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Memories Constructions in Postcolonial Cameroon. Conflicts of memories, teaching of history and the form of the state in Cameroon

Constructions mémorielles dans le Cameroun postcolonial. Conflits de mémoire, enseignement de l’histoire et forme de l’État au Cameroun

Atelier méthodologique du Conseil pour le développement de la recherche en sciences sociales en Afrique (CODESRIA)

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Published on Friday, March 18, 2022

Abstract

The CODESRIA (Conseil pour le développement de la recherche en sciences sociales en Afrique) research group on the production of meaning (MRI) whose topic is entitled “Conflicts of memories, teaching of history and the form of the state in Cameroon” is pleased to announce the call for six small research grants for the preparation and writing of articles on issues related to its research field for a book project.The call is open to students enrolled in thesis in the fields of humanities and social sciences. However, students with a Master's degree, who can demonstrate a proven ability to conduct research independently, may also apply.

Announcement

Date and location

June 2022, Douala

Presentation

The CODESRIA research group on the production of meaning (MRI) whose topic is entitled "Conflicts of memories, teaching of history and the form of the state in Cameroon" is pleased to announce the call for six small research grants for the preparation and writing of articles on issues related to its research field for a book project.

The call is open to students enrolled in thesis in the fields of humanities, law, economics and social sciences. However, students with a Master's degree, who can demonstrate a proven ability to conduct research independently, may also apply. Interested candidates are asked to focus on one of the following themes:

  • Theme 1: "The history of the production of history textbooks in Cameroon
  • Theme 2: "The making of memories in post-colonial Cameroon: the case of the February 11 Youth Day
  • Theme 3: "Sacred" heroes in view of oblivion: the mnemocide of nationalist figures in Cameroon despite their status as national heroes
  • Theme 4: The utopia of a "true history" of Cameroon: history teachers' views on school programs
  • Theme 5: "The Anglophone crisis in the English and French press in Cameroon
  • Theme 6: "The destruction of the stele of Ruben Um Nyobe in Douala: a conflict of community memories?

The organizers will provide the applicants whose projects are selected with scientific and methodological supervision during the entire period of the project and will cover the costs related to documentary research and data collection. Applicants are informed that CODESRIA, the project funder, reserves the right to disseminate the results obtained. However, applicants will be listed as co-authors of their articles selected for publication

Application guidelines

Proposals for articles of no more than three pages in French or English should contain: a statement of the problem, the theoretical framework of the proposed work, a brief review of the literature on the problem raised, a statement of the research questions, a description of the recommended working method and a selective bibliography.

Composition of the application:

  1. A three-page draft article
  2. A brief updated CV
  3. A letter of recommendation from the supervisor or other faculty member of the institution with which the applicant is affiliated.
  4. Proof of institutional affiliation (research certificate or school certificate or student card)

Proposals written in French and English (font size: Times New Roman and 12) must be received by March 31, 2022 at the following addresses: nanlend01@yahoo.fr

by March 31, 2022.

Successful applicants will be notified of their selection by mid-April. They will have two months (April-May) to improve their projects for presentation at the methodological workshop scheduled for June 2022 and conducted by the CODESRIA research group and its partners that are the CERDYM (Research Center on the Dynamics of Contemporary Worlds) and LABHISPA (Laboratory of History and Heritage Sciences of the University of Douala).  The fully developed draft papers (July-September-October) will then be presented at the study days planned by the CODESRIA research group in November 2022.

Selection committee

  • Ludovic Lado, Centre d’Etudes et de Formation pour le Développement (CEFOD), Ndjamena, Tchad
  • Nadeige Laure Ngo Nlend, Laboratoire Histoire et Sciences du patrimoine, (LABHISPA) Université de Douala, Cameroun
  • Ewane Fidelis Etah, Karlshochschule International University, Karksruhe, Germany/Regional Advisory and Coordination Cell of the European Union in the Sahel
  • Eric Acha, Executive Director, Africa Policy Forum
  • Ghisleine Okuomi, University of Ottawa, Canada

Subjects

Places

  • Douala, Cameroon (3234)

Date(s)

  • Thursday, March 31, 2022

Keywords

  • construction mémorielle, histoire nationale, narration communautaire, Cameroun, post-colonial

Contact(s)

  • Nadeige Laure Ngo Nlend
    courriel : nanlend01 [at] yahoo [dot] fr

Information source

  • Nadeige Laure Ngo Nlend
    courriel : nanlend01 [at] yahoo [dot] fr

License

CC0-1.0 This announcement is licensed under the terms of Creative Commons CC0 1.0 Universal.

To cite this announcement

« Memories Constructions in Postcolonial Cameroon. Conflicts of memories, teaching of history and the form of the state in Cameroon », Scholarship, prize and job offer, Calenda, Published on Friday, March 18, 2022, https://doi.org/10.58079/18gs

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