What’s in Play? Sport, Leisure, and Culture in Africa

From H-Africa2nd CFP: South East Regional Seminar in African Studies (SERSAS) & Southeast Africanist Network (SEAN) Annual Joint Meeting, 5 – 6 February 2016: “What’s in Play? Sport, Leisure, and Culture in Africa.” Co-sponsored by the African Studies Center, UNC-Chapel Hill and the Center for African Studies, University of Florida.

The Spring 2016 SERSASSEAN Conference invites papers that explore the historical and current roles of sport and leisure in African societies. Submissions from any academic discipline are welcome but must be accessible to a diverse set of participants. We welcome interdisciplinary perspectives on sport and leisure in Africa, as well as topics related to Africa that may fall outside the main conference theme. Faculty, independent scholars, and graduate students are all encouraged to participate.

SERSAS and SEAN pride themselves on providing an open and collegial forum for the exchange of ideas. This includes providing opportunities for advanced graduate students to present their work and win the SERSAS Prize for the best graduate student paper. We therefore particularly encourage graduate students and their faculty mentors to consider putting forward proposals.

Deadline for submissions:  4 January 2016. Please send proposals of 250 words that outline the main themes and issues of your paper to: Todd Leedy  tleedy@ufl.edu and Barbara Anderson  b_anderson@unc.edu

The meeting co-sponsors have secured funding for hotel accommodation to support those participants presenting papers during the meeting. Details on hotel booking will accompany notification of accepted proposals.

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