• New book, Pierre Bonte : Identities and social & cultural change in West Sahara
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    BONTE Pierre, Identités et changement socioculturel dans l’Ouest saharien (Mauritanie, Sahara Occidental, Maroc), Paris, Karthala, 2017 This book deals with the evolution of the West Saharan region within the boundaries imposed on local populations by the Spanish and French colonizers, a development marked by a process of late decolonization and still unfinished according to international…

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  • Conference Alice Wilson – Sovereignty in exile – Paris, 29 January 2018, 17h
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    Monday the 29th of January 2018, 17h-19h, Alice Wilson, Lecturer at the University of Sussex, will present in French her book “Sovereignty in exile: A Saharan Liberation Movement governs”, published in 2016. Sovereignty in Exile explores sovereignty and state power through the case of a liberation movement that set out to make itself into a state….

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  • New publication : Victims of Mines in Western Sahara
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    MARTIN BERISTAIN Carlos, SEPULVEDA APARICIO Gisela, ESCOBAR CASAS Edi, El fuego escondido: Las víctimas de minas en el Sáhara Occidental, Bilbao, Hegoa, 2017, 1vol; 271pp; 23cms, 978-84-16257-29-4, Español This investigation is based on testimonies of 154 Saharawi victims of mines on both sides of the wall built by Morocco and some key witnesses. It gives…

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  • Call for contributions – ASAI – Bologna, 5-7 September 2018
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    ASAI V Fifth Conference of the Association for African Studies in Italy (Associazione per gli Studi Africani in Italia) Plural Africa : Politics, knowledge and social dynamics in time and space Department of Political and Social Sciences – University of Bologna, 5-7 September 2018 ASAI V Bologna – Call for panels – Eng

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  • Moyent-Orient journal : a special folder on Western Sahara here online
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    The Moyen-Orient journal published in the 4th quarter of 2016, No. 32, a special folder on Western Sahara. This issue has 4 contributions, of which you will find the PDF below: WILSON_MO32- CORREALE_MO32 DEL-MORAL_MO32- BOULAY-BUQUET_MO32 We express our warmest thanks to the director of this publication, Guillaume Fourmont, who kindly accepted that OUISO put these…

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  • International Workshop “Human rights in Western Sahara”, Sorbonne, October 20th 2017
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    International Workshop : “Human Rights protection in Western Sahara : instruments, actors, collaborations” Organizers : International Academic Observatory on Western Sahara (OUISO), CEPED, Association Américaine de Juristes (AAJ), ACAT Free registration but compulsory, subject to availability, by email at : contact.ouiso@gmail.com Access : Amphithéâtre Emile Durkheim, Sorbonne, Galerie Cl. Bernard, escalier I, 1er étage, 14,…

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  • Sovereignty in Exile A Saharan Liberation Movement Governs
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    New publication on Western Sahara Sovereignty in Exile explores sovereignty and state power through the case of a liberation movement that set out to make itself into a state. The Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic (SADR) was founded by the Polisario Front in the wake of Spain’s abandonment of its former colony, the disputed Western Sahara….

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  • Journal “L’Ouest saharien” online via l’Harmattan
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    It is possible to order different issues of the multidisciplinary journal “L’Ouest Saharien” through the website of the Parisian publishing house L’Harmattan. Journal published since 1998 by Emmanuel Martinoli, Pierre Boilley and Ali Omar Yara. This journal is the only academic journal in the region and a valuable source of information and analysis for students…

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  • Call for panels and papers WOCMES, Spain, july 2018
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    Fifth World Congress for Middle Eastern Studies (WOCMES-5) Three Cultures Foundation of the Mediterranean, Seville, Spain, 16-20 July 2018 The World Congress seeks to address questions, exchange and explore information on the Middle East in the broadest sense. The invitation is aimed at scholars, researchers, educators, students, professionals and other groups interested in studies on…

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