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CODESRIA CASB 2024 6th Summer School in African Studies and Area Studies in Africa

CODESRIA CASB 2024 6th Summer School in African Studies and Area Studies in Africa

The Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa (CODESRIA) and The Centre for African Studies in Basel (CASB) call for applications for their 6th Summer School in African Studies and Area Studies in Africa. The Summer School is offered with the generous support of the Oumou Dilly Foundation (Switzerland) in cooperation with CODESRIA and aims at strengthening the links between the CODESRIA community of scholars and scholars from the African Studies community in Switzerland.

The overall objective of the Summer School is to stimulate and consolidate interdisciplinary approaches to research on Africa, but also on other regions of the world undertaken from within the African continent. It focuses on African Studies as an instance of area studies and seeks to identify themes that are theoretically, conceptually, and methodologically relevant to the reflection on the intellectual challenge of Africa as an ‘object’ of knowledge and its contribution to general scholarship while inquiring into the relevance of the findings to African approaches to other regions.

About Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa (CODESRIA)

The Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa (CODESRIA) is an independent, pan-African, non-governmental research organisation founded in 1973 by African researchers. Its establishment was driven by a desire to build an autonomous Pan-African scientific community capable of interpreting realities in Africa and contributing to scholarly, public and policy debates on African and global issues. Research and knowledge production are key to Africa’s transformation. The participation of Africans in these activities is indispensable for shaping narratives that will be... continue reading

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6th Summer School in African Studies and Area Studies in Afric

Application Deadline31 May 2024
Country to studySenegal
TypeFellowship
SponsorCouncil for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa (CODESRIA)
GenderMen and Women

Aim and Benefits of 6th Summer School in African Studies and Area Studies in Afric

  • Travel, accommodation and meals during the Summer School will be provided for participants from African Institutions.
  • The Convenors of the Summer School will also be open to receiving a limited number of applicants able and willing to pay the cost of participation in the School.

The goals of the Summer School are the following:

  • Give current PhD students and early career scholars the opportunity to engage critically with new theoretical, conceptual, and methodological issues relating to African Studies relevant to their work.
  • Encourage participants to reflect on the potential relevance of African epistemology and ontology in enhancing theoretical, conceptual, and methodological tools both in their disciplines as well as in interdisciplinary work.
  • Foster among summer school beneficiaries a sense of belonging to a community of scholars in pursuit of African-informed scholarship.
  • Stimulate emerging scholars to work towards carving a space for African Studies in the broader field of scholarship and, in this way, helping African Studies to claim a place right at the center of knowledge production in Africa and globally.

 


Requirements for 6th Summer School in African Studies and Area Studies in Afric Qualification

  • The 6th CODESRIA/ZASB Summer School invites applications from doctoral students interested in exploring these issues as part of a larger framework of engaging with methodological challenges in African Studies.
  • The Summer School is open for PhD students and early career scholars at Higher Education institutions on the African continent. Preference will be given to those in their first or second year of PhD enrollment). Applications will be considered from students working in the following disciplines: Social Anthropology, Sociology, History, Religion, Philosophy, Gender studies and Political science. Applications from PhD students registered in Swiss universities are also encouraged.


Documents Required for Application

  • Motivation or Application letter with a clear statement on how you approach the challenge of “objectivity” in the social sciences and humanities bearing as practiced in Africa and elsewhere.
  • Concept paper (5-pages) highlighting: (a) what you are working on (b) how your work relates to the theme of the Summer School; and (c) your expectations from the Summer School.
  • A detailed Curriculum vitae
  • One letter of recommendation from the candidate’s institution of affiliation or PhD supervisor for early career scholars.
  • Passport copy
  • Copy or proof of PhD registration at an African or Swiss University (for PhD students). Copy of doctoral certificate for early career scholars.


Application Deadline

May 31, 2024


How to Apply

Interested and qualified? Go to Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa (CODESRIA) on submission.codesria.org to apply

Incomplete applications may not be considered.

Applicants are requested to use the following link https://submission.codesria.org to submit their proposals.

For specific questions, please contact:
CODESRIA SUMMER SCHOOL

[email protected]

For more details, visit CODESRIA website.

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