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Call for Panels: Conference "The Hopeful Continent – Africa Rising 20 Years On" (Windhoek, 17-20 September 2020)

University of Namibia

Since the beginning of the 21st century, Sub-Saharan Africa has experienced two decades of virtually uninterrupted economic growth, now popularly phrased as ‘Africa Rising’. Cohosts Anthropology Southern Africaand the Ethnological and Anthropological Society of Nigeriainvite multi-disciplinary panels to critically explore this broad and specific narrative of ‘rising’ in Africa and across the globe.

The organisers welcome panel proposals from emerging and established scholars, and from professionals working in the non-academic world. In addition, we welcome proposals for posters, film, performances and flash presentations engaging critical topics. The organisers invite parallel panels in both Portuguese and French for Lusophone and Francophone African and international scholars. The Hopeful Continent: Africa Rising 20 Years On will be the first Anthropology Southern Africa conference hosted in Namibia jointly hosted by the first conference of the Ethnological and Anthropological Society of Nigeria.

Panels must have two proposers and we encourage these to be across countries. Deadline for panels: 29 February 2020. The call for papers will be released in March.
For any questions about the conference please contact the Chair of the Organising Committee Dr Rosa Persendt at rpersendt@unam.na.