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The Scalabrini Institute for Human Mobility in Africa (SIHMA) publishes the on-line (open access) African Human Mobility Review (AHMR)

Capture2-250x358Now in its third issue, the AHMR is an interdisciplinary, peer-reviewed on-line journal created in 2015 to encourage and facilitate the study of Human Mobility in Africa.

In the third (special) issue, there are articles on:

  • Violent xenophobic episodes in South Africa, 2008 and 2015
  • Preventing Xenophobia in Africa: What Must the African Union Do?
  • Violent Conflict and Forced Displacement in the Horn of Africa: Government and Donor Policies and Programs in Search of Durable Solutions
  • Development-Induced Displacement and Its Impacts on the Livelihoods of Poor Urban Households in Bahir Dar, North Western Ethiopia

Download the Special issue of AHMR.

Submission guidelines are available here.

ju_sajhr_coverCall for Papers

30 years of SAJHR: Transformation and the Courts Conference

28-29 January 2015

The South African Journal on Human Rights (SAJHR) is celebrating its 30-year anniversary in 2014, coinciding with twenty years of democracy. To mark this momentous occasion the journal will hold a conference on ‘Transformation and the Courts’ in Johannesburg on 28 and 29 January 2015. This call for papers invites submissions for this conference.

For more information, download the flyer.

etnofoor_logo_redTaking anthropology to be a hybrid science born of modernity, ETNOFOOR seeks to explore and to stretch the boundaries of the discipline as well as the limitations of modern scientific practices and representations. It scrutinizes current trends in anthropology, explores its margins, invites debate in anticipation of new developments and enriches the nature of ethnographic praxis. For argument and form, rhetoric and genre, ETNOFOOR offers an experimental and creative space to those who want to free themselves from conventional scientific harnesses. Each contribution receives individual attention, to render full freedom to courageous statements and style, in word, image, and lay-out.

The journal is currently commissioning submissions for a special issue on BORDERS. For more details, see: Call for Papers Etnofoor, on Borders.

The editors of ETNOFOOR invite all those who wish to reflect upon these or related issues to send an abstract of no more than 150 words to editors@etnofoor.nl before December 15, 2013. The deadline for authors of accepted abstracts to submit their full paper for consideration is February 28, 2014.

scoverijmbsInternational Journal of Migration and Border Studies

Call for Papers for Inaugural Issue

Submission deadline: 1 November, 2013

The International Journal of Migration and Border Studies (IJMBS) is pleased to announce a call for papers for its inaugural issue.

IJMBS aims to bring together a diverse range of scholars and practitioners to advance knowledge and improve practice and methodologies in a broad range of issued related to migration and borders studies. Broadly speaking, it seeks to provide different perspectives to its readership ranging from exclusion to integration of permanent, temporary and irregular migrants as well as asylum seekers. Articles covering a large spectrum of topics addressing the development of international, transnational and national immigration policies viewed in a broad sense are welcome. What could be the best practices regarding inclusion? Which measure have exclusionary effects? Some examples of themes this journal intends to cover are listed below. More

11th Development Dialogue at ISS on 10 and 11 October 2013


There are many voices in the field of Development; each is working towards ‘development’ from different angles thereby gaining different knowledge, experiences and perspectives. Often the holders of these diverse epistemologies tend to discuss within their own niches.

And yet, the phenomenon that we coin ‘development’ does not exist in isolated niches. It demands not only that the different voices speak to its multifaceted existence, but it also needs these voices to penetrate through each other’s boundaries with the goal of reaching the epistemological and experiential hybrid vigour that can sustain ‘development’.

This year, the Development Dialogue conference at the International Institute of Social Studies (ISS) aims to take a step towards exactly this goal, by bridging voices that speak to development.

The conference provides a space for young scholars and PhD students to exchange recent and on-going research in the broad field of development studies. We hope that the participants and audience will offer their diverse experiences to the discussions in order to espouse an engagement with Development that transcends the boundaries of geography and academia.



The National Science Foundation-supported Central African Forests and Institutions (CAFI) program of the University of Michigan¹s School of Natural Resources and Environment seeks paper and poster submissions for its workshop on Central African Forests in Paris on September 19 and 20, 2013. The workshop will focus on some of the most critical issues in the region related to forests, governance, climate change, local livelihoods, and driving concerns about power, inequality, and institutions.

The Central African Forests and Institutions (CAFI) Project is an interdisciplinary, multi-year study at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor funded by the National Science Foundation. The workshop will feature thematically organized presentations based on recent research in the region and invites researchers with an interest in social and ecological outcomes and methods relevant to the analysis of such outcomes in forest landscapes. We encourage submissions in particular from graduate students and younger researchers, professionals, NGOs, and activists that address the following five themes relevant to the tropical forests of the Congo Basin: More

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