13th International African Studies Conference 2014

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  • Soci­ety and Pol­i­tics in Africa: Tra­di­tional, Tran­si­tional, and New

    Sec­ond Announce­ment and Call for Panel Proposals

    On May 27 – 29, 2014 in Moscow, Rus­sia the Research Coun­cil for the Prob­lems of African Coun­tries and the Insti­tute for African Stud­ies of the Russ­ian Acad­emy of Sci­ences hold the 13th African Stud­ies Con­fer­ence titled “Soci­ety and Pol­i­tics in Africa: Tra­di­tional, Tran­si­tional, and New.” The con­fer­ence will take place at the Insti­tute for African Stud­ies and the Insti­tute for Lin­guis­tics of the Russ­ian Acad­emy of Sci­ences. The work­ing lan­guages are Russ­ian and English.

    Con­fer­ence Panels

    The Orga­niz­ing Com­mit­tee have con­sid­ered all the panel pro­pos­als received by it. The list of accepted pro­pos­als can be found below. The pro­pos­als (in the form of abstracts within 300 words in Russ­ian or Eng­lish) should be sent directly to the respec­tive panel convener(s) who is (are) to inform the appli­cant about his (her) application’s fortune.

    Eco­nom­ics, Pol­i­tics, and Society

    • I-​1. African Pop­u­la­tion in a New Global Model of Eco­nomic Devel­op­ment
      Prof. Irina O. Abramova – Insti­tute for African Stud­ies, Moscow, Russia
    • I-​2. “African Syn­drome” in the Socio-​Economic and Polit­i­cal Real­i­ties of Rus­sia
      Prof. Vik­tor V. Bocharov – St. Peters­burg State Uni­ver­sity, Russia
    • I-​3. African Union, Rule of Law, Human Rights, Demo­c­ra­tic Gov­er­nance, and Eco­nomic Inte­gra­tion: Achieve­ments, Chal­lenges and Prospects
      Prof. André Mbata B. Mangu – Uni­ver­sity of South Africa, Pretoria/​Tshwane
    • I-​4. Chal­lenges of Democ­ra­ti­sa­tion and the New African Civil-​Military Rela­tions
      Dr. Mar­tin R. Rupiya – The African Pub­lic Pol­icy & Research Insti­tute, Pretoria/​Tshwane, South Africa
    • I-​5. Chiefs in Post­colo­nial Gov­er­nance and Devel­op­ment in Africa: Issues and Options
      Prof. Geof­frey I. Nwaka – Abia State Uni­veristy, Uturu, Nigeria
    • I-​6. Eco­nomic Pol­icy in Africa
      Dr. Evge­nia V. Morozen­skaya – Insti­tute for African Stud­ies, Moscow, Russia
    • I-​7. Gen­der Dimen­sion of Social and Polit­i­cal Life in Africa
      Prof. Natalia L. Krylova – Insti­tute for African Stud­ies, Moscow, Rus­sia and Dr. Natalia A. Kseno­fontova – Insti­tute for African Stud­ies, Moscow, Russia
    • I-​8. Gov­er­nance and Nation Build­ing in Tran­si­tional Africa
      Dr. Peter Ade­bayo – Uni­ver­sity of Ilorin, Nigeria
    • I-​9. Hot Min­er­als in African Hot Spots: The Trans­for­ma­tion of African Soci­eties in Min­eral Rich Regions
      Charles Ezeagwu – Uni­ver­si­dad Autónoma de Madrid, Spain
    • I-​10. Jus­tice and Devel­op­ment in Con­tem­po­rary Africa
      Prof. Dr. Leonid L. Fituni – Insti­tute for African Stud­ies, Moscow, Russia
    • I-​11. Pasts and Futures: The African State since the 1950s and into the 21st Cen­tury
      Nicholas Githuku – West Vir­ginia Uni­ver­sity, Mor­gan­town, USA and Dr. Robert Maxon – West Vir­ginia Uni­ver­sity, Mor­gan­town, USA
    • I-​12. Polit­i­cal Mod­ern­iza­tion and Social Devel­op­ment in Africa
      Prof. Niko­lay D. Kosukhin – Insti­tute for African Stud­ies, Moscow, Russia
    • I-​13. Sociopo­lit­i­cal Desta­bi­liza­tion Risks in Africa Mon­i­tor­ing
      Prof. Andrey V. Koro­tayev – Insti­tute for African Stud­ies, Moscow, Rus­sia and Leonid M. Issaev – National Research Uni­ver­sity – Higher School of Eco­nom­ics, Moscow, Russia
    • I-​14. The Election-​Related Vio­lence Inci­dences in Africa
      F. Gözde Çolak – Ankara Uni­ver­sity, Turkey and Müge Dalar – Eskişe­hir Osmangazi Uni­ver­sity, Turkey
    • I-​15. The Social and Polit­i­cal Effects of AIDS in Africa
      Dr. Daniel Jor­dan Smith – Brown Uni­ver­sity, Prov­i­dence, USA and Dr. Bianca Dahl – Uni­ver­sity of Toronto, Canada
    • I-​16. Trans­dis­ci­pli­nary Per­spec­tives to Con­tem­po­rary African Socio-​Political, Eco­nomic, and Cul­tural Trans­for­ma­tion
      Dr. Nnanna Onuoha Arukwe – Uni­ver­sity of Nige­ria, Nsukka and Dr. Peter-​Jazzy Ezeh – Uni­ver­sity of Nige­ria, Nsukka

    Environment

    • II-​1. Ecol­ogy and State Pol­icy in Africa
      Prof. Vladilen I. Gusarov – Insti­tute for African Stud­ies, Moscow, Russia
    • II-​2. Polit­i­cal Econ­omy and the African Envi­ron­ment
      Dr. Madia Thom­son – Philadel­phia, USA

    Linguistics

    • V-​1. Lan­guage and Soci­ety in Africa
      Prof. Vik­tor A. Vino­gradov – Insti­tute of Lin­guis­tics, Moscow, Rus­sia and Prof. Vik­tor Ya. Pork­ho­movsky – Insti­tute of Lin­guis­tics, Moscow, Russia

    Media

    • VI-​1. Hybrid Media and Polit­i­cal Change in Africa
      Dr. Nicole Strem­lau – Uni­ver­sity of Oxford, UK
    • VI-​2. Devel­op­ment of Mass Media in Mod­ern Africa: New Oppor­tu­ni­ties, Old Lim­i­ta­tions
      Dr. Veron­ica Usacheva – Insti­tute for African Stud­ies, Moscow, Russia
    • VI-​3. Medi­at­ing Post-​Conflict Sta­bi­liza­tion, Secu­rity, and Peace Jour­nal­ism in Africa
      Prof. Yusuf Kalyango, Jr. – Ohio Uni­ver­sity, Athens, USA

    His­tory and Anthropology

    • III-​1. African His­tory: Old and New Approach
      Acad. Apol­lon B. David­son – National Research Uni­ver­sity – Higher School of Eco­nom­ics, Moscow, Russia
    • III-​2. African Stu­dents in the Soviet Union /​Rus­sia: Des­tinies, Expe­ri­ences, and Influ­ences on the Devel­op­ment of African Stud­ies
      Prof. Nico­lay A. Dobron­ravin – St. Peters­burg State Uni­ver­sity, Rus­sia, Dr. Anna Y. Siim – Peter the Great Museum of Anthro­pol­ogy and Ethnog­ra­phy [Kun­stkam­era], St. Peters­burg, Rus­sia and Dr. Tatiana A. Smirnova – Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sci­ences Sociales /​Reseau Inter­na­tional d’Acteurs Emer­gents, Paris, France
    • III-​3. After Ban­dung Con­fer­ence: A Wind of Change in the African Con­ti­nent (1955 – 1965)
      Haryo Kunto Wibisono – Tulang Bawang Uni­ver­sity, Lam­pung, Indone­sia and Treng­gono Pujo Sakti – Jem­ber Uni­ver­sity, Indonesia
    • III-​4. Chiefs, States and Local Wars in Africa
      Prof. Petr Skalník – Uni­ver­sity of Hradec Králové, Czech Republic
    • III-​5. New Ethno­gen­e­sis: Eth­nic Processes and Eth­nic­ity Con­struc­tion in Colo­nial and Post­colo­nial Africa
      Prof. Vladimir A. Popov – Peter the Great Museum of Anthro­pol­ogy and Ethnog­ra­phy [Kun­stkam­era], St. Peters­burg, Russia
    • III-​6. Shad­ows of Empire: “Big Men,” Gen­dered Vio­lence, and the Mak­ing of Colo­nial and Post-​Colonial African States
      Dr. Kirk Arden Hoppe – Uni­ver­sity of Illi­nois at Chicago, USA
    • III-​7. Soci­ety and Pol­i­tics in Africa in the His­tor­i­cal and Cul­tural Aspects
      Dr. Natalia A. Zher­l­itsina – Insti­tute for African Stud­ies, Moscow, Rus­sia and Dr. Irina G. Tatarovskaya – Insti­tute for African Stud­ies, Moscow, Russia
    • III-​8. Soviet Train­ing and Research Pro­grams for Africa in the Khrushchev Era, 1955– 1964: Con­ver­gences and Diver­gences
      Dr. Harold “Hal” D. Weaver – Du Bois Insti­tute, Har­vard, USA

    Inter­na­tional Relations

    • IV-​1. Africa and the EU: Past, Present, Future
      Dr. Olga S. Kulkova – Insti­tute for African Stud­ies, Moscow, Russia
    • IV-​2. Africa in the Con­text of Mod­ern Inter­na­tional Law
      Prof. Hen­drik Stry­dom – Uni­ver­sity of Johan­nes­burg, South Africa and Prof. Alexan­der B. Mezyaev – Uni­ver­sity of Man­age­ment “TISBI”, Kazan, Russia
    • IV-​3-​A. China-​Africa Rhetorics and Dis­courses: The State, the Media and African Soci­ety
      Ambass., Dr. David Shinn – The George Wash­ing­ton Uni­ver­sity, Wash­ing­ton, DC, USA
    • IV-​3-​B. Chi­nese and Africans in Sub-​Saharan Africa: Moti­va­tions and Inter­ac­tions
      Dr. Yoon Jung Park – Howard Uni­ver­sity, Wash­ing­ton, DC, USA
    • IV-​3-​C. The Impact of China on African Economies
      Winslow Robert­son – Chi­nese in Africa/​Africans in China Research Net­work, Arling­ton, USA
    • IV-​4. Emerg­ing Pow­ers in Africa: New Wave of the Rela­tion­ship?
      Dr. Alexan­dra A. Arkhangel­skaya – Insti­tute for African Stud­ies, Moscow, Rus­sia and Dr. Ger­hard Seib­ert – Insti­tuto Uni­ver­sitário de Lis­boa, Portugal
    • IV-​5. Military-​Political Coop­er­a­tion of Africa with Great Pow­ers and Inter­na­tional Organ­i­sa­tions
      Dr. Andrey A. Tokarev – Insti­tute for African Stud­ies, Moscow, Russia
    • IV-​6. Neo­colo­nial­ism in Africa: 21st Cen­tury
      Prof. Vasiliy R. Fil­ip­pov – Insti­tute for African Stud­ies, Moscow, Rus­sia and Prof. Elena I. Fil­ip­pova – Insti­tute for Eth­nol­ogy and Anthro­pol­ogy, Moscow, Russia
    • IV-​7. Russia-​Africa Rel­tions – A Geopo­lit­i­cal Com­pul­sion: Tra­di­tional or Tran­si­tional?
      P. Nansi – Jahawa­har­lal Nehru Uni­ver­sity, Delhi, India
    • IV-​8. Rus­sia and Africa in the Con­text of “North-​South“ Rela­tions and in the Frame­work of BRICS
      Dr. Evgeny N. Korendyasov – Insti­tute for African Stud­ies, Moscow, Rus­sia and Dr. Tatiana L. Deych – Insti­tute for African Stud­ies, Moscow, Russia
    • IV-​9. Seces­sion: The Key to Unlock­ing Africa’s Poten­tial?
      Athana­sios Stathopou­los – Uni­ver­sity of St Andrews, Fife, UK
    • IV-​10. The Coop­er­a­tive Rela­tions between Africa and Rus­sia: Chal­lenges and Prospects
      Ermelinda Lib­er­ato – Insti­tuto Uni­ver­sitário de Lis­boa, Portugal
    • IV-​11. UN SC APSA and Mil­i­tary Inter­ven­tions in Africa
      Prof. Kay Math­ews – Addis Ababa Uni­ver­sity, Ethiopia and Ricardo Real Pedrosa de Sousa – Eras­mus Uni­ver­sity, Rot­ter­dam, Netherlands

    Regional and National Problems

    • VII-​1. Con­tem­po­rary Devel­op­ment Prob­lems of South­ern African Coun­tries
      Dr. Andrey A. Tokarev – Insti­tute for African Stud­ies, Moscow, Rus­sia and Dr. Alexan­dra Arkhangel­skaya – Insti­tute for African Stud­ies, Moscow, Russia
    • VII-​2. Exter­nal Agency in the Greater Horn of Africa: A Com­par­a­tive Analy­sis of Non-Regional Pow­ers’ Engage­ments from the Cold War Era to Present
      Ambass., Dr. David Shinn – The George Wash­ing­ton Uni­ver­sity, Wash­ing­ton, DC, USA and Dr. Alexan­der E. Zhukov – Insti­tute for African Stud­ies, Moscow, Russia
    • VII-​3. Gen­der and Soci­ety in Luso­phone Africa: Con­tem­po­rary Approaches
      Sónia Frias – Uni­ver­si­dade Téc­nica de Lis­boa, Por­tu­gal, Iolanda Évora – Uni­ver­si­dade Téc­nica de Lis­boa, Por­tu­gal and Maria da Luz Ramos – Uni­ver­si­dade Téc­nica de Lis­boa, Portugal
    • VII-​4. The Horn of Africa: Eth­nic­ity between Archaic and Moder­nity
      Prof. Roza N. Ismag­ilova – Insti­tute for African Stud­ies, Moscow, Rus­sia and Dr. Alexan­der A. Tkachenko – Insti­tute for African Stud­ies, Moscow, Russia
    • VII-​5. Lib­er­a­tion Strug­gle in South­ern Africa: Old Sources Revis­ited, New Sources Ana­lyzed
      Prof. Vladimir G. Shu­bin – Insti­tute for African Stud­ies, Moscow, Rus­sia and Dr. Sifiso Ndlovu – South African Democ­racy Edu­ca­tion Trust, Pre­to­ria, South Africa
    • VII-​6. Nam­ing Oth­er­ness: Art, Tra­di­tions and Wars in Angola and beyond
      Bruno Brant Sotto Mayor – National Museum, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
    • VII-​7. Nige­ria: 100 Years after Amal­ga­ma­tion
      Dr. O. Igho Natufe – Insti­tute for African Stud­ies, Moscow, Russia
    • VII-​8. Nige­ria Elec­tions and Invalid Votes: A Chal­lenge for Adult Con­tin­u­ing Edu­ca­tion
      Dr. Tajudeen Adewumi Ade­bisi – Osun State Uni­ver­sity, Osogbo, Nigeria
    • VII-​9. North Africa and the Mid­dle East: Polit­i­cal Processes in the Con­text of Dynamic Rel­a­tiv­ity of Civ­i­liza­tion Devel­op­ment
      Dr. Alexan­der A. Tkachenko – Insti­tute for African Stud­ies, Moscow, Russia
    • VII-​10. Social and Polit­i­cal Dynam­ics in Sudan prior to and after the 2011 Sep­a­ra­tion: Con­flict, Activism, and the Dias­pora
      Prof. Son­dra Hale – Uni­ver­sity of Cal­i­for­nia, Los Ange­les, USA, Gada Kadoda – Inde­pen­dent Researcher, Khar­toum, Sudan and Dr. Alexan­der E. Zhukov – Insti­tute for African Stud­ies, Moscow, Russia
    • VII-​11. Social Change, South­ern African Case Stud­ies
      Prof. Ros­abelle Boswell – Rhodes Uni­ver­sity, Gra­ham­stown, South Africa
    • VII-​12. Social Pro­tec­tion in North­ern Africa: What New Schemes for Coun­tries in Polit­i­cal Tran­si­tion?
      Dr. Vir­ginie Diaz Pedre­gal – Agence Française de Développe­ment, Paris, France
    • VII-​13. Trop­i­cal Africa: Specifics of Regional Devel­op­ment
      Dr. Tatiana S. Denisova – Insti­tute for African Stud­ies, Moscow, Russia
    • VII-​14. Tunisia and the Hard Times of Tran­si­tion
      Dr. Sadok Abcha – Uni­ver­sity of Tunisia, Tunisia

    Reli­gion and Culture

    • VIII-​4. Reli­gious Iden­tity Pol­i­tics in Africa: New Per­spec­tives
      Dr. Nathan P. Devir – Uni­ver­sity of Utah, Salt Lake City, USA
    • VIII-​5. States of Sub-​Saharan Africa in the Age of Glob­al­iza­tion: Preser­va­tion of Cul­tural Iden­tity
      Prof. Kon­stan­tin A. Pantserev – St. Peters­burg State Uni­ver­sity, Russia
    • VIII-​6. Under­stand­ing Social and Polit­i­cal Change through Muta­tions in Pop­u­lar Music
      Dr. Denis-​Constant Mar­tin – Uni­ver­sity of Bor­deaux, France


    Reg­is­tra­tion Fees

    The Con­fer­ence reg­is­tra­tion fee is $150 ($75 for stu­dents) and can be paid not only in dol­lars, but also in Euros or Russ­ian rubles accord­ing to the offi­cial exchange rate on the date of reg­is­tra­tion. The fee is to be paid in cash on site upon arrival. The reg­is­tra­tion fee includes the visa appli­ca­tion sup­port (Offi­cial Invi­ta­tion), the Con­fer­ence Book of Abstracts, sta­tion­ary items, coffee-​breaks, and recep­tion. The fee for an accom­pa­ny­ing per­son ($ 50) includes the visa appli­ca­tion sup­port (Offi­cial Invi­ta­tion) and reception.

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