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Call For Applications

The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, a unit of The New York Public Library, invites applications for its Scholars-in-Residence Program for the 2019-2020 academic year.
The program offers long-term and short-term research fellowships to scholars and writers pursuing projects in African diasporic studies in fields including history, politics, literature, and culture.

Call For Applications

COMING SOON | The African Peacebuilding Network (APN) program of the Social Science Research Council (SSRC) is offering grants to African scholars and practitioners based on the continent interested in conducting research into conflict and peacebuilding-related topics. 
Applications open October 5, 2018, and close January 5, 2019.

Call For Papers

CFP: Connected Histories: Decolonization and the 20th Century: An interdisciplinary conference organized by Yale University’s International History Workshop

"We will cover accommodation and food while at New Haven. We also have some funding support available for domestic and international travel."

Venue: New Haven, Connecticut, USA
Date: 26-27 April 2019
Abstract Deadline: November 1, 2018
Email: connectedhistoriesyale2019@gmail.com

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Call for Publication: "Religious Urbanization and Moral Economies of Development in Africa."
Abstract Deadline: November 20
Contact: ruaproject@kent.ac.uk

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Abstracts are invited for an interdisciplinary volume on Religion urbanization and moral economies of development in Africa, edited by David Garbin (University of Kent), Simon Coleman (University of Toronto) and Gareth Millington (University of York). The volume will critically explore how processes related to religious urbanization intersect with different notions of development in African contexts. Cities are taken to be powerful venues for the creation and implementation of models of development whose moral, temporal, and political assumptions need to be examined, not least as they intersect with religious templates for the planning and reform of urban space.


The themes and problematics to be discussed in this volume reflect the broader focus of the Religious Urbanization in Africa project (seehttps://rua-project.ac.uk/). These include (but are not limited to):

The ways urban faith-based practices of ‘development’ - through for example the provision of basic infrastructure, utilities, housing, health and educational facilities - link moral subjectivities with individual and wider narratives/aspirations of modernization, change, deliverance or prosperity
The ideals of belonging and citizenship promoted by religious visions of the ‘ideal city’ and how these are materially articulated in concrete urban developments

How models of infrastructural development mobilized by religious actors may conflict or cohere with existing regimes of planning in specific urban contexts as well as with international development discourses
The ways in which religious actors and groups may provide resources to negotiate unpredictability and socio-economic uncertainties through production of urban/infrastructural space
We welcome empirically-grounded qualitative case studies or comparative approaches (including but not limited to Islam or Christianity), in particular chapters linking urban change in African context(s), religious place-making, and ‘development’ discourses and practices at various scales.


The proposal for this volume has been invited for a new Bloomsbury book series, ‘Studies in Religion, Space and Place’.

Please submit abstracts of up to 300 words no later than 20 November 2018 toruaproject@kent.ac.uk

Accepted chapters in full (6000-7000 words) will be due by 1 June 2019