CFP: Africa in the global imaginary: Towards internationally competitive science and research

June 17-19, 2019, University of Zululand, South Africa

Pursuant to the IGU Commission on African Studies (IGU CAS) inaugural conference which was successfully held at the University of Namibia from the 17-18 May 2018, IGU CAS hereby invites paper and session proposals for its second annual conference themed Africa in the global imaginary: Towards internationally competitive science and research, which will be held at the University of Zululand, South Africa, from 17-19 June 2019. The conference aims to bring together, geographical and interdisciplinary scientific research and thought on, about and in Africa. The conference responds to the need for globally competitive research and scientific innovation integral to it and seeks to transport this to the international academic community through the IGU CAS.

Call for papers

IGU CAS, therefore, invites paper and session proposals from all fields of geography and other disciplines which respond to and interrogate, but are not limited to the following:

  • Africa and climate change
  • Africa and gender
  • Africa and natural resource use/management
  • African borderlands
  • African cities
  • African development challenges and trajectories
  • African population geographies
  • Conflict, war, and development
  • Development and investments
  • Economic and political integration
  • Environmental issues and problems in Africa
  • Food, food sovereignty, and food security
  • Industrialization and urbanization
  • Marginality
  • Migration, development, and regional integration
  • Migration, poverty, and development
  • Rural spaces
  • Rural development and urban development
  • Sustainable development
  • Urban transitions
  • Urban governance
  • Water resources management and governance
  • Natural resources management and governance

Submission of Abstracts:
IGU CAS welcomes proposals for panels, papers and posters on any of the themes above or any other. Each panel or session should constitute between four to five papers. Proposals should clearly indicate the form and theme of presentation proposed.

Submission & Notification Dates:

Deadline for panel OR session proposal submission: 30 January 2019
Deadline for paper and poster abstract submission: 30 January 2019
Notification of abstract/session acceptance: 15 February 2019
Deadline for submission of full papers: 30 April 2019

Students: R500.00
Standard: R2000.00
Gala dinner: R1000.00

Abstracts should follow the following format and be sent to all of the following emails:

Abstract (250 words)
Key words (not more than 6)
Full name(s) and institutional affiliations of the author(s)

Deadline: January 30, 2019

Posted: January 25, 2019