Saturday, February 14, 2009

ABORNE conference call for papers

Ferry at Mohembo on the Okavango River's Botswana-Namibia border, from Anton Matthee's Flickr photostream

The African Borderlands Research Network (ABORNE), will hold its third annual meeting in Johannesburg, South Africa, September 10 to 14, 2009, with the theme, How is Africa Transforming Border Studies? ABORNE is an interdisciplinary network of academic researchers and institutions in Europe, Africa and North America with members from all disciplines of the social sciences with an emphasis on anthropology and history. They share a long-term interest in all aspects of international borders and trans-boundary phenomena in Africa. The emphasis is largely on borderlands as physical spaces and social spheres, but the network is also concerned with regional flows of people and goods as well as economic processes that may be located at some distance from the geographical border. Deadline for submission of titles and abstracts is 30 April, 2009. You can find the call for papers online and, in HOORC's Library, you can read Tourism and borders : contemporary issues, policies, and international research, Re-creating Eden : land use, environment, and society in southern Angola and northern Namibia, and Democratic environments? conservation and development across Southern African borders.

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