Theme: The Social Sciences and ‘Pandemics’ in Africa
December 4 to 8, 2023 - Dakar, Senegal
Deadline: April 15, 2023
The Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa (CODESRIA) will hold its 16th General Assembly in Dakar, Senegal from 4 to 8 December 2023. The Council has selected the theme ‘The Social Sciences and “Pandemics” in Africa’ for this edition of its triennial General Assembly. The Assembly combines an academic conference with a business meeting where CODESRIA members discuss, among other things, the work of the Council and those “in good standing” elect a new Executive Committee. This edition of the Assembly will also coincide with the 50th anniversary of the founding of the Council.
The Council invites papers on the following themes:
- Social Sciences and Humanities in times of crises
- Pandemics as metaphors of disruptions in society
- History, epidemics and pandemics
- Recreating the pandemic experience
- The pandemic and interdisciplinarity
- African perspectives on epidemics and pandemics
- Knowledge, arts and epidemics
- Writing about the pandemic
- Epidemics and inequalities
- Structure, agency and the evolution of epidemics
- The gendered dimension of epidemics and pandemics
- Pandemics, identity and the question of citizenship
- Disease, travel and movement
- Pandemics, labour and livelihoods in Africa
- Pandemics, epidemics and imperatives of social transformation
- The other contagions: beyond the biomedical
- Reflections on age and pandemics
- Pandemic in the digital age
- The media and the pandemic.
Those wishing to be considered for participation in the 16th General Assembly to present papers or as convenors of panels are invited to submit abstracts or panel proposals by 15 April 2023. The Council will contact authors of successful abstracts by 15 May 2023, expecting them to submit their papers by 15 July 2023. The Council will inform successful candidates by 30 August 2023. Abstracts for paper presentations should not exceed 500 words while panel proposals should not exceed 800 words. Each should clearly indicate the sub-theme in which the paper or panel is located.
All applications should be submitted through the webpage:
Submissions by email will not be accepted.
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