May 22, 2013
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Call for Manuscripts for the New AfroLatin@Diasporas Book Series/Palgrave
SOCIETY AND POLITICS IN AFRICA: TRADITIONAL, TRANSITIONAL, AND NEW 13th International Conference of Africanists (Moscow, Russia. May 27-30, 2014) Second Call for Papers Announcement

Call for Manuscripts for the New AfroLatin@Diasporas Book Series/Palgrave

Book Series: Afro-Latin@ Diasporas
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Series Editors: Juan Flores, Miriam Jim�nez Rom�n and Natasha Gordon-Chipembere

This book series aims to gather scholarly and creative writing on the African diasporic experience in Latin America, the Caribbean and the United States. The editors welcome book-�-length manuscripts addressing all aspects of Afro-Latin@ life and cultural expression throughout the hemisphere, with a strong focus on U.S. Latin@s of African descent. We will also consider relevant work on the transnational Brazilian and Haitian experience.

We will be considering manuscripts in any and all humanities and social science disciplines, as well as a wide range of interdisciplinary approaches. The peer-reviewed series will also include fictional and poetic work, though the emphasis will be on critical historical and sociological analysis on a broad range of topics, including religion, history, literature, theory, biography, and scholarship in sociology, politics, and economics. We especially welcome works on issues of class, gender and sexuality, in addition to studies of the transnational Afro-Latin@ experience. Publications will be in English, but we will also consider work in Spanish (subject to author's securing of resources for translation into English).

The series editors would also be pleased to consider proposals for books. If you have an idea for a relevant book project, we invite you to submit a proposal which includes your name, title, institutional affiliation (if applicable), and mailing address, as well as a 3-4 page prospectus, table of contents, and if possible at least one sample chapter.

 Please send all enquiries to the editors at:








30/1 Spiridonovka str. Moscow, Russia

Tel. (7 495) 690-60-25 Fax (7 495) 697-19-54




13th International Conference of Africanists

(Moscow, Russia. May 27-30, 2014)


Second Call for Papers Announcement


Dear Colleagues,

On May 27-30, 2014, in Moscow the Research Council for the Problems of Economic, Social, Political and Cultural Development of African Countries and the Institute for African Studies of the Russian Academy of Sciences hold the 13th Conference of Africanists titled Society and Politics in Africa: Traditional, Transitional, and New. The Conference will take place on the premises of the Institute for African Studies and the Institute for Linguistics of the Russian Academy of Sciences. The working languages of the Conference are Russian and English.


The Organizing Committee have considered all the panel proposals received by it. The list of accepted proposals can be found below. The deadline for paper proposals (in the form of abstracts within 300 words in Russian or English) is November 1, 2013. The proposals should be sent directly to the respective panel convener(s) who is (are) to inform the applicant about his (her) application's fortune by December 1, 2013 - the date by which the panel conveners are to submit their compiled panels to the Organizing Committee.


The information to be submitted alongside with the paper abstract includes full name, title, position, institutional affiliation, full mail and e-mail addresses, telephone and fax numbers.


However, in case you feel your paper does not fit any particular panel but corresponds to the Conference's general topic, you may submit your proposal to the Organizing Committee by the same date (November 1, 2013) and it will be considered for scheduling for the Free Communication Panel. Besides, if the Organizing Committee finds it reasonable to unite an appropriate number of proposals submitted for the Free Communication Panel into a thematic panel, it may establish such a panel and propose one of its prospective participants to convene it.


The Organizing Committee can be reached by e-mail, at the addresses:

  • (for general inquiries on the Conference-related academic matters and proposals for the Free Communication Panel); and
  • (for the inquiries regarding technical matters - accommodation, visas, etc.).

The Organizing Committee can assist in booking accommodation, while it is also possible to make an independent reservation in on of Moscow hotels of different class through the Internet on such local sites as:

Please note that late May is high tourist season in Moscow, so early booking is strongly recommended.


Information regarding the visa application process will be sent to the prospective participants in the beginning of 2014.


The Conference registration fee is $150 ($75 for students) and can be paid not only in dollars, but also in Euros or Russian rubles according to the official exchange rate on the date of registration. The fee is to be paid in cash on site upon arrival. The registration fee includes the visa application support (Official Invitation), the Conference Book of Abstracts, stationary items, coffee-breaks, and reception. The fee for an accompanying person ($ 50) includes the visa application support (Official Invitation) and reception.


The Organizing Committee would appreciate your familiarizing interested colleagues with this Announcement.



In the alphabetical order of English titles of the thematic blocks and panels within them


I. Economics, Politics, and Society

  • I-1. African Population in a New Global Model of Economic Development
  • I-2. "African Syndrome" in the Socio-Economic and Political Realities of Russia
  • I-3. Challenges of Democratisation and the New African Civil-Military Relations
  • I-4. Chiefs in Postcolonial Governance and Development in Africa: Issues and Options
  • I-5. Economic Policy in Africa
  • I-6. Gender Dimension of Social and Political Life in Africa
  • I-7. Governance and Nation Building in Transitional Africa
  • I-8. Hot Minerals in African Hot Spots: The Transformation of African Societies in
  • Mineral Rich Regions
  • I-9. Pasts and Futures: The African State since the 1950s and into the 21st Century
  • I-10. Political Modernization and Social Development in Africa
  • I-11. Sociopolitical Destabilization Risks in Africa Monitoring
  • I-12. The Election-Related Violence Incidences in Africa
  • I-13. The Security Sector in Africa and its Reforms: History, Development, Approaches,
  • Trajectories, and Outlook
  • I-14. The Social and Political Effects of AIDS in Africa
  • I-15. Transdisciplinary Perspectives to Contemporary African Socio-Political, Economic,
  • and Cultural Transformation

II . Environment

  • II-1. Ecology and State Policy in Africa
  • II-2. Political Economy and the African Environment

III. History and Anthropology

  • III-1. African History: Old and New Approach
  • III-2. African Students in the Soviet Union / Russia: Destinies, Experiences, and Influences
  • III-3. After Bandung Conference: A Wind of Change in the African Continent (1955-1965)
  • III-4. New Ethnogenesis: Ethnic Processes and Ethnicity Construction in Colonial and Postcolonial Africa
  • III-5. Shadows of Empire: "Big Men," Gendered Violence, and the Making of Colonial and Post-Colonial African States
  • III-6. Society and Politics in Africa in the Historical and Cultural Aspects
  • III-7. Soviet Training and Research Programs for Africa in the Khrushchev Era, 1955-1964: Convergences and Divergences

IV . International Relations

  • IV-1. Africa and the EU: Past, Present, Future
  • IV-2. Africa in the Context of Modern International Law
  • IV-3. China and Africa
  • IV-3-A. China-Africa Rhetorics and Discourses: The State, the Media and African Society
  • IV-3-B. Chinese and Africans in Sub-Saharan Africa: Motivations and Interactions
  • IV-3-C. The Impact of China on African Economies
  • IV-4. Emerging Powers in Africa: New Wave of the Relationship?
  • IV-5. Military-Political Cooperation of Africa with Great Powers and International Organisations
  • IV-6. Neocolonialism in Africa: 21st Century
  • IV-7. Russia-Africa Reltions - A Geopolitical Compulsion: Traditional or Transitional?
  • IV-8. Russia and Africa in the Context of "North-South" Relations and in the Framework of BRICS
  • IV-9. Secession: The Key to Unlocking Africa's Potential?
  • IV-10. The Cooperative Relations between Africa and Russia: Challenges and Prospects
  • IV-11. UN SC APSA and Military Interventions in Africa

V. Linguistics

  • V-1. Language and Society in Africa

VI. Media

  • VI-1. Hybrid Media and Political Change in Africa
  • VI-2. Development of Mass Media in Modern Africa: New Opportunities, Old Limitations
  • VI-3. Mediating Post-Conflict Stabilization, Security, and Peace Journalism in Africa

VII. Regional and National Problems

  • VII-1. Contemporary Development Problems of Southern African Countries
  • VII-2. External Agency in the Greater Horn of Africa: A Comparative Analysis of Non-Regional Powers' Engagements from the Cold War Era to Present
  • VII-2-A. The Greater Horn of Africa under the Bipolar World Order: Superpower Rivalry in the Regional Politics from the 1960s to 1991
  • VII-2-B. The Greater Horn of Africa and the Engagements of Non-African Powers in the Late 20th - Early 21st Centuries
  • VII-3. Gender and Society in Lusophone Africa: Contemporary Approaches
  • VII-4. The Horn of Africa: Between Archaic and Globalization (Round table)
  • VII-5. Liberation Struggle in Southern Africa: Old Sources Revisited, New Sources Analyzed
  • VII-6. Naming Otherness: Art, Traditions and Wars in Angola and beyond
  • VII-7. Nigeria: 100 Years after Amalgamation
  • VII-8. Nigeria Elections and Invalid Votes: A Challenge for Adult Continuing Education
  • VII-9. North Africa and the Middle East: Political Processes in the Context of Dynamic Relativity of Civilization Development
  • VII-10. Social and Political Dynamics in Sudan prior to and after the 2011 Separation: Conflict, Activism, and the Diaspora
  • VII-11. Social Change, Southern African Case Studies
  • VII-12. Social Protection in Northern Africa: What New Schemes for Countries in Political Transition?
  • VII-13. Tunisia and the Hard Times of Transition

VIII. Religion and Culture

  • VIII-1. African Cinema: The View from Moscow
  • VIII-2. Globalization, Democratic Culture Evolution and Political Re-orientation in Africa
  • VIII-3. Reflecting on Traditionalism and Reels of Africa's Developmental Paradigms
  • VIII-4. Religious Identity Politics in Africa: New Perspectives
  • VIII-5. States of Sub-Saharan Africa in the Age of Globalization: Preservation of Cultural Identity
  • VIII-6. Understanding Social and Political Change through Mutations in Popular Music

IX-1. Free Communication Panel


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