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Recent Discussion Posts

Call for panelists ECAS 2019 (Edinburgh): Commodity Frontiers and Knowledge Regimes in Africa, 1800 to present

We are looking for contributors to our panel at ECAS 2019 in Edinburgh, 12-14 June. Our panel explores the role knowledge of ecological landscapes played in the creation of commodity frontiers in modern Africa, with special attention to agriculture and animal husbandry. In recent decades, several historians and social scientists have used the concept of 'commodity frontiers' to study the expansion of global capitalism during the last 500 years.

Call for panelists ECAS 2019 (Edinburgh): Aporias of Justice and Possibilities of Redress in Contemporary African Contexts

 

Dear Colleagues, 

Elliot Ross (Columbia University) and I are convening a panel for the upcoming European Conference of African Studies (ECAS) in Edinburgh (12-14 June 2019). We seek panelists from a range of disciplines with an interest in examining questions of reparative justice, the relationship between rights and redress, and the incommensurabilities of regimes of justice centered on accountability. 

Call for panelists ECAS 2019 (Edinburgh): Narratives of technological and infrastructure ruptures

Dear all,

We invite you to submit presentation proposals for our panel for the next European Conference of African Studies (ECAS) in Edinburgh (12-14 June 2019). We are looking for papers on Narratives of technological and infrastructure ruptures

Call for panelists ECAS 2019 (Edinburgh): Who belongs to the new nations? Inclusion, expulsion and xenophobia in early post-independence West Africa (1957-1973)

Post-independence African national societies have been frequently characterized/seen as being utterly artificial. However, the mechanisms of construction which form the basis for the new nations, have yet to be analyzed in detail. Even more, the issue of xenophobic and violent episodes that occurred soon after independence has remained the domain of sociologists. The series of forced migration and xenophobic attacks, so famously described by Margaret Peil in the 1970s, deserves renewed attention.

CFP: Boston University Graduate Student Conference in African Studies - "In and Out of Africa"

Announcing

The 27th Annual Boston University Graduate Student Conference in African Studies

"In and Out of Africa"

Boston, USA -- March 29-30, 2019

 

Keynote Speaker: Prof. G. Ugo Nwokeji, University of California, Berkeley

 

Selected conference papers to be published in Working Papers in African Studies

Call for panelists ECAS 2019 (Edinburgh) : Madness beyond psychiatry: a comparative and interdisciplany study of mental disorder in Africa

If the topic of madness is still a fertile ground for numerous researches in Europe, this issue remains to be explored in Africa. In recent years, however, new research dynamics have brought out the richness of the topic. It allows us to rethink the history of Africa from its periphery and consequently, to renew the study of the State and of African societies.

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