Libya tag

CFP: Gendering the History of Libya: Transnational and Feminist Approaches (Workshop Proposal)

Tuesday, October 16th, 2012

We seek proposals on the importance of gender in shaping the history of Libya (the North African and Saharan regions named Libya since the 20th century) in its connections to North Africa, the Mediterranean and the Middle East, as well as Sub-Saharan Africa, Europe, the United States and Asia. Libya has been accessible to very few scholars so far and gender has seldom been the focus of attention. Our aim is to shed new light on this blind spot of scholarship by investigating, from a gendered and postcolonial perspective, issues such as labour, religion, citizenship, sexuality, tourism, consumer culture, and the media.

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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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Conference: Libya: Legacy of the Past, Prospects for the Future

Saturday, August 15th, 2009

On 25-27 September the Middle East Centre at St. Antony’s College, Oxford, will host an international conference entitled “Libya: Legacy of the Past, Prospects for the Future.” The conference will provide a forum to reflect upon Libya’s recent history and current politics. It will bring together leading academics, as well as analysts and diplomats, in order to discuss some central issues that the limited literature on Libya has so far ignored.

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