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Researching Southern Africa: A Postgraduate Workshop

Monday 22 June 2015
Institute of Commonwealth Studies, School of Advanced Study, University of London

The Southern Africa Seminar Series of the University of London invites submissions for a postgraduate workshop on Researching Southern Africa.  This one-day event will bring together doctoral students and scholars working in a range of disciplines and thematic interests relating to the region of Southern Africa. The workshop will enable doctoral researchers to present their work in an informal and inclusive atmosphere and to gain valuable feedback from scholars based across the London Colleges who specialise in Southern Africa.  Featuring a talk on publishing in academic journals by Diana Jeater, Editor of the Journal of Southern African Studies, it will also be an opportunity to strengthen networks within London and to identify opportunities for future collaboration.

Applicants must be registered at a College in the University of London on a PhD programme.  We will consider abstracts on any theme and subject area related to the region of Southern Africa, and we welcome the submission of work in progress such as a thesis chapter or a draft paper intended for publication.

Abstracts should be between 200 and 250 words and include full contact details and affiliation.  Workhop participants will be asked to submit a written version of their paper two weeks prior to the workshop for distribution to other participants and to prepare a short presentation.  The paper should be between 6,000 and 8,000 words.

The deadline for abstracts is Wednesday 20 May 2015.

Please send abstracts or further queries to:  Kai Easton (; Lizzie Hull (; Diana Jeater ( and Hilary Sapire (

The event is sponsored by the Southern Africa Seminar Series


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Researching Southern Africa: A Postgraduate Workshop

Monday 22 June 2015
Institute of Commonwealth Studies
School of Advanced Study
University of London

This event is free. Registration is essential. Please contact Lizzie Hull (, Kai Easton ( and Diana Jeater ( if you are interested in attending this event.