From 25th to 27th January 2023, the ANCIP research project held its 2nd workshop in Leipzig, Germany in order to evaluate the first phase of field research at the African Union in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia and to plan the second year of the project. The workshop was specifically designed for ANCIP project members and provided a great opportunity to present and discuss the progress of their sub-projects.
From 27th to 29th September 2022, the Collaborative Research Centre (CRC) 1199 held its 7th annual conference on “Mediating Spatial Imaginations” at Leipzig University, Germany. One of the conference panels was chaired by the two ANCIP team members Ulf Engel (CRC 1199 & Leipzig University) and Skollan Elisabeth Warnck (Leipzig University). Their panel on “Maps and mappings in knowledge production on conflict and intervention” delved into the use of cartographic maps and ‘mappings’ in broader terms, with a focus on case studies of conflict and intervention mappings, both military and non-military. It featured three talks from Deniz Cil (University of Maryland), Steven Radil (US Air Force Academy), and Skollan Elisabeth Warnck (Leipzig University). The panelists discussed how maps can be used to represent and analyze conflicts, as well as the challenges and limitations of using mapping in this context.