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Call for papers and posters: Swiss Researching Africa Days

Swiss Society for African Studies, Bern, 28-29 October 2022

Call for Papers

The Swiss Society for African Studies invites paper propositions for the upcoming 7th Swiss Researching Africa Days. The objective of this biannual convention is to promote the exchange among the community of researchers working on Africa in Switzerland. Panels typically integrate young and established scholars (Master, PhDs, postdocs, professors). The following 9 panels and round tables were selected:

  1. African Transitions to Peace and Democracy? Modifications and critiques of a persistent model
  2. African Food Systems under Change: Institutional Transformations and its Impact on Food Resilience and Nutrition
  3. ‘Expertise’ in and on African cities
  4. Multilingualism and Health Communication in sub-Saharan Africa: Transdisciplinary approaches in research and development practice
  5. Decolonizing Swiss-Africa research collaborations
  6. La transcription : enjeux de la mise à l’écrit de textes oraux africains
  7. Transdisciplinary research in Africa focusing on One Health
  8. Decolonization of museum collections
  9. Another way of seeing: fiction and faction from and on Africa
  10. Nouvelles recherches sur l’histoire contemporaine de l’Afrique : coopérations et circulations transimpériales (round table)

The deadline for submission is 31 July 2022.

Call for Posters

The organizers also call for scientific posters (size A0, vertical orientation) on on-going or recently finished PhD research on a topic related to Africa at Swiss universities. There will be time slots for the presentation of the posters during the conference. The posters will also be compiled as an electronic reader to be published on the website of the Swiss Society for African Studies. The deadline for submission is 14 August 2022