"Addressing, Archiving and Accounting for Legacies of the Apartheid Wars in Southern Africa"
Rhodes University, South Africa
4-6 July 2013
Twenty years since the establishment of democracy in South Africa, the people, land and politics of Southern Africa continue to be imprinted and influenced by the legacies of the wars fuelled by the apartheid era. The aim of this cross-disciplinary conference is to invite diverse views and perspectives on addressing the legacies of these wars. Scholars and activists are invited to present papers and engage in conversations about their work, their contexts and their insights.
This three-day event will take place at Rhodes University, and will consist of two phases. The first is a series of public dialogues in partnership with the annual South African National Arts Festivals Think!Fest, on 4 July 2013. The second is a two-day academic conference on 5 and 6 July 2013.
The cross-disciplinary nature of this conference means that a broad range of themes could be explored, including:
Dialogue as archive
Memory and violence
Trauma healing work
Theories relating to the legacies of trauma and violence
Biographies about the apartheid wars
Researching the apartheid wars
The legacies of conscription
Veterans who served in the SADF or liberation forces
Gender and militarism
Accountability for the past
Trauma and resilience
Intergenerational legacies of war and conflict
We invite abstracts for papers at the conference on 5 and 6 July to be submitted no later than 31 March 2013. Abstracts should be no more than 250 words, accompanied by a short bio of no more than 100 words.
The email address for submissions is: firstname.lastname@example.org
Please distribute this call for abstracts as widely as possible.
Theresa Edlmann, Director: Legacies of Apartheid Wars Project,
Rhodes University Department of History
Professor Gary Baines, HOD, Department of History, Rhodes University
This conference is being jointly hosted by two projects based at Rhodes University:
The Legacies of Apartheid Wars Project, funded by Atlantic Philanthropies
The South African War Veterans Project, funded by the South African Partnership for Alternative Development (SANPAD)
Conference website: www.lawsconference.co.za
Legacies of Apartheid Wars Project
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