12th Iberian Congress of African Studies

African responses to the decolonial dilemma

The twelfth edition of the Iberian Congress of African Studies (CIEA) will be held on January 29, 30 and 31, 2025 at the University of Barcelona.

New call for applications!

We have already closed the PANELS and you can now add your COMMUNICATIONS proposals for the next ICAE.

Presentation

Twenty years later, the Iberian Congress of African Studies returns to Barcelona. And, as it did then, the congress aims to invite all social and academic sectors to approach African societies. At that time, the intention was to draw attention to the incorporation of Africa into global society, addressing the prospects of a nascent Afro-optimism, through the metaphor “Africa walks”. Now, under the title, African responses to the decolonial dilemma, the congress invites to explore the African role in the constitution of a global society that can only be inclusive and real if it assumes its diversity. Precisely, the “decolonial dilemma” highlights the difficulties arising from the dominance of the “Western component” in the management of difference. In this sense, the long experience of African cultural pluralism is an essential asset to facilitate coexistence and mutual enrichment based on the multiple memories and dynamics that converge in globalization. These memories, so often at odds with each other – as is the case with colonial legacies, very much present today – are much more than discourses: they materialize and emanate from very different solidarities, but all of them are essential for planetary social cohesion. Africa has much to say in the articulation of this multiplicity.

The mandate issued in Granada 2018, led to the constitution of an Iberian network in Lisbon 2022. The organizer, the History Center of the University of Lisbon, then recommitted itself to collaborate, through an Installing Commission, to give it legal and material form and to present a proposal for its implementation at the next congress, in Barcelona 2025. Thus, the ICAE 12 will become the first assembly of the new African Studies Network which, woven from the Africanist research centers and groups of the Peninsula, opens up to the world through the connection with its partners, particularly in Africa. The Iberian Congress of African Studies will therefore become the great biennial meeting of the African Studies Network.

Organization chart

Organizing Committee

Sandra Anitua Jorge

GRECS

Marta Contijoch

GRECS

Manel Delgado

U. of Barcelona

Jenabou Dembaga Sussoko

CEAI

Firmin Dusabe

U. of Barcelona

Linda Gale Jones

U. Pompeu Fabra

Eric Garcia Moral

UOC

Romina Martinez

U. Autónoma de Barcelona

Guillem Martos Oms

U. of Barcelona / U. of Lisbon

Albert Roca

GESA – University of Lleida

Sebas Ruiz

University of Girona

Jordi Tomàs

University of Barcelona

Secretariat

Marta Contijoch (GRECS – U. of Barcelona) and Albert Roca (GESA – U. of Lleida).

Scientific Committee

Tania Adam (Radio Africa), Carlos Almeida (CH-ULisboa), Cristiana Bastos (ICS-U. Lisboa), Eduardo Bidaurrazaga (EHU), Justo Bolekia (U. Salamanca), Diego Buffa (U. Códoba), Alicia Campos (UAM), Sirio Canós-Donnay (CSIC-INCIPIT), Clara Carvalho (CEI-IUL), Artur Colom (U. Barcelona), Eduardo Costa Días (CEI-IUL), Rafael Crespo (CEAI), Jessica Falconi (CESA-ISEG), Albert Farré (UB), Manuel Ennes Ferreira (ISEG-U.Lisboa), Fernando Florêncio (U. Coimbra), Virginia Fons (UAB), Mar García (UAB),

Eduard Gargallo (ISCTE), Araceli González (CSIC-IMF), Elsa Aimé González (U. Comillas), Alfredo González-Ruibal (CSIC-INCIPIT), Marzi Grassi (ICS-U. Lisboa), Felicity Hand (UAB), Isabel Castro Henriques (ULisboa), José Silva Horta (CH-ULisboa), Adriana Kaplan (UAB), Alberto López (U. Barcelona), Roser Manzanera (U. Granada), Almudena Mari (I. Koch), Oscar Mateos (U. Ramon Llull), Maria Paula Guttierrez Meneses (CES-U. Coimbra), Jordi Moreres (URV),

Celeste Muñoz (UNED), Gustau Nerín (U. Barcelona), Martin Rodrigo Alharilla (UPF), Itziar Ruiz-Giménez (UAM), Ana Lúcia Sá (ISCTE), Germán Santana Pérez (ULPGC), Gerhard Seibert (CEI-IUL), Marina Padrão Temudo (UTL), Jorge Varanda (U. Coimbra), Augusto Nascimento (U. Lisbon), Eugénia Rodrigues (U. Lisbon), Ana Paula Tavares (U. Catolica Lisboa)

Calendar

These are the milestones prior to the celebration of IICA12, remember that the following is mandatory REGISTRATION is mandatory to propose any form of participation:

1. CALL FOR PANEL PROPOSALS

From March 25, 2024 to May 31, 2024.

2. CALL FOR PROPOSALS FOR OTHER FORMS OF PARTICIPATION

From March 25, 2024 to September 12, 2024.

3. RESPONSE TO PANEL PROPOSALS

June 5, 2024.

4. CALL FOR PAPER PROPOSALS

From June 12, 2024 to September 12, 2024.

5. RESPONSE TO PROPOSALS FOR COMMUNICATIONS

October 2, 2024.

6. RESPONSE TO PROPOSALS FOR OTHER FORMS OF PARTICIPATION

October 2, 2024.

7. RELOCATION OF COMMUNICATIONS, PANELS AND OTHER FORMS OF PARTICIPATION

October 30, 2024.

8.REGISTRATION PERIOD

From October 3, 2024 to January 31, 2025.

Remember that if you enroll between October 3 and November 15, 2024, you will receive an early bird bonus.

To close the registration, which allows the effective participation in the congress, the payment of the corresponding fee must be completed.

9. PRESENTATION OF THE PROGRAM

November 15, 2024.

Some elements will be advanced in a tentative program as they can be established.

10. REQUEST FOR INVOICES

Until January 31, 2025.

11. CERTIFICATES OF PARTICIPATION

To be announced after the congress, during the month of February 2025. They will be issued and obtained through the web.