Description: After half a century of independence, the forging of national integration remains a major preoccupation of the vast majority of African states. The task of forging a nation out of a multiplicity of ethnic nationalities has been daunting, and ethnic and racial divisions continue to threaten the stability of many African states. African leaders have articulated numerous policies and programmes to promote nation-building, but the achievements have been largely modest.
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We are delighted to announce that the following symposium will take place on Friday-Saturday, 29-30 January 2016, in cooperation with the Graduate School for East and South East European Studies at the Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich, Germany.
This panel welcomes papers that examine the treatment of race and racial relations in comic books, whether in superhero narratives, graphic memoirs, web comics, or other forms of sequential art both inside and outside the United States. How are comics used to document and represent racialized identities? How have the medium and its surrounding fan communities adapted earlier content to speak to current topics?
I am a Phd candidate at Purdue University and I am trying to put together a panel for the AAS 2016 conference to be held at Seattle. Very broadly the panel will interrogate the construction of gender identity through domestic practices/rituals, religious rituals being one of them. If you would like to participate in this panel please email me at email@example.com by July 25, 2015. The deadline for panel submission is August 6, 2015.
We invite paper proposals for a session at the EAUH 2016 on knowledge transfer between cities in Europe’s Borderlands 1880 -1945:
Until now the cities of Eastern and Southern Europe have mainly been looked at through the prism of migration and institutions of technology transfer (such as universities). Implicitly or explicitly this suggests a transfer of knowledge and practices from the center to the periphery and hence a clear epistemological hierarchy.
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Call for papers for Book Essays in edited collection
Southern Studies, 5-6 February 2016: Now in its eighth year, the AUM College of Arts and Sciences invites panel and paper proposals on any aspect of Southern history from Civil War to Civil Rights, from dueling to NASCAR, from King Cotton to corn whiskey. This two-day conference includes a keynote presentation by Dr. Kenneth W. Noe, a distinguished Civil War historian from Auburn University. Registrants to the conference will also be able to enjoy a variety of peer-reviewed panels and exhibits on southern topics representing all of the liberal arts disciplines.
Call for submissions: An edited collection on the work of Joni Mitchell.
Editor: Dr. Ruth Charnock [University of Lincoln, UK].
This special issue will focus on literary texts by African writers in which the protagonist returns to his/her ‘original’ or ancestral ‘home’ in Africa from other parts of the world. Oxfeld and Long, writing on the ethnography of return suggest that it differs from globalization and transnationalism since ‘it is situated in particular events and experiences’ reflecting ‘particular historical, social, and personal contexts’ (2004: 3).
At present we are inviting submissions for October 2015 issue of 'Literature Today-an International Journal of Contemporary Literature;. Theme of our October 2015 issue is 'Love'. You can send us poems, short stories and one act plays on :
1. love at first sight
2. poem/story/one act play in memory of a loved one
3. love as an aesthetic experience
4. love and teenagers
5. love and romance as predestined event
6. love relationships and role of gods
7. love and marriage
8. love as illusion
In April 2001 we met first time in Northern Hesse do discuss conflict potentials and the range and acceptance of crisis management mechanisms in monetary unions, followed by a panel at the International Economic History Congress in Buenos Aires 2002. On the background of current problems within the euro-zone we want to reopen the floor for a history based interdisciplinary debate about control and steering problems of monetary unions. Beside debt problems exists a couple of other relevant disturbance factors, i.e.
First Call for Papers
Trans/media: Trans/national Screens
How did modernity end up in the Anthropocene? How did the twentieth century succumb to a Möbius strip of technics and nature wherein cause and effect, local and global, human and nonhuman, perpetually confuse and confound one another’s distinctions? One way to describe this planetary system and its ascendance is in terms of the technosphere, the socio-technical mobilization of energy, materials and information, which may be considered a geophysical phenomenon on par with other spheres such as the atmosphere or biosphere.
America has long promoted democracy as the optimal political system for all nations. Is this right? Does democracy have the same effect in other parts of the world, is it a good fit for some but a catalyst for destruction in others?