Jul 052013

CFP: Early Career Scholars Writing Workshop – Nairobi, 20-21 September 2013

Date: 3 July 2013 12:51
From: Reuben Loffman

Please find below a call for papers for a writing workshop hosted by the British
Institute in Eastern African and the African Studies Association of the
United Kingdom for early career scholars based in Africa.

Early Career Scholars – Writing Workshop
Friday 20th and Saturday 21st September British Institute in Eastern
Africa, Nairobi

Call for Applications: The African Studies Association of the UK (ASAUK)
invite applications to attend a writing workshop for early career scholars
to be held in Nairobi on 20th and 21st September 2013.

ASAUK is currently organising a writing workshop in Nairobi to assist early
career scholars to prepare material for publication in international
journals. The ASAUK is committed to enhancing academic links between
British and African institutions and to increasing representation in
British journals of work by scholars based in Africa. Previous ASAUK
workshops in the UK and in other parts of Africa have been extremely well
received and there has been a strong demand for places.

The writing workshop will bring a wide range of editors of Africanist
journals, from across the humanities and social sciences, together in order
to support doctoral and recent post-doctoral students as well as junior
staff based in East African universities in preparing articles for
submission and eventual publication in Africanist and International
journals. The participating journals have asked prospective participants of
the workshop to submit articles which address the journal themes outlined

*Applying to attend*

The workshop will be organised in collaboration with the British Institute
in Eastern Africa. The organisers will cover the costs of travel and will
provide accommodation and food for the duration of the workshops. The
African Studies Association of the UK looks forward to hearing from you.

For more information, or for any enquiries, please see the applicant
details below or contact either Reuben Loffman (reuben.a.loffman@gmail.com)
and/or Professor Ambreena Manji, Director of the British Institute in
Eastern Africa (ambreena.manji@biea.ac.uk)

The ASAUK very gratefully acknowledges the support of the British Academy,

*Applicant Details*

Deadline for receipt of applications: 17:00 (GMT) on 15 July 2013

In order to qualify for the workshops, scholars are invited to send in the
following documents: • A short CV including their name, gender,
nationality, date of conferral or expected conferral of their PhD, academic
career and position at their current institution. • A completed,
full-length article (8,000-10,000 words) based on original research. Please
indicate clearly which journal you are targeting. • An explanation of how
you would benefit from the training and development workshop, whether you
have previously been published (and if so please provide details of the
articles and journals you have been published in), and how you would
contribute to the early career discussion.

To apply for a reimbursement of travel costs, you must submit an estimate
of expenses.  Please bear in mind that the organisers will expect
applicants to have explored the most economical travel options.

Selection criteria: The primary selection criterion is the quality of the
article submitted, but assessors will also be looking to see who might
benefit the most from the workshops.  The workshops are open to early
career scholars, which we interpret to be up to 6 years following the award
of your doctorate.

Please send applications electronically Reuben Loffman at

*Please note that applications without all the supporting documentation
will not be considered.*

*Journals and journal themes:*

Papers selected will be in line with the thematic areas covered by the
participating journals. Allocation of participants to given journals is at
the discretion of the organisers.

The following journals have confirmed their participation and we expect
others to join them (further journals wishing to participate in the
workshop should contact Reuben Loffman and Ambreena Manji:

*Africa: Journal of the International African Institute*


Africa is the premier journal devoted to the study of African societies and
culture. Editorial policy encourages an interdisciplinary approach,
involving humanities, social sciences, and environmental sciences. Africa
aims to give increased attention to African production of knowledge,
highlighting the work of local African thinkers and writers, emerging
social and cultural trends ‘on the ground’, and links between local and
national levels of society.

*Journal of Modern African Studies  *


The Journal of Modern African Studies offers a quarterly survey of
developments in modern African politics and society. Its main emphasis is
on current issues in African politics, economies, societies and
international relations. It is intended not only for students and academic
specialists, but also for general readers and practitioners with a concern
for modern Africa, living and working both inside and outside the continent.

*Review of African Political Economy (ROAPE)*


Since 1974, ROAPE has provided radical analysis of trends, issues and
social processes in Africa, adopting a broadly materialist interpretation
of change. It has paid particular attention to the political economy of
inequality, exploitation and oppression and struggles against them,
whether  driven by global forces or local ones such as class, race,
community and  gender. It sustains a critical analysis of the nature of
power and the state in Africa in the context of capitalist globalisation.

*Journal of Southern African Studies (JSAS) (if there are papers submitted
on the geographical area covered by the journal – see below for details on
the scope)*


JSAS is an international publication for work of high academic quality on
issues of interest and concern in the region of Southern Africa. It aims at
generating fresh scholarly enquiry and rigorous exposition in the many
different disciplines of the social sciences and humanities, and
periodically organises and supports conferences to this end, sometimes in
the region. It seeks to encourage inter-disciplinary analysis, strong
comparative perspectives and research that reflects new theoretical or
methodological approaches. The region covered embraces South Africa,
Namibia, Botswana, Lesotho, Swaziland, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Malawi, Angola and
Mozambique; and occasionally, Tanzania, the Democratic Republic of Congo,
Madagascar and Mauritius.

* *

*Journal of Law and Society*


Published annually, the Journal of Law and Society Special Issues offer an
interdisciplinary approach to specific themes within socio-legal studies.
Challenging and authoritative, these issues provide searching yet
accessible analyses of a wide range of topics, with examinations of
specific legislation appearing alongside more general discussions of
current legal practice and theory in relation to other social forces.
Attracting contributors from around the world and addressing issues from a
range of legal cultures, as well as theoretical concerns of a
cross-cultural nature, this series will have a broad international appeal –
not only to legal researchers and practitioners, but to sociologists,
criminologists and other social scientists.

* *

*Journal of African Cultural Studies*


The Journal of African Cultural Studies is an international journal
providing a forum for perceptions of African culture from inside and
outside Africa, with a special commitment to African scholarship. It
focuses on dimensions of African culture including African literatures both
oral and written, performance arts, visual arts, music, the role of the
media, the relationship between culture and power, as well as issues within
such fields as popular culture in Africa, sociolinguistic topics of
cultural interest, and culture and gender.

*Journal of Contemporary African Studies*


The Journal of Contemporary African Studies (published four times a year,
in January, April, July and October) is an interdisciplinary journal
seeking to promote a scholarly understanding of developments and change
throughout the African continent, as well as the location of Africa within
the global political economy. Its scope extends across the social sciences,
as well as encouraging articles relating to the social dimensions of the
wider humanities, sciences and the environment. It welcomes contributions
reviewing general trends in the academic literature, as well as those
offering careful analyses of developments at national, regional and
continental level. It also publishes special issues and welcomes proposals
for new topics.

* *

*Eastern African Literary and Cultural Studies*

(Web page available soon on http://www.tandfonline.com)

Eastern African Literary & Cultural Studies is a new international journal
which offers a distinctive, integrated forum for publication of leading
peer-review papers on the literature, culture and arts of the Eastern
Africa region and their widespread influence. The arts and culture have
played an instrumental role in the post-colonial project, and indeed in the
forging of twenty-first century identities and realities, where they have
actively engaged with ideas from other fields including economics,
politics, history, and religion. This dynamic interface will be explored in
the journal.

Dr. Reuben Loffman
Lecturer in African History,
Queen Mary, University of London
Department of History,
3.32, Arts Two,

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