ECAS2023 in Cologne: Call for Papers

The Call for Papers is now open for the ninth European Conference on African Studies, this time on the theme "African Futures". The conference will be held in Cologne. You can send your paper proposals until 9 January 2023!


CfP - VAD 2022 - Africa and Europe: Reciprocal Perspectives

The Call for Papers is now open for the upcoming VAD2022 (Association for African Studies in Germany - Vereinigung für Afrikawissenschaften in Deutschland) conference Africa-Europe: reciprocal perspectives.


Lecture by Mvuselelo Ngcoya on 24 November at the Campus Hybernská

South African academic Mvuselelo Ngcoya will give a lecture on 24 November at the Hybernská Campus (Hybernská 4, Prague 1) in room 3D from 3PM to 5PM. The event is organized by CAAS in cooperation with CAFR FF UK.


"Multimodality, multivocality and a multitude of knowledges: Reflexive visual ethnography in Maasailand" - Dr. Vanessa Wijngaarden

The Czech Association for African Studies invites you for a guest lecture "Multimodality, multivocality and a multitude of knowledges: Reflexive visual ethnography in Maasailand" by Dr. Vanessa Wijngaarden (Sr. research associate, University of Johannesburg). The lecture is going to take place Thu 18 at 6:00 PM, online via ZOOM.


CAAS Annual report 2020

The Annual report of the Association was published.


Colloquium "Global Politics & Global Sociology", Universität Bayreuth

The Chair of Sociology of Africa is offering together with the Chair of African Politics the Sociology Colloquium Global Sociology and Politics this winter semester.


CfP - Second European Students’ Conference in African Studies: African Present

Students in the African Studies Master’s programs of the Universities of Basel and Geneva are joining forces to organize a students’ conference. The conference will take place in Basel from 23rd to 25th June 2022.


VAD conference 2022: Africa and Europe - Reciprocal Perspectives

The VAD (Association for African Studies in Germany)conference 2022 will take place in Freiburg from 7th to 10th June and it will focus on the theme “Africa and Europe: Reciprocal Perspectives”. It is organized by the newly founded Africa Centre for Transregional Research (ACT) of the Albert Ludwig University of Freiburg. The first Call for Panels is open until 15th Oct 2021, the second one is open until 31st January 2022.


"'Who are you to say how we should run our country?' Western scholars, democracy promotion, and politics in Africa" - prof. Nic Cheeseman

The Czech Association for African Studies invites you to a guest lecture "'Who are you to say how we should run our country?' Western scholars, democracy promotion, and politics in Africa" by prof. Nic Cheeseman (professor of Democracy, University of Birmingham and fellow of the Institute of Global Innovation ). The lecture is going to take place Thu 30 (Nov) at 4:00 PM (UTC+1), online via ZOOM.


AGM of the CAAS for 2021

The Annual general meeting of the CAAS for 2021 is going to take place Wed 15 Sept. 2021 at 1pm in the Faculty of Arts, Charles University, nám. Jana Palacha 2, Praha, room 200 and online.




Conference and presentation on migration

We would like to invite to two events on the topic of migration in Prague.

The first event is a presentation by Zuzana Uhde on Transnational migration in Africa: Uganda in global geopolitical context at the Institute of Sociology on Thursday 17 Octobre at 4 pm. The presentation is in Czech.

For further information visit the link.

The second event is the conference organized by Zuzana Uhde, Institute of Sociology of the Czech Academy of Sciences, and Petra Ezzeddine, Faculty of Humanities, Charles University as part of the Research Programme "Global Conflict and Local Interactions" of the Strategy AV21.

The conference aims to discuss how the changing political economy of migration interacts with emerging global governance for migration. It will take place on Friday 25 October 2019 at Academic conference centre, Husova 4a, Prague 1.

For more information and registration follow this link.



Basel Summer School in African Studies

The Centre for African Studies Basel (ZASB) calls for applications for the 4th Basel Summer School in African Studies (9-13 September 2019):

The Value(s) of Science. The normative order of African Studies

The Basel Summer School in African Studies 2019 addresses the issue of the normative order in African Studies. Science is a highly normative enterprise in that its ultimate goal, producing knowledge to render the world intelligible, constitutes a broad commitment to some notion of a better world. Part of the challenge of doing African Studies, therefore, should be a commitment to uncovering the values underlying science not to dispose of them, but to harness them to even better research. The title of the Summer School is cast purposefully in an ambiguous way. On the one hand, it speaks to the fundamental value of science and, on the other hand, to how interests come together to lend legitimacy and purpose to science. The basic goal of the Summer School is to address this ambivalence by inviting proposals which look into "the value(s) of science" from several angles:

· Which values underlie development research and how do they affect methodological choices?

· How do ethical commitments shape how researchers frame their research?

· Is there a politics of Western epistemology and, if so, what would be a scientific Asian Studies' approach to problematize it?

· What is the precise methodological argument behind decolonial calls for delinking?

· How do the values of science inform its value?

· What role is played by ideological commitments in the validation of knowledge?

· How do ideas of a better life or world inform research projects?

Advanced Study Skills workshop: Composing Attractive Abstracts

The half-day Advanced Study Skills workshop offers guidance on the content, structure and language conventions of conference and research article abstracts in the social sciences and humanities. At the end of the workshop, participants are expected to have gained independence inwriting ready-to-submit abstracts for conferences or journals.


Participants will be selected on the strength and merits of a two-page application in which they choose one of the key questions listed above and explain how their research relates to it. In addition, applications should include a CV of the applicant.

Practical information

The summer school is open for PhD students enrolled in Switzerland and abroad. The fee for participation is CHF 100. It includes snacks and lunch on the five course days. Transportation and accommodation is not included. Participants will thus need to source adequate funding from their home institution if necessary.

The deadline for application is 5 August 2019.

Official call is available here.

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