Friday, 28 October 2011

CFP: Archives of Post-Independence Africa and its Diaspora, Dakar, Senegal, June 20-23, 2012

Call for Papers: Archives of Post-Independence Africa and its Diaspora

Dakar, Senegal; June 20-23, 2012

Archives of Post-Independence Africa and its Diaspora is an international conference to be held in Dakar, Senegal, June 20-23, 2012, organized by the Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa(CODESRIA), the African Studies Centre, Leiden (ASC), and the University of California African Studies Multicampus Research Group (MRG).The conference features an interdisciplinary array of activities that include a public debate, training workshop, film screening, as well as four keynote addresses and academic panels.

The event is conceived as a forum with pre-circulated papers and contributions from a wide range of academics, archivists, librarians, public intellectuals, and artists from the African continent, Europe, North America, and beyond.

We are now accepting paper abstracts until November 30, 2011.

Abstracts should relate to one of the conference's five themes:

(1) Archival Absences and Surrogate Collections of the African State
(2) Performing the Archive
(3) Post-Independence Media Formations
(4) Spatialization of Art and the Archive
(5) Administering the Archive

A system for online submission of abstracts has been set up on the conference website: A French version of the website will be available shortly and will be accessible by a link from the English version of the site.

Any questions about the conference or the submission process? Please contact:

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