In a globalized world, language regiments the flow of knowledge. Against the background of its "difficult heritage", Afrikanistik as the study of African languages, literatures and texts is in a privileged position to mediate heterotopic and heterogeneous knowledge practices. We invite young scholars to recalibrate Afrikanistik with their innovative ideas in dialogue with African Studies.
Writing Seminar - Projects in African Studies
Recalibrating Afrikanistik will offer a writing seminar during the summer semester 2023. The seminar will enable advanced students to complete individual writing projects in a supportive and critical, structured environment.
Registration Deadline: 23 April 2023
Grant Proposal Write-Up Capacity Building - MATCHING FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES WITH RESEARCH PROJECTS
20 - 22 April 2023
“Recalibrating Afrikanistik” (RecAf) and the Graduate School Global and Area Studies (GSGAS), University of Leipzig, invite young researchers and lecturers working in the broader fields of African and Area Studies for a three-day workshop on the procedures of writing grant proposals.
CALL FOR PAPERS - International Conference / Summer School
23 - 27 January 2023
The “Recalibrating Afrikanistik” (RecAf) project invites young researchers and lecturers working in the field of African Studies to submit abstracts for the conference ‘Creativity in Language and Beyond’. The conference is organized by the Federal University of Wukari and will be held in Abuja, Nigeria.
CALL FOR APPLICATIONS - 2023/24 Fellowships
The “Recalibrating Afrikanistik” (RecAf) project invites young researchers and lecturers working in the field of African Studies to apply for fellowships at the participating universities, as well as ‘Remote Fellowships’.
Application Deadline: 31 December 2022
Where are we heading?
A critical debate about the history and objects of our discipline
Languages, literatures and texts as situated knowledge practices
Joint knowledge production with young scholars and six partner universities