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Moving boundaries - the dynamics of frontiers in tradition and modernity

15.02.2012 - Markus Höhne

Dear all, in case you work on borders in Ethiopia and the related Somali lands (in historical or contemporary perspective) and are interested to participate in the 18th international conference on Ethiopian Studies in Dire Dawa (Ethiopia) end of October 2012, please consider submitting a paper to PANEL 2.08 Moving boundaries - the dynamics of frontiers in tradition and modernity . I will chair it and will be happy to receive also contributions from the Somali camp (Region 5, Ogadeen...). Here is the link to the panel abstract: Best, Markus.

Britain Zimbabwe Society s Annual Research Day 2012 - Zimbabwe and the Region

31.01.2012 - Zoe Groves

The Britain Zimbabwe Society’s annual research day will be held on the 16th June at St. Antony’s College, Oxford and will showcase research on ‘Zimbabwe and the Region’. The research day is an annual event focusing on academic research, but invites contributions from other practitioners to provide a wider context for academic papers. Priority is given to researchers from Zimbabwe and doctoral students working on related topics. Academics and non-academics are equally welcome. Would those interested in participating please contact either of the organizers below: Dr. Zoë Groves - Dr. Blessing-Miles Tendi -

Two ABORNE Exchange Visit Grants

05.12.2011 - Wolfgang Zeller

In conjunction with its annual conference, ABORNE is offering two Exchange Visit Grants for borderland scholars to work for 2 months at the hosting institution, the Centre for African Studies of the University of Edinburgh. The call for applications is open until 12th December 2011.

ABORNE at the ASA 2011 conference in Washington

14.11.2011 - Wolfgang Zeller

ABORNISTAS will meet at the conference hotel lobby at 7:30pm on Friday night, Nov. 18 to go out for dinner and informal ABORNE discussion. Bill Miles and Paul Nugent will lead the way!

Cfp: Border Towns in Africa

05.10.2011 - Martin Doevenspeck

ABORNE members Karen Büscher (Ghent) and Martin Doevenspeck (Bayreuth) will be the guest editors for a special issue of the peer-reviewed journal Africa Spectrum on "Border Towns in Africa”. The deadline for submissions is 15 January 2012 and further details can be found in the attached document.