Call: African Students and the Making of a Postcolonial World - Circulation and Transfers (1960-2020)

Call for contributions for a special issue of the journal Diasporas.

This special issue of Diasporas edited by Anton Tarradellas (Université de Genève) and Romain Landmeters (Université Saint-Louis – Bruxelles) proposes to open up the history of students trained abroad and to gather contributions that cross the already tested approaches and offer new perspectives. In practical terms, the aim is to study the impact of these African students’ mobility on the evolution of African states and societies and on the development of relations between Africa and the rest of the world since independence. Through the analysis of this mobility, we wish to assess the role played by African students in the emergence of postcolonial Africa and in the processes of globalization.

For further information see the call document (pdf).

The deadline for submission of proposals is 31 January 2020.