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Call for panels: Swiss Researching Africa Days 2024

8th edition of the Swiss Researching Africa Days of the Swiss Society for African Studies, 25−26 October 2024 (Institute for Social Anthropology, University of Bern)

The 8th edition of the Swiss Researching Africa Days will take place on 25−26 October 2024 at the Institute for Social Anthropology, University of Bern. The biennial Swiss Researching Africa Days are held alternating with the international thematic conferences of the Swiss Society for African Studies. They are open to all disciplines representing African Studies. The objective of the meeting is to promote the exchange among the community of researchers working on Africa in Switzerland. Its goals are to:

  • present current research projects of MA and doctoral students, post-docs and senior scholars;
  • enhance the circulation of relevant information between these actors and the respective institutions;
  • offer a platform for synergies and collaboration;
  • enhance the visibility of African Studies in Switzerland, the universities and research institutions;
  • promote the institutionalisation of African Studies.

General theme “Sustainability and Transformation”

The Swiss Society for African Studies celebrates its 50th anniversary. In this context, the two concepts, sustainability and transformations, may be understood broadly and can be addressed from all angles and points of view.

Call for panels

The organizers invite proposals for panels of 90 minutes’ duration. Panel proposals include a text to be used for the call for papers (1/3 page), name, e-mail address and institutional affiliation/function of the convenor(s).

Deadline for submission of panel proposals: 12 April 2024 by email to