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Last updated: July 23, 2018

This is the archive of the top news on the index page (in English).

June 2018

An article on museum exhibitions on "race" and "racism" was published
in the Bulletin of the National Museum of Ethnology !
Kamei, Nobutaka. 2018. Trends of museum exhibitions on "race" and "racism":
Cases of exhibitions by Musée de l'Homme in France
and the American Anthropological Association.
In: Bulletin of the National Museum of Ethnology 42(4): 449-474.
(June 14, 2018 [in Japanese])

Bulletin of the National Museum of Ethnology 42(4)


October 2017

A new book was published! [in Japanese]
Shimizu, Takao & Nobutaka Kamei eds. 2017.
Africa where children live: On the earth between the traditional cultures and the development.
Kyoto: Showado. [total: 304 pages] (Oct. 25, 2017)

[Webpage in Japanese]

Africa where children live


March 2018

A lecture of the Society of Africanists
(March 15, 2018, Musée du quai Branly - Jacques Chirac, Paris)
"Une ethnographie des enfants Baka :
de petits chasseurs cueilleurs dans la forêt camerounaise" [In French]

[webpage of the lecture]
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March 2018

A lecture in the Round table
"Rôles et paroles des chercheurs en sciences sociales face à une société de confrontation"
sponsored by FFJ-EHESS (March 13, 2018, EHESS, Paris)
"Discours racistes et le rôle de l'anthropologie :
le cas des controverses sur un essai du journal qui prône l'apartheid en 2015 au Japon" [In French]

[webpage of the round table]

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March 2018

A presentation in the Seminar « Langue des signes et gestualité »
sponsored by the Laboratory « Structures formelles du langage » (UMR 7023),
University of Paris VIII (March 5, 2018, Paris)
"La diversité des langues des signes dans la francophonie :
le cas d'une langue des signes commune en Afrique francophone" [In French]

[Structures formelles du langage (UMR 7023)]
[Langue des signes et gestualité]

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February 2018

A presentation in the Interdisciplinary seminar of Musée de l'Homme
"Les petits chasseurs-cueilleurs dans la forêt : ethnographie des enfants chez les Baka au Cameroun"
[In French] (February 22, 2018, Paris)

[handout of the seminar] (PDF, in French)

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February 2018

A presentation in the the SOAS Linguistics Seminar Series,
Department of Linguistics, School of Languages, Cultures and Linguistics,
School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London
"The creation of a contact sign language in West and Central French-speaking Africa"
[In English] (February 19, 2018, London)

[webpage of the seminar]

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February 2018

A presentation in the the seminar "Deaf Studies in question",
session "Linguistic researches on Deaf and signing communities"
"La langue des signes de contact en Afrique francophone : r
echerche anthropologique et linguistique sur le terrain"
[In French] (February 14, 2018, Paris)

[webpage of the seminar]

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January 2018

The invited lecture (in French) "La mobilité des sourds urbains en Afrique :
la création de la langues des signes commune en Afrique Francophone"
in the seminar of the UMR Dynamiques Européennes
« Mondialisation et mutations sociales en Afrique »
was held in the University of Strasbourg (January 10, 2018)

[Poster of the seminar]
[UMR Dynamiques Européennes]
[University of Strasbourg]

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December 2017

Call for papers for the open panels of the 18th World Congress of the IUAES
(International Union of Anthropological and Ethnological Sciences)
(to be held in July 2018, Florianópolis, Brazil)
started! (deadline: February 28, 2018)
(uploaded on Dec. 25, 2017)
[Website of the 18th World Congress of the IUAES]
[Open panel "OP 009. African children and childhood:
Learning processes and re-creation of ecological and cultural environments"]


December 2017

A lecture
"Les communautés sourdes et la langue des signes en Afrique francophone :
la recherche anthropologique et les méthodes sur le terrain" (in French)
was held in the Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Liège, Belgium
(December 19, 2017)

[Poster] (PDF, in French)
[Website of the University of Liège]

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December 2017

A presentation
"Le genre et les rôles des enfants chez les Baka chasseurs-cueilleurs dans la forêt :
les jeux, les activités de subsistance et les rites" (in French)
in the "Workshop enfants et rites (I) : des sujets, des acteurs ou des objets ?"
that was held in the University of Liège, Belgium (December 18, 2017)

[Poster] (PDF, in French)
[Website of the University of Liège]

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December 2017

A presentation "L'apprentissage par les jeux :
les enfants dans la société de chasseurs-cueilleurs en Afrique Central (Cameroun)" (in French)
in the Workshop "Apprendre de l'enfance et de l'enfant : expériences de l'Afrique et de l'Asie"
that was held in IMAF, Paris (Dec. 15, 2017)
(sponsored by the Fondation France-Japon / Institut des Mondes Africains, EHESS).

[Poster of the workshop] (PDF, in French)

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December 2017

An article was published on the website of the France-Japan Foundation (FFJ)
of the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales (EHESS)
"Anthropological research on sign languages in French-speaking West and Central Africa"
In: Research notes

[Full text] (website, in English, uploaded on December 7, 2017)

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November 2017

A seminar for the graduate students of the master's course in the INS HEA (November 23, 2017, Suresnes)
"La diversité des langues des signes dans la francophonie :
les cas de l'Afrique Occidentale et Centrale" [In French]

[Webpage of the seminar] (in French)
[Website of the Institut national supérieur de formation et de recherche
pour l'éducation des jeunes handicapés et les enseignements adaptés (INS HEA)]

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November 2017

A seminar for the graduate students of the master's course in the EHESS (November 22, 2017, Paris)
"Etudes africaines au Japon et méthodes de terrain en anthropologie" [In French]

[Webpage of the seminar] (in French)

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November 2017

A presentation in the 60th Annual Meeting of the African Studies Association (ASA)
"Institutions as the incubators of linguistic minority:
The history of Deaf education in Africa and the role of knowledge resources" [In English]
(Nov. 18, 2017, Chicago)

Participation in the 60th Annual Meeting
of the African Studies Association (ASA) (Nov. 16-18, 2017, Chicago)

A presentation for the 60th Annual Meeting
of the African Studies Association (ASA) accepted! (May 25, 2017)
See you in Chicago, USA in November 2017!

[African Studies Association (ASA)]

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October 2017

Visiting Researcher of the Centre for French-Japanese Advanced Studies in Paris (CEAFJP),
the France-Japan Foundation (FFJ) of the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales (EHESS), France
(Collaborative research with the France-Japan Foundation (FFJ) and the African Worlds Institute (IMAF))
(October 4, 2017 - March 18, 2018)
[Webpage of the EHESS "Nobutaka KAMEI"]

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September 2017

The last public lecture during my stay in the University of Félix Houphouët-Boigny
was held with around 100 participants!
Sponsored by the Department of Language Sciences and the Institute of Applied Linguistics,
the Research and Training Unit of Languages, Literatures and Civilizations (UFR LLC)
"Le rôle des langues des signes et la recherche
pour l'intégration et le développement en Afrique de l'Ouest :
cas des pays francophones et anglophones" (in French)
(Sep. 29, 2017, Abidjan)

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August 2017

A lecture in the teacher training in Côte d'Ivoire
with more than 70 participants (teachers)
Nami Akiyama & Nobutaka Kamei
"La diversité des langues des signes dans le monde et en Afrique"
("The diversity of sign languages in the world and in Africa")
[In Langue des Signes d'Afrique Francophone (LSAF) and French]
(August 25, 2017, Abidjan)

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August 2017

A lecture in the Scientific Seminar
of the Swiss Center for Scientific Research in Côte d'Ivoire (CSRS) (in English)
(August 17, 2017, Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire)

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August 2017

The next West African Languages Congress (WALC2019) will be held
in Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire in July - August (?) 2019

Plenary presentation of the 30th West African Languages Congress (WALC2017)
with about 200 participants (August 1, 2017)

[Handout of the plenary presentation] (PDF, in English)

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Selected as the speaker of the plenary presentation after the opening ceremony
on the first day of the 30th West African Languages Congress (WALC2017)
(July 18, 2017)
[The program of the congress is available
on the facebook account of the West African Linguistic Society (WALS/SLAO)]

A presentation for the 30th West African Languages Congress (WALC2017)
accepted! (June 1, 2017)
See you in Winneba, Ghana in July - August 2017!

[West African Linguistic Society (WALS)]

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January 2018

A Happy New Year! (January 1, 2018)

A Happy New Year by Neko & Kame


July 2017

The next ECAS conference (ECAS8) will be held on June 12-14, 2019
in Edinburgh, Scotland, UK! (June 30, 2017) NEW!
[An announcemnt tweet by CAS Edinburgh]
[An announcement by Africa-Europe Group for Interdisciplinary Studies (AEGIS)]

A presentation in the 7th European Conference on African Studies (ECAS7)
(June 30, 2017, University of Basel, Switzerland)
NEW!

Participation in the 7th European Conference on African Studies (ECAS7)
(June 29 - July 1, 2017, University of Basel, Switzerland)
NEW!

A presentation for ECAS7 was accepted! (February 10, 2017) NEW!
See you in Basel, Switzerland in June-July 2017!

[The 7th European Conference on African Studies (ECAS7)]

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May 2017

A presentation in the IUAES2017 Inter-Congress
"A new emerging identity of Langue des Signes d'Afrique Francophone (LSAF):
A legacy and new movements of the Deaf community in West and Central Africa"
in the Session RM-LL04 "Minority language ideologies on the move"
(May 6, 2017, University of Ottawa, Canada)

Participation in the 2017 Inter-Congress
of the International Union of Anthropological and Ethnological Sciences (IUAES)
(May 2-7, 2017, University of Ottawa, Canada)

A presentation for IUAES Inter-Congress 2017 was accepted! (December 26, 2016)
See you in Ottawa, Canada in May 2017!

[The 2017 Inter-Congress of the International Union of Anthropological and Ethnological Sciences (IUAES)]

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March 2017

An article based on the plenary talk in the 8th World Congress of African Linguistics
(WOCAL8, August 2015, Kyoto, Japan) was published! (in English) (March 2017)
Sanogo, Yédê Adama & Nobutaka Kamei. 2017.
Promotion of sign language research by the African Deaf community:
Cases in French-speaking West and Central Africa.
In: Kaji, Shigeki ed. Proceedings of the 8th World Congress of African Linguistics.
Fuchu: Research Institute for Languages and Cultures of Asia and Africa,
Tokyo University of Foreign Studies. 411-424.

[Abstract in English] (PDF)
[Abstract in French] (PDF)
[The full text of the article of the version in Japanese is available here]
Proceedings of WOCAL8
[The webpage of the 8th World Congress of African Linguistics (WOCAL8)]


August 2016

Fieldwork on the Deaf community and the sign language in the Republic of Côte d'Ivoire (Aug.-Sep. 2016)

The training of video editing for the DVD dictionary pour of Langue des Signes d'Afrique Francophone (LSAF)
(Aug.-Sep. 2016, Abidjan)

Three lectures during my stay in Côte d'Ivoire
(twice in Langue des Signe d'Afrique Francophone (LSAF), once in French)

The special seminar for the associations of the Deaf in Côte d'Ivoire
"The training seminar on the topic of the research on the sign language in Côte d'Ivoire"
was held with more than 20 Deaf Ivorians, representatives of the associations!
(Sep. 3, 2016, Abidjan)

[flier in French (PDF)]
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The special lecture "The training seminar on the topic of the research on the sign language in Côte d'Ivoire"
was held with about 25 Deaf Ivorians! (Sep. 10, 2016, Abidjan)

[flier in French (PDF)]

A guest lecture for about 70 participants in the sign language workshop for primary school teachers
by the Ministry of National Education, Côte d'Ivoire (Sep. 9, 2016, Abidjan)

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May 2016

The presentation ""Segregation in the name of cultural differences"?:
Pro-apartheid discourses in contemporary Japanese contexts and the role of cultural anthropology/anthropologists"
in the Inter-Congress 2016 of the International Union of Anthropological and Ethnological Sciences (IUAES),
Panel 147 "Exploring new freedoms?: Moving anthropological writing into spaces of public engagement"
(Panel Convenors: Fiona Murphy, Keith Egan and Jonathan Skinner)
(May 7, 2016, Dubrovnik, Croatia)

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[handout] (PDF, in English)
The original article published in the online Academic Journalism SYNODOS (Feb. 25, 2015, in Japanese)
The pro-Apartheid column written by SONO Ayako
that advocates the segregation of foreign workers on Sankei Shimbun
(Feb. 11, 2015, original version in Japanese, translated in English)

[the Inter-Congress 2016 of IUAES]


March 2016

Two presentations in academic meetings during my stay in Senegal (Mar. 2016)
(once in sign language (Langue des Signes d'Afrique Francophone), once in French)

Workshop on life of children in Africa by researchers from Japan, Senegal, Burkina Faso and France
was held in Gaston Berger University, Senegal! (Mar. 15, 2016, Saint-Louis)
My presentation: "Life and school education of the children of Baka Pygmy in the tropical forest"
(a presentation in French)

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The special lecture sponsored by Senegal National Association of the Deaf (ANASSEN)
was held in Dakar with 25 Senegalese Deaf participants! (Mar. 12, 2016)
"Report of the fieldwork among the Deaf in Senegal:
History of the construction of the sign language community"
(a lecture in Langue des Signes d'Afrique Francophone)

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[flier in French (PDF)]


February 2016

The results of the fieldwork on people with disabilities in Senegal published!
[in Japanese] (Feb. 18, 2016)
Kamei, Nobutaka. 2016. Policies and life of the people with disabilities in Senegal:
The regional office of "African Decade of Persons with Disabilities," education, movements and labor.
In: Mori, Soya ed. Disability and development in Africa: Towards SDGs (Sustainable Development Goals)
(IDE Research Series No. 622).
Chiba: Institute of Developing Economies, Japan External Trade Organization. 195-235.

<i>Disability and development in Africa</i>


August 2015

The 8th World Congress of African Linguistics (WOCAL8) was held!
(Aug. 20-24, 2015, Kyoto University, Kyoto, Japan)

African Sign Language Workshop was held
in the 8th World Congress of African Linguistics (WOCAL8) !
(Aug. 23, 2015, Kyoto University, Kyoto, Japan)

WOCAL8 in Kyoto

Plenary talk in the 8th World Congress of African Linguistics (WOCAL8)
"Promotion of sign language research by the African Deaf community:
The cases in West and Central French-speaking Africa"
by Sanogo Yédê Adama (Côte d'Ivoire) and Kamei Nobutaka (Japan)
(Aug. 23, 2015, Kyoto University, Kyoto, Japan)

[Program for the joint plenary talk by Yédê and Kamei] (PDF, in English)
[PowerPoint slides for [Part 1] and [Conclusion] by Kamei] (PDF, in English)
[PowerPoint slides for [Part 2] by Yédê] (PDF, in English)

The Plenary talk in WOCAL8 (August 2015, Kyoto) was published as a journal paper in Japanese!
Sanogo & Kamei "Promotion of sign language research by the African Deaf community:
Cases in West and Central French-speaking Africa"
in Japanese Journal of Sign Language Studies 24 (Dec. 1, 2015)

Report of the management of the sign language workshop at WOCAL8 (August 2015, Kyoto)
was published as a journal paper in Japanese!
Miyamoto, Akiyama & Kamei "Management of the sign language workshop at WOCAL8"
in Japanese Journal of Sign Language Studies 24 (Dec. 1, 2015)


February 2015

The pro-Apartheid column written by SONO Ayako on Sankei Shimbun,
February 11, 2015 [English version]

The Letter to Sankei-shinbun and Ms. Sono Ayako
by Tsuyama Naoko, President, Africa Japan Forum (AJF) (Febrary 13, 2015) [PDF, in English]

Letter to Sankei Shimbun, by the Ambassador to Japan Mohau Pheko,
Republic of South Africa (February 13, 2015) [PDF, in English]

NO! to the pro-apartheid ideas and discourses in the contexts of current Japanese society:
My article published in the online Academic Journalism SYNODOS
for the condemnation of the pro-Apartheid column by SONO Ayako, a Japanese writer,
on Sankei Shimbun, a conservative Japanese newspaper, on February 11, 2015.
Kamei, Nobutaka. 2015. ""Segregation in the name of cultural differences" ? :
Apartheid and the politics of the acceptance of differences"
(February 25, 2015) [an article written in Japanese]

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September 2012

Ecoute mes mains : dictionnaire de langue des signes
(Listen to my hands: Dictionary of sign language)

The first sign language dictionary in Côte d'Ivoire published
as one of the results of the Grant-in-Aid for Young Scientists (A), Japan
"A study of applied linguistic anthropology for the enhancement of human development of the Deaf:
Comparative study of sign languages and societies in African countries"
(Chief researcher: Kamei Nobutaka)
Editor: Yédê Adama Sanogo ; Supervisor: Kamei Nobutaka
Published in 2012, Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire: EDILIS
In Langue des Signes d'Afrique Francophone (LSAF), French and English

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November 2014

Fieldwork in Senegal on people with disabilities in West Africa (Oct.-Nov. 2014, Dakar)

"The sign "Dakar" together with Deaf friends!"

Fieldwork in Senegal 2014


July 2014

National Museum of Ethnology ed.
"Themes in ethnology: A world encyclopedia" (Maruzen) published! (Jul. 10, 2014)
(participated as a contributor)

Themes in ethnology
>> [Webpage of the publisher] (in Japanese)


September 2014

Fieldwork in Burkina Faso on the children and the Deaf community
(Aug.-Sep. 2014, Ouagadougou etc.)

Special seminar organized by National Union of the Associations of the Hearing Disabled of Burkina (UNADAB)
with the collaboration of the Laboratory of KAMEI Nobutaka, Japan
and Research Institute for Humanity and Nature [RIHN], Japan
"In search of the heritages of Dr. Andrew Foster in West and Central Africa:
Fieldwork in nine countries from Cameroon to Burkina Faso, 1997-2014"
successfully held with about 60 Deaf Burkinabè participants
(Sep, 14, 2014, Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso)

[flier in French (PDF)]

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July 2014

Public lecture of Japanese Society of Cultural Anthropology (JASCA)
"Learning cultural anthropology in the university: Cases and possibilities of fieldwork training"
was successfully held with about 120 participants! (Jul. 26, 2014, Nagoya)

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June 2014

Japan Association for African Studies ed.
"Encyclopedia of African studies" published! (Jun. 30, 2014)
(participated as a contributor)

Encyclopedia of African studies
>> [Webpage of the publisher] (in Japanese)


February 2010

Little "hunters" in the forest: Ethnography of hunter-gatherer children
(children of Baka Pygmy in Cameroon)
published (February 20, 2010, in Japanese)
>> Go to a guide page in Japanese

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December 2006

"History of Deaf people and sign languages in Africa:
Fieldwork in the "kingdom" derived from Andrew J. Foster"

published (December 25, 2006)
Awarded by the Japan Society for International Development (Nov. 2007)
(Click here to the book guide in English)

History of Deaf people and sign languages in Africa



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