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Call for papers: Second European Students’ Conference on African Studies

Plenary at the first European Students' Conference in African Studies

Plenary at the first European Students' Conference in African Studies

The Second European Students' Conference on African Studies (SESCAS) in Basel (31 August-2 September 2022) aims to highlight current research in the field and to provide a welcoming and encouraging platform by which students’ enthusiasms and passions are highlighted and supported. Students and recent graduates are invited to submit a short abstract by 16 May 2022.

The Second European Conference on African Studies (SESCAS) is a project developed through joint efforts by students from the African Studies Master Programs at the University of Basel and at the University of Geneva. It builds upon the initial 2007 experience, which attracted almost 100 participants coming from diverse European universities. SESCAS22 aims to encourage connection and development of students within various Masters programs throughout Europe which work directly or theoretically with developments, trends, and understandings of Africa. As a student-led project, we hope to encourage critical discussions and create networks for student academics interested in Africa throughout Switzerland and Europe. 

In order to apply, students are invited to submit a short abstract (300-400 words max.) by the latest on 16 May 2022. The main language of the conference is English, presentations in French, Portuguese and German are welcome (slides and handouts in English).

Deadline for proposals: 16 May 2022