Call for Papers: VAD 2020 - Africa Challenges (Frankfurt, 22-25.09.2020)

The Call for Papers for the biennial conference of the African Studies Association in Germany (VAD e.V.) is now open until 15 March 2020.

VAD 2020 is organized by the Centre for Interdisciplinary African Studies (ZIAF) at Goethe-University. Please go to the new conference website to access the list of panels and round tables.

If you click on the link under each panel title you can read the full panel text and submit a paper. Everyone who wants to submit a paper has to register first (this is of course not the official conference registration which will start in April 20) and than you can insert not more than 500 words of text. No PDF upload, just 500 words of plain text.  If you are registered you can edit or withdraw your papers anytime. You will get an email notification after submission – if not, please contact me.  Only one paper per person will be allowed. To make things absolutely clear: you can have three different roles: you can be a convenor, a discussant and you can submit a paper. But you cannot execute two times the same function (like 2 papers or be discussant in 2 panels).  The standard format is a 15 minute presentation plus discussion time.

The panel convenors decide about the acceptance of papers on 15 March latest and will inform you directly.

We will offer limited funding for presenters from Africa in the framework of a DFG application which has to be submitted on 15 February already. Please note that students and doctoral students cannot be invited, only PhD holders. Also non-scientists cannot be invited by DFG funds. DFG is not covering the totality of the expenses. You have to be proposed by the convenor of your panel until 30 January but not every proposal can get funding.

The homepage just opened for the Call for Papers, more information will be added soon.