Africa in the global imaginary: Towards internationally competitive science and research

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Type: 
Call for Papers
Date: 
June 17, 2019 to June 19, 2019
Location: 
South Africa
Subject Fields: 
Area Studies, Geography, Humanities, Social Sciences, Urban Design and Planning

Pursuant to the IGU Commission on African Studies (IGU CAS) inaugural conference which was successfully held at the University of Namibia from the 17th-18th of May 2018, IGU CAS hereby invites paper and session proposals for its second annual conference themed Africa in the global imaginary: Towards internationally competitive science and research, which will be held at the University of Zululand, South Africa, from 17 to 19 June 2019. The conference aims to bring together, geographical and interdisciplinary scientific research and thought on, about and in Africa. The conference responds to the need for globally competitive research and scientific innovation integral to it and seeks to transport this to the international academic community through the IGU CAS.
IGU CAS, therefore, invites paper and session proposals from all fields of geography and other
disciplines which respond to and interrogate, but are not limited to the following:
Africa and climate change
Africa and gender
Africa and natural resource use/management
African borderlands
African cities
African development challenges and trajectories
African population geographies
Conflict, war and development
Development and investments
Economic and political integration

Environmental issues and problems in Africa
Food, food sovereignty and food security
Industrialization and urbanization
Marginality
Migration, development and regional integration
Migration, poverty and development
Rural spaces
Rural development and urban development
Sustainable development
Urban transitions
Urban governance
Water resources management and governance
Natural resources management and governance

SUBMISSION OF ABSTRACTS:
IGU CAS welcomes proposals for panels, papers and posters on any of the themes above or any other. Each panel or session should constitute between four to five papers. Proposals should clearly indicate the form and theme of presentation proposed.

SUBMISSION & NOTIFICATION DATES:

Deadline for panel OR session proposal submission: 30 January 2019
Deadline for paper and poster abstract submission: 30 January 2019
Notification of abstract/session acceptance: 15 February 2019
Deadline for submission of full papers: 30 April 2019

REGISTRATION FEES:
Students: R500. 00
Standard: R2000.00
Gala dinner: R1000.00

Abstracts should follow the following format and be sent to all of the following emails: igucasconference@gmail.com, minnoxa.m@gmail.com, csnzed@gmail.com

Title
Abstract (250 words)
Key words (not more than 6)
Full name(s) and institutional affiliations of the author(s)

Contact Info: 

Abstracts should follow the following format and be sent to all of the following emails:
igucasconference@gmail.com, minnoxa.m@gmail.com, csnzed@gmail.com