Category Archives: CFP

African Peacebuilding Network Research Grants

The African Peacebuilding Network (APN) of the Social Science Research Council (SSRC) invites research grant applications from African researchers, policy analysts, and practitioners working on conflict and peacebuilding at universities and research institutions or regional governmental and non-governmental organizations in Africa. About the African Peacebuilding Network The APN promotes independent African research and analysis on… Read More »

Call for applications: Cultural Diplomacy

I just got this in the mail. If you have any questions, write to the email addresses in the body of the Call. “Call for Applications” (ICD Conferences, January – March 2012) Dear Sir/ Madam, On behalf of the Institute for Cultural Diplomacy, I am writing to bring to your attention the following major programs… Read More »

Call for Papers – Speaking in tongues: Power/knowledge and languages divides in African studies

Following a successful panel on ‘the francophone/Anglophone divide in African studies’ held during the ECAS conference (June 15-18, 2011) in Uppsala, we seek submissions for a special issue in the on-line journal Critical African Studies entitled Speaking in tongues: Power/knowledge and languages divides in African studies. The broad field of African research is divided across… Read More »

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CFP – Borders and Borderlands: Contested Spaces

15th Berlin Roundtables on Transnationality, March 28 – 31, 2012 With the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989, a new era seemed to have opened up: a world without borders and thus – potentially – a world with less conflict and more freedom. Today, more than 20 years later, we can observe that some… Read More »

CFP: Special Issue of African Identities on Contemporary Youth Cultures in Africa

Call for papers for a special issue of African Identities to be published in the summer of 2012 (African Identities: Journal of Economics, Culture and Society) More than a decade and half ago, Donal Cruise-O’Brien (1996) had declared that the African youth were ‘a lost generation.’ This fatalistic summation of the fate of the African… Read More »

3 Doctoral Scholarships on West Africa

Just got this in the mail: Stipendium: 3 doctoral scholarships (Bonn) in research project on land use and climate change adaptation/ West Africa The three doctoral candidates will work on the following research subjects: 1. Historical relations between demography and land use in West Africa 2. Decision‐making within rural households in West Africa 3. The… Read More »

CFP from the Institute of African Studies, University of Ibadan

Just got this in the mail. The Institute of African Studies is planning to publish two books on Africa in 2011 as part of its efforts to expand the frontiers of knowledge and knowledge production on the continent. The main rationale for rethinking Africa, in this manner, is the mounting developmental crises in the continent.… Read More »

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Call for PhD Application

Motor roads, together with their rules and conventions for using them, are quite literally cultural constructions. In this sense, the road regime in large parts of the African continent is still under construction. Road-making and road use draw from North Atlantic models, but observations of the African road makes clear that beyond the surface of… Read More »