29 – 30 January 2020 | When “Adjusted” People Rebel. Economic liberalization and social revolts in Africa and the Middle East (1980s to present).

Conference of the ERC DREAM Project at the International Institute of Social History (IISH), Amsterdam

Interpreting the moment as a transregional one, starting from the perspective of the marginalized.

This conference aims to gather contributions focused on African and Middle Eastern areas. This choice is guided by the relatively low production of research on these areas (in comparison with South America in particular). It also appears that the repeated revolts in sub-Saharan Africa and the southern Mediterranean have often been read with focuses that have marginalized the role of supra-national policies in their outbreak, confining them to readings of protests against existing authoritarian regimes -a dimension that is certainly present, but overly reductive.

Organizers
Dr. Vincent BONNECASE, CNRS, Institut des mondes africains, Paris, France.
Dr. Leyla DAKHLI, CNRS, Centre Marc Bloch Berlin, Germany. Principle Investigator of ERC-DREAM -Drafting and Enacting the revolution in the Arab Mediterranean.

The discussed papers will be published in a special issue of the social history journal International Review of Social History (september 2020).

Call for Papers

Appel à contributions

Chères et chers collègues,

Voici un appel à contributions pour un numéro spécial de la revue d’histoire sociale International Review of Social History intitulé « Quand des “ajustés” se révoltent. Libéralisation économique et révoltes sociales en Afrique et au Moyen Orient (années 1980 à nos jours ». Nous souhaitons recevoir avant le 15 avril des propositions d’articles d’environ 3000 signes précisant les problématiques et la méthodologie envisagée. Les articles devront être rédigés en langue anglaise, mais les étapes intermédiaires peuvent également se faire en langue française.

Les propositions que nous retiendrons devront déboucher sur des premières versions d’articles pour le début du mois de novembre 2019.

Nous privilégierons les articles proposant un regard à partir des acteurs (révoltés ou acteurs des politiques de libéralisation) dans une perspective d’histoire sociale contemporaine et du temps présent. Les études doivent être fondées sur un travail empirique dans un ou plusieurs pays de la région concernée.

Merci de faire circuler dans vos réseaux.

Pour tout renseignement complémentaire :

dakhli@cmb.hu-berlin.de

v.bonnecase@sciencespobordeaux.fr

Call for papers

When “Adjusted” People Rebel. Economic liberalization and social revolts in Africa and the Middle East (1980s to the present day)

Dear colleagues,

Here is a call for papers for a special issue of the social history journal International Review of Social History entitled « When “Adjusted” People Rebel. Economic liberalization and social revolts in Africa and the Middle East (1980s to the present day) ». We would like to receive by 15 April proposals for articles of about 3000 characters specifying the issues and the methodology envisaged. Articles should be written in English, but intermediate steps can also be done in French.

The proposals we will select should lead to first versions of articles by the beginning of November 2019.

We will focus on papers that offer a perspective from the actors (rebels or actors of liberalization policies) in a perspective of modern social history . Studies must be based on empirical work in one or more countries of the region concerned.

Please circulate in your networks.

For any further information:

dakhli@cmb.hu-berlin.de

v.bonnecase@sciencespobordeaux.fr