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Female academic careers in Africa

Carrières académiques féminines en Afrique

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Published on Thursday, September 05, 2019 by Céline Guilleux

Summary

What is the place of women at African universities today? What opportunities and solutions exist to imagine, plan and promote national and international women’s academic careers? How to facilitate the reconciliation of professional life with private and family life? Based on these questions, the workshop aims to discuss the challenges and opportunities of female academic careers in African contexts. It will consist of a coaching workshop and a round table.

Announcement

Argument

What is the place of women at African universities today? What opportunities and solutions exist to imagine, plan and promote national and international women’s academic careers? How to facilitate the reconciliation of professional life with private and family life? Based on these questions, the workshop aims to discuss the challenges and opportunities of female academic careers in African contexts. It will consist of a coaching workshop and a round table.

The workshop, which will be held in two sessions in November 2019 and April 2020, is intended for female researchers from African countries and/or affiliated to African universities at the beginning of their careers (priority will be given to postdocs in social sciences and humanities), who will be able to exchange on their professional experiences, reflect together on career prospects and strengthen their networks. The workshop session in November 2019 will focus on self-expression and research presentation, the workshop in April 2020 on gender, generation and work-life balance. Participants of the 2018 workshop can reapply.

The German Historical Institute of Paris (GHIP) is an international research centre in history affiliated to the Max Weber Foundation – German Institutes for the Humanities Abroad of the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF). In partnership with the Centre de recherches sur les politiques sociales (CREPOS), it is conducting a research programme on “The Bureaucratization of African Societies” in Dakar. GHIP is a member of the Maria Sibylla Merian Institute for Advanced Studies in Africa (MIASA), which is based at the University of Ghana (Legon) and sponsored by the BMBF. The workshop is part of MIASA’s Women’s Promotion Program, and is organized in collaboration with the Heinrich Böll Foundation of Senegal.

Applications

Applications (*a motivation letter, *an abstract of 300 words of your research project and *a CV, in French or English) should be sent

by September 10, 2019

in one PDF file to candidature-dakar@dhi-paris.fr specifying “Women’s workshop application” in the subject line of the message. Where applicable, travel and accommodation costs will be covered subject to funding. For more information, please send a message to candidature-dakar@dhi-paris.fr specifying “Women’s Workshop Information” in the subject line of the message.

https://ihacrepos.hypotheses.org/1649

Organisation

  • German Historical Institute Paris (GHIP),
  • Merian Institute of Advanced Studies Africa (MIASA),
  • Heinrich Böll Foundation

Organizing Committee: Susann Baller, Selly Bâ, Laure Carbonnel

Calendar

  • September 10, 2019: Deadline for sending applications

  • September 25, 2019: Announcement of selected participants
  • October 20, 2019: Submission of a research project (5 pages)
  • November 14-15, 2019: Workshop session in Dakar
  • April 16-17, 2020: Workshop session in Dakar

Places

  • IHA-CREPOS, résidence Sidi Koumba, 18 boulevard Martin-Luther-King
    Dakar, Republic of Senegal

Date(s)

  • Tuesday, September 10, 2019

Keywords

  • femme, carrière, académie

Contact(s)

  • Khady Ndour
    courriel : candidature-dakar [at] dhi-paris [dot] fr

Reference Urls

Information source

  • Khady Ndour
    courriel : candidature-dakar [at] dhi-paris [dot] fr

To cite this announcement

« Female academic careers in Africa », Call for papers, Calenda, Published on Thursday, September 05, 2019, https://calenda.org/663849

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