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Water, Culture and Identity: Comparing Past and Present Traditions in the Nile Basin Region

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dc.contributor.editor Østigård, Terje en
dc.date.accessioned 2009-12-22T10:31:40Z
dc.date.available 2009-12-22T10:31:40Z
dc.date.issued 2009
dc.identifier.citation Water, Culture and Identity: Comparing Past and Present Traditions in the Nile Basin Region. Bergen: BRIC 2009 en
dc.identifier.isbn 978-82-7453-080-5
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1956/3708
dc.description The research group ”Water, Culture and Identity” was part of the Nile Basin Research Programme during the spring semester of 2008 at the University of Bergen, Norway. Researchers from five Nile basin countries and Norway came together in Bergen to conduct research on cultural issues related to the Nile and the use and cultural implications of water. Academically the researchers in the group varied from archaeology to media and ethnohydrology. Subjects studied varied from traditional water management in the Congo River to Stone Age archaeology along the River Nile in the Sudan and royal myths and rain making rituals in Rwanda. The common element in the following papers is water and how water structures ideology and society as well as the role of water and rivers for the development of societies from the past to the present along the River Nile. The River Nile runs through some of the driest areas in the world but also through some of the most hospitable and lush landscapes in the world. Traditions and cultures have been shaped through a succession of migrations and the everlasting merging of cultures. This dynamic picture is evident in the multitude of cultures found along the River Nile today. The Nile Basin Research Programme is a guest researcher programme located at the University of Bergen. It is funded by the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and is structurally linked to Nile Basin Initiative with head office in Entebbe, Uganda. From 2007, the programme has each year offered up to 20 guest researcher positions at the University of Bergen within different academic fields varying from semester to semester. In the spring semester of 2008 the theme was “Water, Culture and Identity”. The semester ended with a three day seminar with presentations by all participating researchers and invited guests in Gisenyi, Rwanda. This publication is based on the seminar including comparative studies from other African contexts emphasising the social and cultural role of water in society and religion. en
dc.description.sponsorship Nile Basin Research Programme en
dc.language.iso eng en
dc.publisher BRIC en
dc.subject River Nile en
dc.subject Uni Global en
dc.subject Water studies en
dc.title Water, Culture and Identity: Comparing Past and Present Traditions in the Nile Basin Region en
dc.type Book en
dc.subject.nsi VDP::Humaniora: 000::Kulturvitenskap: 060::Annen kulturvitenskap: 069 no
dc.subject.nsi VDP::Humaniora: 000::Historie: 070::Ikke-europeisk/-vestlig historie: 085 no
dc.subject.nsi VDP::Humaniora: 000::Historie: 070::Kulturhistorie: 075 no
dc.subject.nsi VDP::Samfunnsvitenskap: 200::Sosialantropologi: 250 no
dc.subject.nsi VDP::Humaniora: 000::Arkeologi: 090::Annen arkeologi: 099 no
dc.subject.nsi VDP::Humaniora: 000::Historie: 070 no
dc.subject.nsi VDP::Humaniora: 000::Teologi og religionsvitenskap: 150::Religionsvitenskap, religionshistorie: 153 no


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