Call for papers for 2024 Centre for Security Research and Centre of African Studies Conference Now Open
Call for papers for the Centre of African Studies and Centre for Security Research 2024 annual conference is now open.
DescriptionCall for papers for the Centre of African Studies and Centre for Security Research 2024 annual conference is now open.
Theme: Security in Africa: Actors, logics and futures
University of Edinburgh, Scotland, UK
In person conference.
April 23-24, 2024
The security landscape in Africa appears to be witnessing a resurgence of old challenges, such as military coups. In some ways, this resurgence has steered debates back towards elite struggles. Yet, there remains a need to better understand the ground-up logics and systems of order that continue to define how ordinary people experience, cooperate with and resist state and non-state armed actors. The Centre of African Studies (CAS) and Centre for Security Research (CeSeR) at the University of Edinburgh invite submissions from scholars interested in the relationships between everyday actors and the politics of violence. We are particularly interested in submissions which draw on strong empirical case studies to analyse how security is reshaping the state-citizen relationship, how the international environment is influencing these processes and the conceptual logics that underpin it all.
We will prioritise submissions related to the following themes:
- Everyday violence and social order
- Peacekeeping and international interventions
- Displacement and migration
- State violence and human rights
- Justice and reconciliation
- Environment and extractive politics
How to apply
Submissions of no more than 250 words clearly setting out the paper’s main arguments should be submitted to:
Deadline for submission: Monday, November 20th, 2023
Notification of selection: Friday, December 8th, 2023
This conference is funded by The Centre of African Studies (University of Edinburgh), the Centre for Security Research (University of Edinburgh), and the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC).
Due to budgetary restrictions, we are only able to award travel grants to a limited number of Africa based participants.