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Conference: African Studies and Land questions in Africa

9 Nov 2019 - 17:00

The National Research Foundation (NRF) Chair in Land Reform and Democracy in South Africa at the University of Cape Town, in collaboration with the Excellence Cluster “Africa Multiple” at the Institute of African Studies at the University of Bayreuth in Germany and the Institute of African Studies at Hankuk University of Foreign Studies in South Korea invites papers for this international conference to be held in Cape Town on 27-29 November 2019. This conference is the third following two earlier conferences that were held in Bayreuth in 2017 and in Seoul in 2018.

The theme of the Bayreuth conference was “Africa multiple and relational, crossing perspectives from Centers of African Studies around the world” and one in Seoul was themed “The Different and the Similar: Africa in an Ever-Changing, Multi-faceted, multi-layered World”.

The theme of this conference is African Studies and land questions in Africa. This theme was endorsed at the conference that was organised by the Institute of African Studies of Hankuk University of Foreign Studies in South Korea in cooperation with the Institute of African Studies at the University of Bayreuth (Germany) last year (2018). It became clear at that conference that land questions are at the heart of African Studies.

See the full Concept Outline and Call for Papers here.

All are welcome. Late abstracts and papers may be accepted (please write to the convenor; details are in the Call here).

Date: 27-29 November 2019.

Venue: Centre for African Studies Gallery, Level 2 Harry Oppenheimer Building, Engineering Mall Road, Upper Campus, University of Cape Town.