Archive | January, 2017

Studying Africa, Studying Anywhere: Area Studies for an Interconnected World. Call for Papers for Researching Africa Day 2017

Researching Africa Day is a conference for graduate students, and abstract submissions are welcome from graduate students only. Saturday the 4th of March. St Anthony’s College, University of Oxford. The deadline for the submission of abstracts is Thursday the 19th of January. Africanists study subjects that are not just African. Some examine phenomena that by their very nature cross continents, or transcend them. Most study phenomena that occur at multiple sites, some in Africa, some elsewhere. Students of these subjects often find that their research has several possible homes. Their work at once belongs to one or more schools of area studies, and to one or more disciplines that are delineated by subject matter, not regional boundaries. This conference is dedicated to the challenges of doing research that crosses these academic domains. Researchers on subjects that straddle area studies and global disciplines must choose how to frame their research to the academy. One approach is to choose to present one’s work as part of one discipline above others. Another is to address one’s research to several disciplines at once. Yet another still is to defy disciplinary boundaries altogether. Whichever path a researcher takes, she chooses not only how she presents her work, but how she […]

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MA African Studies University of Geneva / Master en études africaines, Université de Genève

Étudier l’Afrique dans une perspective interdisciplinaire à Genève, ville internationale Le master en études africaines de l’Université de Genève associe approches théoriques et expérience pratique autour de deux axes : Environnement et sociétés États, sociétés et développement Des partenariats avec des universités africaines et des organisations internationales et non gouvernementales permettent mobilité académique et stages professionnels Informations et candidature : Délai de candidature : 28 février 2017

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