9th Iberian Congress of African Studies
(Kommunikation - International - Mehrsprachig)
Anfang 11/09/2014 - 09:00
Ende 13/09/2014 - 19:30
Veranstaltungsort Coimbra, Portugal
Organisator Centro de Estudos Sociais, Universidade de Coimbra
Africa Today – places and spaces of transformation
The African Studies congress of the Iberian World, with a biennial periodicity, is presently an unavoidable place for the meeting of researchers working with the relations between the African continent and the Iberian Peninsula. This congress, whose number of participants has been growing, involves researchers from various academic fields: anthropology, literary studies, history, economy, sociology, and philosophy, amongst others. Given its profile, it has been hugely contributing for the strengthening of networks and research groups.
Having as theme Africa Today – places and spaces of transformation – this congress strives to reflect upon the changes that occurred in Iberian idiomatic African contexts in the last 40 years, that mark the emergence of five new independent nations and stages of the colonial process in Africa. These revolutionary processes, wars and violent episodes, plus the democratic transitions will inexorably brand the Iberian space – Europe, Americas and Africa –, setting the grounds for successive liberation and democratization processes. This interdisciplinary forum will explore trans-national connections, global voices and cartographical power practices that had been developing along these last four decades in those heterogeneous spaces which are the Portuguese speaking African countries and their connections with the rest of the world.
The call for communications framed in previously approved panels will be open until June 15th, 2014 (check list of panels HERE)
Source: Website of the Congress