From: APN <APN@ssrc.org>
Date: Fri, 27 Oct 2023 at 20:49
Subject: APN-Next Gen Weekly Bulletin: Opportunities and Events
To: Dear APN-Next Gen Community,
Warm greetings from New York. Below is information regarding an APN alumni information survey, the 2024 APN-Next Gen Call for Proposals, and opportunities and events that might be of interest.
The APN-Next Gen team launched the 2024 APN-Next Gen Call for Proposals, which includes:
- Next Gen Doctoral Completion Fellowship
- Next Gen Doctoral Proposal Fellowship
- Next Gen Doctoral Research Fellowship
- APN Individual Research Fellowship (IRF)
- APN Collaborative Working Group Fellowship (CWG)
- APN Research Policy Fellowship (RPF)
We invite you to share our Twitter (APN & Next-Gen) and Facebook (APN & Next-Gen) posts with your networks. The poster of our Call for Proposals is attached if you would like to share via other channels.
Note: We will stop sending APN Alumni Survey reminders after today. You may, however, continue to respond to the survey after today.
The African Peacebuilding Network collects updates semi-annually to track program alumni's growth and trajectories. Additionally, we are looking to create a "Directory" of program fellows and alumni that we can display on our website. This will allow for greater cross-cohort collaboration, as well as offer a space online for you to log your achievements. To this effect, we request that you fill out the following survey with your latest information. Even if nothing has changed since you last filled out one of our surveys, we ask that you kindly input your current information so that we know our records are up-to-date. You can find the survey at this link.
Collecting this information allows us to make the APN a more cohesive network and better target our outreach, events, and opportunities. Nonetheless, your participation in this survey is voluntary.
If you would like us to use a new headshot for your Fellow Information page on our website, please send the photo to firstname.lastname@example.org. If you have any questions, please reach out to Max Ober, the APN Program Associate, at email@example.com.
*Note that this survey is intended for APN fellowship recipients only. A survey for Next Gen fellowship recipients will be launched at a later date.
Call for Papers: 2024 Centre for Security Research and Centre of African Studies Conference | The University of Edinburgh
Deadline: 20 November 2023
Conference Dates and Location: 23-24 April 2024 in Edinburgh, UK
Description: The security landscape in Africa appears to be witnessing a resurgence of old challenges, such as military coups. In some ways, this resurgence has steered debates back towards elite struggles. Yet, there remains a need to better understand the ground-up logics and systems of order that continue to define how ordinary people experience, cooperate with and resist state and non-state armed actors. The Centre of African Studies (CAS) and Centre for Security Research (CeSeR) at the University of Edinburgh invite submissions from scholars interested in the relationships between everyday actors and the politics of violence. We are particularly interested in submissions which draw on strong empirical case studies to analyse how security is reshaping the state-citizen relationship, how the international environment is influencing these processes and the conceptual logics that underpin it all.
We will prioritise submissions related to the following themes:
- Everyday violence and social order
- Peacekeeping and international interventions
- Displacement and migration
- State violence and human rights
- Justice and reconciliation
- Environment and extractive politics
The Woodson Institute’s Residential Fellowship Program | University of Virginia
Deadline: 1 December 2023
Description: The Woodson Institute’s Residential Fellowship Program has attracted outstanding scholars in the humanities and social sciences who work on a wide array of topics in African-American and African Studies, as well as related fields. These two-year fellowships—offered at the pre-doctoral and post-doctoral levels—are designed to facilitate the writing of dissertations or manuscripts and provide successful applicants the opportunity to discuss and exchange works-in-progress both with each other and the larger intellectual community of the University. Preference is given to applicants whose research is substantially completed, thus providing them the maximum amount of time to complete their manuscripts within the fellowship term. Post-doctoral fellows are expected to teach one upper-division seminar each year within the African-American and African Studies Program on a topic chosen in consultation with the Director of Undergraduate Studies.
Call for Papers: Grappling with the Climate Crisis | Czech Journal of International Relations
Deadline: 1 December 2023
Description: The Czech Journal of International Relations invites contributions exploring the international politics of climate change sense-making. Potential topics include but are not limited to:
- How is the threat of climate change constructed differently across cultures and different social groups? Whose, or what kind of, conceptions dominate?
- How does the climate crisis challenge our sense of self and place in the world? What taken-for-granted assumptions are undermined?
- What emotions feature in the discourse about climate change and whose emotions matter? How do emotions like anger, frustration, guilt, shame, boredom, or even hope shape actor behaviour?
- How do climate change-induced existential anxieties and dislocations intersect with existing inequalities and hierarchies?
- What are some of the moral dilemmas actors are faced with?
- How do actors justify inaction on climate change to themselves and to others? How do they deal with cognitive dissonance?
- What kind of narratives or emotion management strategies are conducive to bringing about meaningful action on climate change?
- What is the role of images and imaginaries in making sense of the climate crisis?
- What can we learn from non-Western cosmologies about how to approach the climate crisis and make sense of our place in the universe?
World Fellows Program | Yale Jackson School of Foreign Affairs
Deadline: 6 December 2023
Description: Admission to the World Fellows program is highly competitive. We receive thousands of applications from around the globe for an extremely limited number of fellowships. Each cohort of Fellows is geographically balanced and represents a wide range of professions, talents, experience, cultures, people, and perspectives.
Call for Papers: International Association for Minority Language Media Research (IAMLMR) Biennial Conference | IAMLMR and Indigenous Language Media in Africa (ILMA)
Conference Theme: “Minority Language Media in Uncertain Times”
Deadline: 31 January 2024
Dates and Location: 8-11 July 2024 at North-West University, Mafikeng, South Africa
Description: The organising committee of the International Association for Minority Language Media Research (IAMLMR) annual conference under the theme “Minority Language Media in Uncertain Times” invites submissions for the annual international conference to be hosted by the Indigenous Language Media in Africa (ILMA) research entity at the North-West University, Mafikeng, South Africa on 8 – 11, July 2024.
For more information, see the attached poster titled “IAMLMR Conference Call”
Deadline: 1 March 2024
Description: Open access journal Genealogy is accepting submissions on the theme 'Family, Generation and Change in the Context of Crisis'. At the forefront of this Special Issue are questions related to family, generation and social change forged through and amidst crisis, including armed conflict, climate hazards, economic crisis, and instances of entangled 'polycrisis' (Laurence et al. 2022).
Guest Editors of the Special Issue are ASCL researcher Dr Lidewyde Berckmoes and Dr Carola Tize of the Anthropology Department of University College London. They invite contributions based on original fieldwork related to crisis-affected contexts that explore how crisis reverberates in families and across generations. Potential questions that may be explored (although others related to the Special Issue’s theme are highly welcome) include:
- How does crisis forge new ways of showing intergenerational care and solidarity, as well as cause distance and friction?
- How does crisis alter or reiterate ideals regarding what amounts to being a ‘good’ child, young, a parent, or other kin, as well as affect opportunities to live up to these ideals?
- How are legacies of distress and resilience passed on to future generations?
- How can intergenerational relations shape society’s ability to bounce back after a crisis?
- How do crisis experiences affect ‘ordinary people’s’ abilities to prevent new crises–known as cyclical crises–from emerging?
Have a nice weekend!
APN-Next Gen Program Staff
Program Staff | African Peacebuilding Network-Next Generation Social Sciences in Africa
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APN-Next Gen Weekly Bulletin: Opportunities and Events