon, R.) eds. in the press, Globalisation, development and the making of consumers: Or what are collective identities for: Proceedings of a conference at The Hague (The Netherlands), March 13-16, 1997, London: School of Oriental and African Studies

Van Binsbergen, W.M.J., 1997e, van Binsbergen, W.M.J., ‘Nkoya royal chiefs and the Kazanga Cultural Association in western central Zambia today: Resilience, decline, or folklorisation?’, in the press in: E.A.B. van Rouveroy van Nieuwaal & R. van Dijk, eds, African chieftaincy in a new socio-economic and political landscape, 110.000 chrs

Van Binsbergen, W.M.J., 1997f, van Binsbergen, W.M.J., ‘Sensus communis or sensus dissensionis?: A critique of Kant’s concept inspired by a social science approach to expressive symbolic production’, in the press in: H. Oosterling, Sensus communis, Amsterdam/Boston: Rodopi

Van Binsbergen, W.M.J., 1997g, van Binsbergen, W.M.J., ‘The organisation of electoral observation’, session report presented at the One-day conference Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs & African Studies Centre, Leiden: The role of elections in Africa: With special attention to electoral observation, The Hague, 18th February, 1997; paper submitted for publication in: G.S.C.M. Hesseling & H.J. Abbink,. eds, Electoral observation in Africa, in the press, 27390 chrs

Van Binsbergen, W.M.J., 1997h, (W. van Binsbergen, D. van de Berselaar en F. de Jong), ‘Introduction: Contrasting patterns of ethnicity in Africa today’, in: D. van de Berselaar & F. de Jong, eds, Identity in Africa today

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

Van Binsbergen, W.M.J., 1997k, ‘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)

Van Binsbergen, W.M.J., 1997l, ‘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 pp

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, 1997

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, 18.2.1997

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. S醤chez, ‘Channel-surfing: Media, mediumship, and state authority in the Mar韆 Lionza cult (Venezuela)’, monthly semminar, WOTRO programme ‘Globalization and the construction of communal identities’, Amsterdam, Amsterdam Schol of Social Research, 4.4.97

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 pp

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, 3.6.97

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.

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 pp

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. 1997

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 1997

(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, 1998

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, 18.10.98

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 1998

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, 16.11.98

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 hrs

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 1998

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 1998

(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, 1999

van Binsbergen, W.M.J., 1999, ‘Reconciliation: A major African social technology of shared and recognised humanity (ubuntu)’, paper read at the ‘Seminar on culture and globalisation’, Human Sciences Research Council, Pretoria, 21st April, 1999

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 Universit?Laval (Qu閎ec, Canada) en MSH, Paris, 17 May, 1999

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 retirment 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 term of commodification’, paper, conference ‘Commodification and identities’, Amsterdam: WOTRO programme ‘Globalization and the construction of communal identities’, 12 June, 1999

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, 1999

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, 1999

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 Faculty

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 Faculty

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 Faculty

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.

van Binsbergen, W.M.J., 1999, ‘Les chefs royaux nkoya et l’Association culturelle Kazanga dans la Zambie du centre-ouest aujourd’hui: R閟iliation, d閏lin 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)

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, 17.1.2000

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, 4.2.2000

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 Hampat? B?#146;, lezing ter gelegenheid van de publicatie van de Nederlandse vertaling van A. Hampat?B? 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 hrs

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, Universit?Paris -I (Sorbonne), Paris, 2 May 2000

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 2000

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 hrs

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 lib閞ation en Afrique contemporaine, Leiden, 15-16 december 2000

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 Rotterdam

van Binsbergen, W.M.J., 2000, ‘Bonnet rouge, o?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

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(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 uur

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 himself

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

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

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, 22/11/2001

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), Netherlands Association for the Philosophy of Science, Utrecht, 23/11/2001

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’universalit?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 Eyl黮 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.htm

(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 2003

van Binsbergen, W.M.J., 2003, ‘Mi-figues, Mi-raisins: L’oscillation des Africaines 閐uqu閑s entre les desseins f閙inins traditionnels et cosmopolites’, joint seminar by Julie Duran-Ndaya Tshiteku (African Studies Centre, Leiden/Erasmus University Rotterdam), C閏ile Dolisane-Eboss? Nyamb?(Universit?de Toulouse), and Van Binsbergen, W.M.J. (African Studies Centre, Leiden/Erasmus University Rotterdam)

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