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Call For Papers: Making and Unmaking Africa


The Osun State University, Osogbo, Nigeria—in collaboration with the Rachel Carson Center and the African Network of Environmental Humanties (ANEH)—prepares for the first international environmental humanties conference in Africa. They invite interested scholars, activists, policymakers, practitioners, and students to Osun State University and look forward to a wide range of research perspectives, methods, professions, and regions to engage in an innovative conversation.

The deadline for the submission of abstracts is 30 January 2023 (EXTENDED DEADLINE).

Please send your abstract via email to gasdi@uniosun.edu.ng. Abstracts should be no more than 150 words long, font size 12, and single-spaced.

Papers of the following subjects are particularly welcome:

  1. Predatory postcolonial developments and environmental humanities in Africa
  2. Colonial materiality of ecological alterations in Africa
  3. Health, religion, and environment
  4. Music, drama, dance, and the SDGs
  5. Pandemics, vaccinationalism, and sustainable development
  6. Struggles over meaning: anthropoligical approaches to the environment
  7. Feminist approaches to nature, environment, and sustainable development
  8. Climate change
  9. Land grabbing and environmental social movements
  10. Biofuels, agrarian change, and rural livelihoods
  11. Energy access: fuel, subsidy, and protests
  12. Urban water: the metabolism of cities
  13. Environmental conflicts, forest, and security
  14. Environmental governance and ungoverned spaces
  15. Parks, people, and poverty: the challenge of conservation and development in Africa
  16. Extractive economies: mining, livelihoods, and local communities
  17. Shrinking fiscal space, social service delivery, and sustainable development

Please note that the conference has a participation fee. You can find more information and the full call for papers in the PDF below.