Call for Papers: Viva Africa
7th International Conference on African Studies by the Department of Politics, University of Hradec Králové in cooperation with Metropolitan University Prague and Cultura Africa Association
Actors in Contemporary African Politics
The role of various actors from different societal segments significantly influences various aspects of modern political, social, economic and cultural life of African societies. In addition to the major political parties and personalities (Big Man, chiefs, religious and other leaders) there are other cultural and socio‐economic groups, customs, traditions and patterns of behavior which act on the real life of African societies. Without their analysis it is not possible to understand African political and social life. Linguists, anthropologists, political scientists, historians, and other researchers, who have Africa as their field of study, are welcome.
The conference is open for professors, academic scholars, PhD. students, and other specialists who want to present results of their primary research. The language of the conference will be English.
Please send your abstracts of max. 300 words before 31 August, 2012, to info-at-vivaafrica.cz
Abstracts will be selected by the scientific committee composed of Czech Africanists: Vlastimil Fiala, Hana Horáková, Jan Klíma, Tomáš Machalík, Kateřina Mildnerová, Jan Prouza, Petr Skalník and Jan Záhořík.
Successful abstract authors will be invited not later than September 14, 2012 to submit their full‐length papers and participate as paper givers in the conference.
Conference fees, travel, accommodation
There are no conference fees, but the participants are expected to cover their accommodation and travel expenses in full.
The organizers will provide information about suitable lodging, its reservation, optimal travel routing and general local conditions in Hradec Králové.
Notes for the authors
Your paper should be submitted to the conference organizers as an e-mail attachment. The attachment should be in doc‐file named after the author’s surname. The paper should be not longer than 35,000 characters with spaces. All manuscripts must be written in English; authors whose English is non‐native are requested to have their manuscript reviewed for language before submission. Each manuscript should include the title, author’s names, institution, address, and e-mail address. Pages should be using Times New Roman font, size 12 for body of the text and size 14 for headers.
Selected papers will be reviewed and published in a monograph. For that purpose, full‐length papers have to be submitted (via the above mentioned e-mail address) by February 8, 2013. The scientific committee will review the submitted papers and select for publication.
Please, use citation in text according to the following pattern: (Schlee 1977: 272), (Machalík 2007), (Teshome and Záhořík 2006: 33), (Wisner et al. 2005)
Sbacchi, A. (1979): Haile Sellassie and the Italians, 1941 – 1943. African Studies Review 22: (1): 25 – 42.
Sbacchi, A. (1989): Ethiopia under Mussolini. Fascism and the Colonial Experience. London: Zed Books Ltd.
Ambrose, S. H. (1982): Archeology and Linguistic Reconstructions of History in East Africa. In: Ehret, C.; Posnansky, M. (eds.): The Archeological and Linguistic Reconstruction of African History, pp. 55‐75. Berkeley, Los Angeles: University of California Press.
Venue: University of Hradec Králové, Czech Republic
Date: October 18 ‐ 19, 2012
Further Information: info-at-vivaafrica.cz
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