The project

Rivers as highways, rivers for food: the role of waterways in the Bantu expansions towards the eastern Congo Basin.

On the road

The Novel Coronavirus Pandemic: Its Impact on Fieldwork and the People of the DRCongo

When a pandemic puts fieldwork to an end and demands repatriation.

Contact between Mokpá and neighboring languages at the terminus ad quem of the Lualaba and a quo of the Congo River at Kisangani

First linguistic fieldwork, in the region south of Kisangani, for David's doctoral research.

19-26 November 2019: visit to Kisangani

First official visit to the University of Kisangani and some teambuilding during fieldwork

1-5 July 2019: International Conference on Historical Linguistics 24, Australian National University, Canberra

Every two years, during one week, all that matters is historical linguistics. At this year’s ICHL, discussions revolved around agricultural

Events

“Extracting the Past from the Present”: International and Interdisciplinary Conference on African Precolonial History (March 1st-5th, 2021)

“Extracting the Past from the Present”: International and Interdisciplinary Conference on African Precolonial History ~ ONLINE CONFERENCE!

From March 1st to March 5th, 2021, the ULB and RMCA will welcome international scholars from diverse disciplines to discuss

Essays

Look Before You Leap: On Decolonizing (Linguistic) Fieldwork

This first blogpost presents a stream of consciousness from the inventory of endangered languages in the northeastern DRC to reflections

Read us

Presentations @ international conferences, 2021

BANTURIVERS paper @ ICHL24: a comparison of previous Bantu classifications plus the river hypothesis