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CFP: Revue Afrique contemporaine : Impacts des « printemps arabes » sur les pays d’Afrique subsaharienne

Saturday, June 30th, 2012

Vous trouverez à l’URL suivante l’appel à contribution de la revue Afrique contemporaine pour un dossier thématique sur “Les Impacts des ‘printemps arabes’ sur les pays d’Afrique subsaharienne” (année 2013). http://www.afd.fr/afriquecontemporaine/publications-afrique-contemporaine?actuCtnId=54685 Cet appel à contribution porte sur le thème des « Impacts des printemps arabes sur les pays d’Afrique Subsaharienne ». Il est placé sous la direction et la coordination de Jean-Bernard Véron, rédacteur en chef de la revue. Les articles peuvent être soumis en français ou en anglais.

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Call for Papers — Extended deadline: Migrants and Development in Western Africa: Migration Experiences, Migratory Capital and Development (Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, June 19-21, 2012)

Monday, January 2nd, 2012

This Symposium aims at documenting the multiple implications of migration in Africa and more specifically in western Africa from the following lines: a) Migration flows: countries of origin, host countries, situation of generations born during the period of migration, return migration; b) Migrations and capital accumulation, social and economic development; c) Migration and construction of community and identity spaces; d) Migrations from Africa to Western countries; e) National migration policies in countries of origin and management of social crises; f) Migrations and environment

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Call for papers: Cultures, Identities, Nationalities, and Modernities in Africa and the African Diaspora, Toyin Falola Annual Conference, Lagos, Nigeria

Tuesday, December 13th, 2011

The Toyin Falola Annual Conference (TOFAC) welcomes submissions of abstracts and outlines of papers for the 2012 conference, which is scheduled to hold in Lagos, Nigeria from July 2 to July 4, 2012 (arrival on July 1st, departure on July 5th). We welcome papers that explore empirical and theoretical aspects of any or all of our four conceptual grids: cultures, identities, nationalities, and modernities. Papers may investigate and analyze the manifestation of cultural politics, identity contests, nationalist ferment, and competing modernities in specific geographic and trans-national contexts where Africans and peoples of African descent fight out their existential and ameliorative struggles. We also encourage papers that interrogate and question the very categories of cultures, nationalities, identities, and modernities as they relate to the experiences of African and Africa-descended peoples and institutions instead of taking them as binding, fixed and self-evident frames of analysis. The definitional and semiotic latitude for interpreting these categories belongs to authors, as we have no bounded, restrictive definitions in mind.

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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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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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CFP: Shifting Borders: America and the Middle East/North Africa : An Interdisciplinary Conference (11-14 January 2012, Beirut, Lebanon)

Monday, April 4th, 2011

Within a context of profound political, environmental, and social transformations in America and the Middle East/North Africa (MENA), this international conference invites scholarly papers on the theme, “shifting borders.” With this provocative title we aim to think of shifting borders in two primary ways. First, we want to conceive of scholarship that “shifts” the borders of scholarly and disciplinary ways of thinking; and second, we want to
think about the ways that borders of all kinds are malleable, socially constructed, and historically contingent. “Shifting borders” addresses scholarly and political interventions articulated by Edward Said, Gloria Anzaldua, Walter Mignolo and others.

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CFP: US militarization of the Sahara-Sahel: Security, Space and Imperialism (4 Jan 2010)

Thursday, December 10th, 2009

The Concerned Africa Scholars Bulletin is currently compiling papers, interventions and reviews for a special issue on the post-9/11 US securitization of the Sahara-Sahel region of West Africa. We are seeking contributions that will elucidate and dissect the various logics and effects of the increased US military presence in the countries of Mauritania, Mali, Niger, Algeria and Morocco. Contributions other countries in the region — e.g., Nigeria, Chad, Burkina Faso, Senegal, Tunisia, Libya — will also be warmly welcome.

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CFP: Territorial Origins of African Civil Conflicts

Wednesday, August 26th, 2009

The Center for African Studies at The Ohio State University will sponsor a conference on the territorial origins of African civil conflict and conflict-alleviating institutions that integrate localities into national political and economic development processes. The conference will take place at the Pietermaritzburg campus of the University of KwaZulu-Natal in South Africa, January 29-30, 2010. The University of Kwazulu-Natal will cosponsor the conference.

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Call for Papers: Peacemaking in West Africa: Historical Methods and Modern Applications

Friday, July 31st, 2009

While conflict situations in Africa have received significant scholarly and media attention in recent decades, less attention has been paid to the long tradition of peacemaking that kept its societies in peaceful equilibrium. This conference seeks to examine successful handling of potential conflicts that have been resolved in their early stages, as well as the range of ancient, historic and contemporary tools for mediation. WARA/WARC invites proposals on traditional and contemporary methods of avoiding and resolving conflicts in the past and the present.

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