Following successful events in 2006 and 2007, postgraduate students in ‘Imperial and International’ history at the University of Sheffield are holding their annual conference on the theme of ‘Writing African Histories’.
CALL FOR PAPERS
Writing African Histories Conference, 9th June 2008
Department of History, University of Sheffield
Keynote: Professor Frederick Cooper (New York University)
Postgraduate researchers from across the arts, humanities and social sciences are invited to present research papers and work-in-progress. Papers on any aspect of colonial and postcolonial African history will be considered.
These themes might include, amongst others:
• Practical experiences of conducting research in Africa
• Integrating global and local histories
• Writing social histories
• Colonial and Postcolonial representations of Africa
We would also welcome papers focusing on other parts of the world that engage with the broad themes of writing about colonial contexts
Abstracts for papers of 15-20 minutes (maximum 250 words) should be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Deadline for abstracts: Monday 10th March 2008
Funds will be available to cover expenses incurred by speakers (travel and accommodation).
University of Sheffield
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