The Polish academic journal “Przegląd Zachodni” (Polish Western Affairs), a peer-reviewed interdisciplinary quarterly, whose editors are based in Poznań is currently preparing a special issue on German Colonialism in Africa. For this special issue, we are encouraging researchers to submit short abstracts of articles or complete articles in English, alternatively in German or Polish (English will have priority). It is the aim of the special issue to provide the readership of “Przegląd Zachodni” with a deeper knowledge about German colonial policy in Africa, the construction of history in the relevant countries and in German society (during colonialism and later) and about current discourses among elites in the relevant countries in Africa and in Germany. Authors may choose historical, social-science, anthropological and interdisciplinary approaches. We prefer papers with a considerable empirical angle to purely theoretical or normative ones, but we reserve some space in the special issue for one or two theoretically underpinned overview articles, which present the current state of the art about German colonialism and analyzes German colonial policy, local responses to it and the consequences of both, Germany and the postcolonial states in a broader, comparative framework. The issues of discourses about colonialism, “dealing with the past” (Vergangenheitsbewältigung), transitional justice, reparations and compensations for victims and internal cleavages in the center and the periphery should be addressed.
Authors who intend to contribute to the special issue, but do not yet have a manuscript ready for submission, should send a short abstract of the paper, they intend to write to Klaus Bachmann: email@example.com (pleace indicate “Special Issue on German colonialism), in order to find out, whether their idea fits into the concept of the special issue. In case they already have a manuscript which is ready for publication, they should send it to the same address. All manuscripts for the special issue should be ready for publishing by May 31st, 2013. They should not be smaller than 15 standard pages, shoud not exceed 25 pages (including footnotes, references, literature and annexes), contain a short summary and apply the citation methods employed by the journal (which can be consulted on the website http://www.iz.poznan.pl/pz/index.php?p=autorzy&lang=pl. An Engish version of the technical requirements can be obtained on request.
Chair of International Politics
University of Social Sciences and Humanities
Warsaw, Poland Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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