From March 1st to March 5th, 2021, the ULB and RMCA will welcome international scholars from diverse disciplines to discuss methods and the latest results regarding the African precolonial past.
First official visit to the University of Kisangani and some teambuilding during fieldwork
Ricquier, B. 2019. At a Crossroads of Bantu Expansions : The Language and Settlement History of the Eastern Congo Basin Revisited. International Conference for Historical Linguistics
Every two years, during one week, all that matters is historical linguistics. At this year’s ICHL, discussions revolved around agricultural driven dispersals, multidisciplinary challenges, sound changes, but also the ethics of research on indigenous languages.
On the article submitted for the Unesco World Report by B. Ricquier, E. Bangwabendi Katoba, D. Kopa wa Kopa, C. Kumbatulu Sita Bangbasa, C. Kutsch Lojenga, J.-R. Lofemba Boningoli Batita, J. Maniacky, N. Mombaya Liwila and E. Ngbanga Bandombele
This first blogpost presents a stream of consciousness from the inventory of endangered languages in the northeastern DRC to reflections on research ethics in general