Queen’s University Belfast (QUB), in collaboration with the University of Cape Town (UCT) and Federal University of Agriculture Abeokuta (FUNAAB), will host the Divisions and Repair postgraduate virtual conference.
In a world interconnected by trade, travel, migration, technology, and media communication, we become ever more interdependent in health, finance, information, climate and culture. This global flux of interdependency, however, is marked by inequality, competition and trauma. Legacies of violence, war and colonialism contribute to the paradox of a connected world that is marked by conflicts and entrapments. In envisioning the planetary future does the current situation allow the repair of our multiple divisions?
The Divisions and Repair conference aims to explore these issues while discussing how we might repair divisions and prepare for a more considered future.
The virtual conference aims to provide postgraduate students from across the globe the opportunity to interact, share research findings and collaborate. We encourage Postgraduate Research Students from African studies, anthropology, politics, philosophy, history and cultural or heritage studies to submit proposals. However, we are open to submissions from other academic backgrounds and welcome abstracts from early career researchers PhD and MA students.
Our broadly conceptualised sub-themes are:
- Legacies of colonialism and violence
- Inequalities and Marginalisation
- Reconstruction and Development
- Natural Resource Management
- Peace and Nation-Building
- Communication and Representation
- Truth and Truthfulness
We will also consider abstracts from other related sub-themes.
For further information or questions please mail the Organising Team: AfricanPGconference@qub.ac.uk