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Call for papers: 6th African History Day - Reflecting on African History Produced in Switzerland

exhibition 'Usakos – Photographs Beyond Ruins'

Visitors entering the exhibition 'Usakos – Photographs Beyond Ruins' for the first time. Olga //Garoës in the front, Wilhelmine Katjimune (left) and Gisela Pieters (right) in the back. Photograph by Paul Grendon

The 6th African History Day will take place in Zurich and/or via Zoom on 11 March 2021. The focus is on collaborations with African partners. The event is an opportunity for historians working on Africa in Basel, Zurich and beyond to exchange and network.

The last African History Day took place on 9 November 2013 under the title “5thAfrican History Day: Archives, Methods and Sources” at Basler Africa Bibliographien. Besides the annual interdisciplinary Researching Africa Day of the Swiss Society of African Studies, the African History Day has always been a great opportunity for historians working on Africa in Basel and Zurich (and sometimes other parts of Switzerland) to discuss their projects within the expert community and talk about current trends and debates in the discipline. The thriving communities of African historians in Zurich and Basel would like to continue this tradition and after an eight-year break renew and strengthen their collaboration.

Current planning is for the workshop to take place in Zurich with participants in physical attendance. If that is not possible, the event will take place via zoom. 

Deadline for submission of abstracts: 21 February 2021