EXTENDED WORKSHOP ON SOCIAL HISTORY
Dakar, September 16th to October 6th, 2002
The second CODESRIA/SEPHIS Extended workshop on new theories and methods in Social History, will be held from September 16th to October 6th, 2002. (It had been originally scheduled for April 15th until May 15th, 2002).
The focus of this comparative workshop will be on Latin America, Asia, Africa and the Caribbean with an emphasis on labour, gender and family.
The aim of this workshop is to bring together about 15 young historians (aged between 25 and 35) for a period of three substantive weeks of training. They will share their experiences and get an opportunity to improve the theoretical and methodological quality of their work.
Contents of the Workshop
Laureates will discuss new theoretical and methodological approaches in Social History, as well as, their current work. The courses will be given in English.
The workshop is led by Dr Teresa Barnes who is at the History department of the University of Western Cape (South Africa) and is writing and lecturing on Women’s history in Africa.
Three other distinguished historians from various parts of the South will join the workshop to give intensive three day courses on the latest developments in Social History in their respective areas.
Accommodation and Excursions
The workshop will be held in Dakar (Senegal, West Africa). CODESRIA will provide a stimulating and pleasant environment and take care of the travel, and local transport expenses of the participants.
Apart from Participants' travelling and accommodation, CODESRIA provides a subsistence allowance to cover living expenses.
Excursions and entertainment will be organised for the laureates in order to make their stay more enjoyable.
The workshop is open to PhD students registered in Southern universities.
Applications should include the following:
An academic Curriculum Vitae (a maximum of two pages),
A letter certifying that the candidate is enrolled in a PhD course at a University in the South,
A research proposal outlining the current research project, including its methodology (at most 4 pages),
A sample of the applicant's work (a draft paper, a draft research proposal or a draft thesis chapter)
A letter from the thesis supervisor indicating why this workshop is of importance and interest of this workshop for the applicant's research.
Applications must be written in English. The deadline for the submission of applications is 15 March, 2002. An international scientific committee will select the candidates before 15 April 2002. Incomplete and too lengthy applications will not be taken into consideration. Applications by fax or e-mail will not be accepted.
Information about the Extended Workshop can also be obtained via:
the SEPHIS web site: http://www.iisg.nl/~sephis
the CODESRIA web site: http://www.codesria.org
Applications and requests for more information should be sent to:
Dr Ndèye Sokhna Guèye
CODESRIA, Avenue Cheikh Anta Diop, Angle Canal IV
BP 3304, Dakar, Sénégal
Phone: (221) 825 98 22/825 98 23
Fax: (221) 824 12 89
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