CFP: Black Power and Revolution: Walter Rodney’s Work and Impact

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Call for Papers
September 30, 2021
Subject Fields: 
African American History / Studies, African History / Studies, Black History / Studies, Political History / Studies, Social History / Studies

In 1972 Guyanese historian and activist Walter Rodney (1942-1980) published his famous work How Europe Underdeveloped Africa. 50 years later, his views on history and black power are still important, and can be fruitfully read in the 21st century as well. A collection of contributions discussing Rodney’s works, his political and intellectual, his legacy, and the value of his thoughts for modern societies shall therefore be published in 2022. 

Interested scholars at all stages of their career are therefore invited to submit a proposal for this project that might focus on one of the following questions:

  • Walter Rodney as historian: Works and Impact
  • Rodney as political activist
  • Rodney’s view on revolutions and revolutionary views
  • Rodney’s posthumous perception since 1980
  • Rodney’s legacy for the 21st century

Short proposals (max. 300 words) for contributions and a short bio (ca. 100 words) should be sent to until September 30, 2021. Final chapters, ranging between 6,500 and 10,000 words, including footnotes following the latest Chicago Manual of Style, but excluding bibliography, are expected by December 31, 2021

Contact Info: 

Frank Jacob, Professor of Global History

Nord Universitet, Faculty of Social Science

Universitetsalléen 11, 8026 Bodø, Norway

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