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Texts, Modes and Repertoires of Living In and Beyond the Shadows of Apartheid

March 11, 2014

40th Annual Conference of the African Literature Association (ALA), April 9-13, 2014, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa

WORLD SOCIAL SCIENCE REPORT 2013

March 11, 2014

Social science must respond to climate change

Climate change is not an external threat to society, but a problem with both natural and social roots. Social sciences therefore need to play a bigger role in environmental research. That is the thesis of the World Social Science Report 2013, recently presented in Stockholm.

Fossil fuel emissions, deforestation, intensified agriculture, urbanization, emptying of the fisheries and deforestation – humanity has become a massive geological force. The social results are complex, and the question of climate change can no longer be separated from other social problems. This is claimed by an influential report about the status of social science that recently had its Swedish release. The interest was so great that the organizers from the Nordic Africa Institute had to change venue. In a crowded room at the Swedish government offices of Rosenbad, report director Dr.Heide Hackmann pleaded for cooperation:

– The social sciences are essential for reaching equitable and sustainable solutions. We need to cross the boundaries between the disciplines and realize that climate change is a common challenge.

British Academy Research Projects

March 7, 2014

New Call for Proposals

The programme of Academy Research Projects currently gives academic recognition and modest financial support to about 50 projects.

The closing date for completed Outline Stage applications is Wednesday, 12 March 2014

ASAUK Biennial Conference 2014

March 6, 2014

ASAUK Biennial Conference 2014 will be held at the University of Sussex 9-11 September 2014. The Call for papers is now open until the 25th April 2014. There are still spaces available for panels.

Africa Research Day, University of London

March 6, 2014

Call for Papers

Monday April 29 2013

Brunei Gallery, SOAS

Deadline for applying: March 8 2013

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