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Call for Applications: 2021-2022 International Fellowships Hide

Call for Applications:          
2021-2022 International Fellowships

The Africa Multiple Cluster of Excellence at the University of Bayreuth (Germany) invites scholars working in the field of African Studies to apply for fellowships in the Bayreuth Academy of Advanced African Studies (BA).

Funded through the Excellence Strategy of Germany's federal and state governments since 1st January 2019, the aim of the Cluster is to reconfigure African Studies at the conceptual and the structural levels. The Cluster is conceived as a transformative space for the systematic study of African and African diasporic ways of life, enabling new forms of inter- and transdisciplinary cooperation. The BA was founded in 2012 as a space for engaged scholarship and debate in the study of Africa and is now part of the Africa Multiple Cluster.

In the academic year 2021-2022, the BA offers up to twenty short- and long-term fellowships, divided into the three categories (a) Individual Fellowships (b) Fellow-Tandems and (c) Fellow Groups. The fellowships are designed to enable scholars of African Studies, while immersed in a vibrant community of researchers from more than fifteen academic disciplines, to pursue projects significant to the Cluster’s theoretical and thematic agendas, in particular to the general theme of the academic year 2021-22, Medialities. Fellows will be in residence for periods ranging from one to ten months, during which they will carry out their research in an efficiently managed environment with excellent working conditions. In order to create synergies among fellows as well as between Cluster members and international scholars, we highly encourage the application in tandem or as groups.

Should you be interested in applying, please begin by reading the information about the Cluster’s theoretical and thematic agendas available at www.africamultiple.uni-bayreuth.de. All proposals must demonstrate the candidate’s commitment to the Cluster’s aims and objectives and detail the proposed contribution to one of the Cluster’s Research Sections. The application process is facilitated through an online form that also allows you to upload the required documents. The fellowship program is an important part of the Cluster´s publication strategy, therefore a special emphasis in the application should be put on outcoming publications.

The application process is facilitated through an online form that also allows you to upload the required documents:

The closing date is 10 December 2020, 23:59 CET.

For further information and questions, please contact the coordinator of the BA, Robert Debusmann: robert.debusmann@uni-bayreuth.de.

For further details please refer to the Call text as well as the Instructions and Financial Provisions.

Call for papers: "5th Eastern African Literary and Cultural Studies Conference, Moi University, 6 – 8 September 2021"Hide

The 5th Eastern African Literary and Cultural Studies Conference invites papers reflecting on the practices of joy that concretize, symbolize and help to explain that resilience in East African contexts of adversity. We are interested in the circulation of individual and collective joy amidst public peril. We read these pursuits of joy as radical acts of refusal. Refusal of surrender, defeat, unhumaning. While seemingly quotidian, often ephemeral, and sometimes conservative, these acts of refusal are generative for understanding East African modes of insisting the self into being, against all odds. In contexts where, as Audre Lorde would say, we were never meant to survive, East Africans have not only survived, but flourished; squeezing joy out of unlikely sites, sometimes laughing in the face of death, literally.

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Call for Papers: „La problématique de la maladie dans la littérature africaine écrite”Hide

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