Friday, July 6, 2018

CFP: “Colonial Cities in Global Perspective”

The Global History Network, the Cheikh Anta Diop University in Dakar, the Foundation Maison des Sciences de l’Homme in Paris, and the Institute of Advanced Study in Saint-Louis seek papers for a conference on “Colonial Cities in Global Perspective,” to be held in Saint-Louis, Senegal, from December 10-12, 2018. According to the call for papers:
We seek papers that will examine coastal colonial cities in a comparative framework. Appropriate topics include patterns of settlement and spatial organization; administration, policing, sanitation and evolving economic profiles; labor and workers’ collective action; colonial cities’ position in global trade networks and their importance to the expansion of capitalism; trade links between urban and rural domains of production and consumption; formal and informal relations between ethnic communities; patterns of leadership and urban organization; distinctive cultural production; and historical legacies for post-colonial states.
For a detailed discussion of the conference theme, please consult the full call for papers. Interested scholars should submit a single combined doc or pdf file including an abstract of no more than 500 words, along with a brief CV, to wigh@fas.harvard.edu with the subject line “ColonialCities2018” by August 1, 2018. The abstract can be in French or English, though we prefer English. Please include your paper title, name, and affiliation in the body of the email.
     Advanced research students as well as senior scholars are invited to apply for the conference. Travel costs will be covered for all invited presenters (one author only of co-authored papers).
    A French version of the call for papers may be found here.