Practical Information

In light of the current pandemic, this three-day symposium will be held on 8–10 September 2021 as a fully online event. The symposium is envisioned as one long, thematically well-focused discussion, without parallel strands, and aims to bring 12 to 15 established as well as young scholars together from every discipline that engages with the topics outlined above. Confirmed keynotes are Sabelo J. Ndlovu-Gatsheni, Hannah le Roux, and Mark R.O. Olweny.

We’re happy to receive anonymized abstracts of up to 300 words and 1 optional image until 1 April 2021, submitted via email to Acceptance will be dependent on an anonymous review of the abstract by the scientific committee. If a different format than that of a presentation based on a paper would be more suitable to your work, please contact us (same deadline applies).

Authors will be notified of acceptance by 20 April 2021. In order to host a strong discussion, we expect full papers two weeks prior to the symposium; i.e., by 27 August 2021. These will be distributed to the other presenters in the designated session.

There will be no proceedings, but we do intend to work towards either a journal theme issue or an edited volume with the contributions that meet the quality requirements.

Please note that we have several pending requests for funding and that we intend for participation to be free of charge, but depending on the outcome, there might be a participation fee of maximum SEK 1500 or €150. If funding is a concern that prohibits you from participating, please contact us.

Change of format, change of dates

In light of the current pandemic, we have decided to organize the symposium as a fully online event. To better accommodate the different time zones and avoid too intense screen days, we decided to spread the program over 3 days: from Wednesday 8 to Friday 10 September.


Thanks to generous funding by the Wenner-Gren Foundations, the symposium will be organized free of charge.

Closer to the event date we will communicate on this website how to attend the online symposium.