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.
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Please consider contributing a paper to the panel „troubling growth“ at the upcoming ECAS meeting in Edinburgh (June 11-14, 2019). Abstracts have to be submitted through the website: https://www.nomadit.co.uk/ecas/ecas2019/conferencesuite.php/panels/7934
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.
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
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Transatlantic Roundtable on Religion and Race 2019 Conference
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.
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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
Dear H-Africa Community Members,
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.