May 26-29, 2020 15th International African Studies Conference “Destinies of Africa in the Modern World”


THE MINISTRY OF SCIENCE AND HIGHER EDUCATION
OF THE RUSSIAN FEDERATION

RUSSIAN ACADEMY OF SCIENCES
INSTITUTE FOR AFRICAN STUDIES


30/1 ул. Спиридоновка, Москва, 123001
Тел. (495) 690-27-52
Факс: (495) 697-19-54
E-mail: inafr@inafr.ru
https://www.inafran.ru



30/1 Spiridonovka str., Moscow, 123001
Tel. (495) 690-27-52
Fax: (495) 697-19-54
E-mail: inafr@inafr.ru
https://www.inafran.ru/en


DESTINIES OF AFRICA IN THE MODERN WORLD
15th International African Studies Conference

(Moscow, Russia, May 26-29, 2020)

Call for Papers

Dear Colleagues,

On May 26-29, 2020 in Moscow the Institute for African Studies of the Russian Academy of Sciences, in co-operation with the Research Council for the Problems of African Countries, holds the 15th African Studies Conference titled Destinies of Africa in the Modern World. The Conference main events will take place on the premises of the Institute for African Studies of the Russian Academy of Sciences. The working languages are Russian and English.

During the Conference, each panel will work for one day and will have one or two time slots, with no more than six papers in each (that is, no panel will exceed twelve papers).

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 15, 2019. 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, 2019 – 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, institutional affiliation, full mail and e-mail addresses, telephone number.

In the case the proposal is accepted and you need a Russian entry visa, the Organizing Committee will contact you with regards to your visa application support at a Russian Consulate or Embassy in the beginning of the year 2020.

The conference registration fee in Russian rubles, equivalent to $150 ($75 in rubles for students and for citizens of African states residing in Africa, except South Africa), is to be paid in cash onsite upon arrival. The Conference participants working for the Institute for African Studies official partners are waved from registration fee. (For the list of the Institute for African Studies official partners please, visit the page “Cooperation” on the Institute’s website at the address http://www.inafran.ru/en/node/144). No other participant can be waved from registration fee.

The Organizing Committee can assist in booking accommodation, but independent reservation is encouraged. Please note that early hotel reservation in strongly recommended, as Moscow hotels and hostels may be full any season. Besides booking.com, otel.com and other internationally recognized hotel and hostel search and booking websites, you may try specifically Moscow websites http://www.moscow-hotels.net/ and http://www.moscow-hotels.com/.

Unfortunately, the Conference Organizing Committee has no means to support financially any Conference participant.

All the correspondence, other than related to paper abstracts submission and acceptance, should be sent by e-mail for the Conference Organizing Committee, to the attention of Mrs. Natalia Bondar, Head, Center of Information and International Relations, Institute for African Studies, to the address inter@inafr.ru. The Organizing Committee telephone number is + 7 495 690 2752.

The Organizing Committee would appreciate your familiarizing the members of your research/teaching unit, as well as all interested colleagues, with the present Announcement.