Symposium: Gender, Health, Environment and Wellbeing on Thursday, 8 February 2019

Hosted by WIDREM, Medicine College University of Malawi, Thursday 8 February, 2019

Venue: Library Auditorium
Time: 2:00 – 5:00 pm

Cost: Free to attend

WIDREM is delighted to be supporting the first Malawi Medical Humanities Network symposium on Gender, Health, Environment and Wellbeing at the University of Malawi’s College ofMedicine.The critical health and medical humanities is an interdisciplinary field of studies which engages the intersections between the arts, humanities, social sciences with the study of medicine, illness, treatment and health.

The WIDREM-supported programme brings together participants from the arts, humanities, medical, and social science backgrounds across academia to encourage collaborations on global challenges. The three-hours event includes talks, roundtable discussions, and many more interactive elements with the audience. The first hour will feature a question and answer session amongst the panellists, the second hour will feature audience questions and the third hour will host the reception. The setting is intentionally informal to allow for a free form discussion on issues dealing with the broad topic of gender, health, wellbeing and the environment.

The objective of this programme is to provide an introductory discussion about the horizons and intersections between gender, the environment and healthcare and engage related fields such as science and technology, medical history, literature, arts-based research, race and gender studies.

Please send an expression of interest to attend by Tuesday, 5 February 2019. Due to limited space, we can only accommodate the first 100 respondents. Email us widrem@medcol.mw to show your interest and copy malawimedhumsnetwork@gmail.com.

WIDREM Audience note[1]

Funded Studentships: Indian pharmaceuticals, African markets and global health at U of Warwick and Wits

As part of the Wellcome Trust Collaborative Award ‘What’s at stake in the fake? Indian pharmaceuticals, African markets and global health,’ the Universities of Warwick and the Witwatersrand, respectively, seek to fill four fully-funded studentships and one Research Fellow position.

More details about the positions can be found here:

https://warwick.ac.uk/fac/arts/history/research/projects/fake/opportunities/

 

and more details about the project can be found here:

https://warwick.ac.uk/fac/arts/history/research/projects/fake/

CFP: ‘Racialisation and Publicness in Africa and the African Diaspora’ (University of Oxford, 27-28 June 2019)

Please find attached the Call for Papers and Panels for a two-day Conference on ‘Racialisation and Publicness in Africa and the African Diaspora’ which will be held at the University of Oxford, from 27-28 June, 2019. The conference is convened by Professor Wale Adebanwi, Rhodes Professor of Race Relations, African Studies Centre, Oxford School of Global and Area Studies, University of Oxford.

We hope that you are interested in participating and would be grateful if you are able to share the CFP as widely as possible. We hope to draw participants from all parts of the world.

CFP – Racialisation Conference Oxford

Call for Flow Workshop Participants – Zambia – Short Story Day Africa

Thanks to funding from the Beit Trust, applications for the 2018 Short Story Day Africa Flow Workshops are open! The workshops are free but space is limited. The workshops take place on the 4th and 5th of August in Lilongwe and Blantyre. Day one will focus on unleashing the flow in your creative writing, day two on editing and redrafting your stories.

The workshops are FREE but space is limited.

Please read the website guidelines on how to apply by clicking the link here http://shortstorydayafrica.org/flow/

CALL FOR ABSTRACTS: Malawi Historiography: An Assessment in Salute to John McCracken

Professor John McCracken died on 23 October 2017 after a lifetime devoted to the study of Malawi’s history. He published three books, including the monumental A History of Malawi 1859-1966, and over forty articles on various themes, which went a long way towards advancing new knowledge and charting new directions of research. He was also friend, colleague and mentor to an entire generation of Malawi historians. His contribution to the development of historical knowledge in Malawi cannot be over-emphasised.

Mzuni Press has therefore proposed to publish a volume of collected essays that will take account of the development of Malawi historiography with particular reference to the contribution of John McCracken. For the wider market, African Books Collective in the UK will print and distribute the book as agents of Mzuni Press. An editorial team has been formed comprising Wapulumuka Mulwafu and Kenneth R. Ross as editors with Kings M. Phiri and Klaus Fiedler as senior consulting editors. Contributing authors will address one or more of the prominent themes in McCracken’s work, including the following:

Impact of Christianity on politics and education  African agency  Ecological change and impact on economy and society  Coercive capacity of the colonial state  Limits of state power and influence  Transformations in the peasant economy  Development of nationalism  Social change  Development of Malawi historiography since 1977

We now wish to invite potential authors to submit abstracts of no more than 200 words to the following contacts: Wapu Mulwafu at wmulwafu@cc.ac.mw, with copies to Ken Ross at kennethr.ross@btinternet.com; and Kings Phiri at: kingsphiri@yahoo.com. Abstracts should be submitted by 31st May 2018.

Some important deadline dates to consider: 31 May: Submission of abstracts 15 June: Decision on acceptance of abstracts communicated 31 August: Submission of full papers 30 November: Editorial suggestions for revision of papers 28 February: Submission of final version of papers