July, 2011 archive

Call for proposals on panel: “Governing and contesting African environments,” BISA-ISA International Conference, Edinburgh (UK) 20-22 June 2012

Wednesday, July 20th, 2011

Abstract: Whether in regard to the extraction of natural resources (oil, gas, coal, aluminium, copper, etc) or the degradation of ecosystems (including agriculture, water, forests, and pollution) African environments have always been a focus of governance and contestation. New challenges are becoming increasingly evident, however, such as climate change, the intensification of agriculture, increased urbanisation and industrialisation, and new technologies such as GM and geo-engineering. New forms of governance are crystallising around community-based resource management, transboundary conservation areas, climate adaptation plans, new regulatory and investor agreements, and sustainable development strategies. New actors are also emerging, most obviously the Chinese presence in the competition for mineral resources, but also including land-for-food grabs by Gulf states and US university hedge funds, increased investment and strategic cooperation from India and Brazil, new coalitions around climate change and the UN Adaptation Fund, transnational corporations eager for raw materials, emerging consumer markets, or corporate ‘greening’ opportunities, and burgeoning global and local social movements mobilising around a wide range of environmental issues, broadly defined.

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CfP: Workshop on Human Trafficking, International Crime and National Security: A Human Rights Perspective

Monday, July 18th, 2011

We invite submissions for a workshop on human trafficking, international crime and national security with a particular focus on human rights, to be held in Goettingen, Germany, on February 3-4, 2012. As part of the
European Commission’s Project on Indexing Trafficking in Human Beings, this workshop brings together economists, political scientists, and other scholars, as well as policy makers to address emerging problems of human trafficking and transnational crimes.

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Job Announcement: Assistant Professor of African History (West Africa preference), University of Wisconsin-Madison

Monday, July 18th, 2011

The Department of History at the UW-Madison invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track faculty position beginning August 2012 at the rank of Assistant Professor in sub-Saharan African history. Research interests may be in any sub-field, with preference given to West Africa. All research specializations are welcome to apply.

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Seminaire: Le Defi de l’Organisation d’Elections Justes et Tranparentes : Perspectives Americaines et Ouest Africaines Seminaire, 19 juillet au WARC-Dakar

Sunday, July 17th, 2011

La West African Research Association et le Centre de Recherche Ouest Africain (WARA/WARC), en collaboration avec le Mouvement Citoyen et dans le cadre du Trans-Saharan Elections Pro gram (TSEP) mis en œuvre par l’Université de Floride (Gainesville) sur financement du département d’Etat américain, vous convient à un séminaire qui s’ouvre le Mardi 19 à 9 heures précises au WARC.

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Job Announcement: Departmental Lecturership in Migration Studies, Department of International Development, University of Oxford

Sunday, July 17th, 2011

The Department of International Development (ODID) invites applications for a full time, three-year fixed term appointment to a Departmental Lecturership to start in January 2012 or as soon as possible thereafter. The appointment will be associated with the International Migration Institute, a leading research group within the department.

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Job announcement: French and French colonial history, Department of History, University of Pittsburgh

Sunday, July 17th, 2011

The Department of History at the University of Pittsburgh seeks applicants for a tenure-stream assistant professor beginning fall 2012, pending budgetary approval. Ph.D. should be completed by September 1, 2012. We seek a French and French colonial historian specializing in any period between the 17th and early 19th centuries. Individuals with interests in political, social, economic, cultural history and the history of ideas are encouraged to apply.

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CfP: Energy Resources: Europe and Its Former Colonies

Sunday, July 17th, 2011

The Rachel Carson Center for Environment and Society in Munich, Germany, and the Center for Public History at the University of Houston, Houston, Texas, will jointly convene a workshop entitled Energy Resources: Europe and Its Former Colonies at the Deutsches Museum in Munich from October 4-6, 2012.

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CFP: Impact of the North African Revolutions on Sub-Saharan Africa

Sunday, July 17th, 2011

AfriMAP invites submissions of papers on the impact of the events in Tunisia, Egypt and Libya on governance in sub-Saharan Africa.

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Appel à contribution: L’impact des révolutions en Afrique du Nord sur l’Afrique sub-saharienne

Sunday, July 17th, 2011

AfriMAP vous invite à soumettre vos contributions sur l’impact des événements en Tunisie, Egypte et Lybie sur la gouvernance en Afrique sub-saharienne.

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CFP: Radical History Review #116, “Water”

Monday, July 11th, 2011

The Radical History Review seeks submissions for an issue on water. As the single most important life-sustaining resource on the planet, water has been one of the most contested terrains of human history. This special issue of the Radical History Review aims to examine how water or the absence of water has shaped the past and seeks to historicize how water has been used, regulated, explored, exploited, protected, wasted, and polluted.

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