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CFP ABORNE 2014 annual conference

21.10.2013 - Wolfgang Zeller

The call for panels and papers for the 2014 ABORNE annual conference is still open. Visit the ABORNE Science Meeting page for all the details you need. Deadline for panel proposals: 31st October Deadline for individual paper proposals: 30 November

CFP - Border Markets - Articulo - Journal of Urban Research 11(2013)

02.10.2013 - Olivier Walther

CALL FOR PAPERS - Border Markets Articulo – Journal of Urban Research 11 (2013) Deadline for abstracts: November 15, 2013 Editor: Olivier Walther, Rutgers University The objective of this issue is to examine the characteristics of border markets in a comparative perspective. The editor welcomes contributions on the following topics: - The geographical specificity of border markets; - Border markets and trade liberalisation; - Booms and busts in border markets; - Border markets’ economic actors and local institutions; - Development policies implemented in border markets. Full CFP available at: -- Olivier J. Walther, Co-Editor Articulo – Journal of Urban Research Visiting Assistant Professor Division of Global Affairs Rutgers University 175 University Avenue Newark, NJ 07102

Bridging Histories of East and Central Africa (Bayreuth, 7-8 June 2013)

23.05.2013 - Geert Castryck

BRIDGING HISTORIES OF EAST AND CENTRAL AFRICA Conference in Bayreuth (Germany), 7-8 June 2013 organized by University of Bayreuth, African History - Department of History & Institute for African Studies & University of Leipzig, Centre for Area Studies (Sponsored by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research) convened by Achim von Oppen, Geert Castryck & Katharina Zöller Position paper and Programme: see attachment For further information please contact

Approved: ABORNE-themed panel at ASA Baltimore

16.05.2013 - Wolfgang Zeller

The proposed ABORNE-themed panel at the ASA conference in Baltimore USA November 21-24, 2013 has been approved. Title: Flux in West African and EurAfrican Borderlands: Resettlement, Regional Trade, and Identity Convened & chaired by Prof. William F.S. Miles Contributors: Cross-Border Trade Networks in West Africa, Olivier Walther Border Resettlement in the Bakassi region of Nigeria-Cameroon, Michael Kehinde Changing Identities in Secessionist Casamance, Senegal, Mark Deets Mobile borders, bordered lives: the EurAfrican border zone, Paolo Gaibazzi

Congo Wars: Contributor needed for the Encyclopedia of Border Conflicts

19.04.2013 - Olivier Walther

Dear ABORNE members, The editors of the Encyclopedia of Border Conflicts to be published by ABC Clio in 2013 are looking for a contributor to write a 4000-word long entry on the Congo Conflict. The entry would cover the two Congo Wars (1996-1997, 1998-2003) and the involvement of the many countries that have participated in these conflicts. All entries will be rewarded with a complete set of the encyclopedia (3 volumes). The deadline for submission of entries was March 30, 2013 but, considering the importance of the Congo conflict, interested authors would have until mid-May to write their entry. Don’t hesitate to contact me by email at if you are interested. Olivier Walther -- Olivier Walther, PhD Center for African Studies Rutgers University