Conjonctures de l’Afrique centrale is published at L’Harmattan by the Belgian Centre for Expertise on Central Africa (CREAC), GLAC and the Royal Museum for Central Africa (MRAC), in collaboration with the Catholic University of Louvain (UCL). Each volume is coordinated by a team of three or four editors. Conjonctures de l’Afrique centrale offers peer reviewed scientific analysis of contemporary dynamics of political, economic and social life in Central Africa.
We are pleased to announce the call for papers for the annual publication of Conjonctures de l’Afrique centrale. This publication is a collaborative effort of the Great Lakes of Africa Centre (GLAC) at the Institute of Development Policy (IOB) of the University of Antwerp, the Catholic University of Louvain (UCL), the Belgian Centre for Expertise on Central Africa (CRE-AC), and the Royal Museum for Central Africa (MRAC). It offers a unique platform for the dissemination of research done in French and English, with a focus on Central Africa and largely by (or in collaboration with) African scholars. In doing so, it seeks to contribute to the decolonisation of knowledge production about Africa.
Conjonctures de l’Afrique centrale offers a series of high-quality scientific articles that provide an in-depth analysis of contemporary dynamics of political, economic, and social life in Central Africa. The articles situate current events and contemporary evolutions within a historical perspective and frame them within the international academic literature. This analysis helps assess the relevance and impact of such dynamics on sustainable development and the lives of citizens in the Central African region.
We invite contributions for Conjonctures de l’Afrique centrale 2024. Abstracts of maximum 400 words, in French or English, should be uploaded through the link provided before 5 May 2023. The abstracts should briefly present the article’s key arguments, as well as their relevance in relation to contemporary evolutions in Central Africa. In case the argument of the article is based on empirical research, the abstract should also outline the key features of the research methodology.
The editorial committee will reply to the authors by the second week of May 2023. The authors of selected abstracts are expected to send in their full article by 1 September 2023. Each article will be evaluated by two anonymous external reviewers. If the article is selected for publication, the final version – conforming to the style requirements of the editor – will have to be finalised by 15 December 2023. The final text has to be written in French or English, with a summary abstract in both languages. The edition Conjonctures de l’Afrique centrale 2024 will appear in April 2024.