7th International Sudan Studies Conference - Call for Papers
Throughout most of its fifty years of independence, Sudan has faced continuous wars caused by a multitude of reasons ranging from religious and ethnic differences to economic marginalisation. As the current peace process may give hope to the South, the people of Darfur and Eastern Sudan continue to suffer. Addressing the historic root causes of the conflict is an ongoing process. The recently negotiated peace agreement for the South has far-reaching implications for the future. Sudanese and foreigners interested in Sudan are continually seeking ways to understand the issues involved, their complex relations, catalysts for improvement, and conditions for peaceful co-existence.
The organisers of the 7th International Sudan Studies Conference seek proposals that address various issues related to the quest for peace, stability, reconstruction and the identity of the peoples of Sudan in both contemporary and historical perspective. The role of an independent judicial system, individual liberties, democracy and free press in making and safeguarding peace are some of the themes the conference wishes to address.
Papers addressing issues such as the role of women, environment, education, health services, AIDS, history, archaeology, cultural diversity, Sudanese arts, Sudanese religions, Sudanese languages, and their interaction with peace and stability are especially welcome. Also papers addressing the role of the international community and donors in preserving peace and rebuilding Southern Sudan and other war-ravaged parts of the country are encouraged. Papers are welcome from both Sudanese and non-Sudanese whether they are academics or non-academics.
Fax : Prof Anders Bjørkelo on 00 47 55 58 98 91
Post: Prof Anders Bjørkelo, Department of History, Sydnespl. 7, 5007 Bergen, Norway
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