• Brief history of the Western Sahara – Isaías Barreñada
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    Notice of publication Isaías Barreñada, 2022, Breve historia del Sahara Occidental, Catarata, 144 p. Almost 50 years after Spain’s abandonment, the Sahrawi conflict continues to mark Spanish foreign policy in the region. Western Sahara is an illustrative example of a conflict that the international community has allowed to escalate. As the United Nations has pointed…

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  • Women in the Sahara and the Sahel – L’Ouest saharien journal, issue 16
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    Notice of publication C. Evrard & E. Pettigrew, 2022, Femmes du Sahara-Sahel: Transformation sociales et conditions de vie, Cahiers L’Ouest saharien, n°16, 232 p. There are few works on women in the humanities and social sciences literature on the Saharo-Sahelian region. This dossier reveals precisely these shortcomings while inviting readers to immerse themselves in some…

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  • New publication: L’Ouest saharien, 15 – Perspectives on heritage
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    Schinz O. (ed.), 2021, “Regards sur le patrimoine”, Cahiers L’Ouest saharien, n°15, Paris, L’Harmattan sommaire n°15 – Regards sur le patrimoine https://www.editions-harmattan.fr/index.asp?navig=catalogue&obj=numero&no=72411&no_revue=56&razSqlClone=1

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  • New publication “Around Western Sahara: ongoing research, testimonies and novels”. L’Ouest saharien, issue 12
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    “Autour du Sahara Occidental : recherches en cours, témoignages et nouvelles” in Cahiers L’Ouest saharien, n°12, 2020, 278 p. This issue of L’Ouest saharien is published in the context of the resumption of the war in Western Sahara, which raises great uncertainties about the political and military situation in the coming months in the region. It gives an idea…

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  • New publication: Thesis on the rock art of the Upper Saguia el Hamra – Helena Ventura
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    Reference: Helena VENTURA, Els gravats rupestres prehistòrics d’estil Tazina del jaciment de Sluguilla Lawash (Sàhara Occidental), PhD thesis, Universitat de Girona, 2019, 614p. Abstract Sluguilla Lawash is the site with a higher concentration of open air prehistoric rock art of Western Sahara. It has 1143 engraved slabs with 2087 motifs, among which the 99% have an incised stroke, with...

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  • New publication: Las Operaciones de Paz de las Naciones Unidas y los derechos humanos: el caso de la MINURSO en el Sáhara Occidental – Juan Domingo Torrejón Rodríguez
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    Reference: Juan Domingo Torrejón Rodríguez. (2020). Las Operaciones de Paz de las Naciones Unidas y los derechos humanos: el caso de la MINURSO en el Sáhara Occidental, Revista de Estudios Internacionales Mediterráneos, (28), 43-73. Abstract: United Nations Peace Operations may include in their mandate the possibility of monitoring the human rights situation. However, one of...

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  • Event: an Anthology of the Sahrawi national poetry
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    Reference: Gimeno Martin, J.C. y al (2020) Poetas y poesía del Sáhara Occidental. Antropología de la poesía nacional saharaui. Spain: Ultima linea. Summary: "This book is an extraordinary work that makes known the Saharawi poets. Invisible, making them known is, in itself, a valuable contribution to the decolonization of Eurocentric literature. However, this book goes further, for...

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  • Pavel Borecky’s movie (2018) now in open access !
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    Borecký, Pavel (director). In the Devil's garden, 2018, 25 minutes. Produced by the Institute of Social Anthropology at the University of Bern MOVIE AVAILABLE HERE Password: supportsahrawis Synopsis: Film shot in the Sahrawi refugee camps near Tindouf, in southwest Algeria. The film situates the viewer within a makeshift space of an animal market in Algeria....

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  • “Saharan imaginaries”, London, 4 -7 juin 2020
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    Panel B04 at conference RAI2020: Anthropology and Geography: Dialogues Past, Present and Future : "Saharan Imaginaries: Endogenous and Exogenous Perspectives" Conference places : British Museum, SOAS, RGS (Royal Geographical Society) Convenors: Hassan Ould Moctar (SOAS, University of London) & Matthew Porges (University of St Andrews) Discussant: Dr Alice Wilson (University of Sussex) abstract: This panel...

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  • New paper : A Fishy Battle at the Doors of Europe – Meriem Naïli
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    Meriem Naïli, 2019, “Natural Resources in Western Sahara : A fishy battle at the doors of Europe”, Cahiers L’Ouest saharien, 9: 131-149 Abstract Western Sahara is a Non-Self-Governing territory of which natural resources are subject to much interest from both parties to the conflict. Their exploitation constitutes a major tool in the negotiations process given…

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