CALL FOR PAPERS: The Colloquium on Liberation History, Memory and Contestation, University of Venda, 15-17 March 2017

The organising committee would like to kindly invite you to the Colloquium on Liberation History, Memory and Contestation to be co-hosted by the NIHSS, Universities of Venda, Limpopo and South Africa at the University of Venda. National issues such as human rights, higher education, poverty and landlessness demand of us to create forums and platforms to engage, share knowledge and enhance our understanding of historical factors and events that shaped the history of South Africa over time. This multi-disciplinary colloquium will bring together academics, business people, civil society and postgraduate students to share their research work and expertise with the intention of contributing to national dialogue on complicated national issues. Submissions may either be in full papers to be presented in fifteen minutes or posters whose authors should be available for consultations. The colloquium’s proceedings will focus on the following, but not limited to, sub-themes:

  • Theorising Revolutions, Freedoms and History
  • Biographies: Echoes of the Past
  • Women and the Liberation struggles
  • Youth and Resistance in post-colonial states
  • International Solidarity in Liberation Struggles.

Besides the indicated sub-themes, authors and presenters may also conduct panel discussions and workshops on the topics/ sub-themes of their choice. Such authors and presenters are requested to make prior arrangements with the organising committee to have their sessions included in the final programme.

Abstract submission: 31 January 2017
Feedback to authors: 06 February 2017
Camera ready papers: 28 FEBRRUARY 2017
Colloquium March 15-18, 2017

COLLOQUIUM OUTPUTS: Peer-reviewed proceedings, edited volume and publishing with the accredited African Historical Review Journal at Unisa.
Forward Abstracts and Full Papers to: Prof Molapo: Telephone: 015 962 8247; Cell: 072 678 2392.
Full Paper Requirements: Cambria font, 12pts, 1.5 spaces, bold heading and sub-heading, pdf.
Accommodation: Participants to organise own transport and accommodation. Bookings for accommodation can be done with amongst others, Khoroni hotel at, telephone 015 962 4600, or 2-Ten Hotel at , telephone: 015 963 0210 where discounted rates have been arranged. There are many other establishments in the area.