Voltaïques en révolte : Insurrections, grèves, révolution(s) en Haute-Volta/Burkina Faso

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Type: 
Call for Papers
Date: 
June 15, 2017
Location: 
France
Subject Fields: 
African History / Studies, Anthropology, Political Science, Social History / Studies, Social Sciences

A call for papers for an interdisciplinary workshop on the insurrectional present and past of Burkina Faso/Upper Volta, starting with the 1915-1916 great war against the colonial government, the 1950s revolutionary popular contestation in preparation for independence, the 1980s Sankara revolution, and the October 2014 popular uprising which ended Blaise Compaoré's regime, with many other episodes in between. The meeting will be held in Paris. Open to social science and humanities scholars from Africa, North America, Europe, and elsewhere. The deadline for submitting paper proposals is June 15 and the proposals and papers can be in French or English. The workshop is scheduled for October 25 and 26, 2017. Please see the 4-page annoncement at the link provided for the themes and ideas of the workshop and further details.

Contact Info: 

Jean-Bernard Ouédraogo, IIAC, Cnrs, France [jberno@yahoo.com]

Mahir Saul, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

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