Panel for Junior Scholars at the ICES20 in Mekelle

WAKHVA will organize a panel during the 20th International Conference of Ethiopian Studies (ICES20) held at Mekelle University, from 1-5 October 2018.

During their phase of academic qualification junior scholars usually do not have sufficient opportunities to build up networks outside their affiliated institution and hardly get access to academic congresses to present their research results and expertise. Especially during the phase of work in progress external feedback and support on the project from peers and professionals as well as getting connected to other researchers is highly valuable. Thus, the German based Horn of Africa Research Association (WAKHVA) offers an organized workshop panel for PhD students with a regional focus on the Horn of Africa.

As part of the 20th International Conference of Ethiopian Studies, junior scholars have the opportunity to present their academic theses (Master thesis, PhD) in progress in English. Since the general idea of the workshop is not to present final results, junior scholars are explicitly invited to contribute their projects in an early stage or conception or implementation in the field of social sciences and humanities. Submissions (maximum 2 A-4 pages) should be submitted within the deadline of the conference’s call for papers. Please include in the document:
– Your name and institutional affiliation
– Title of the contribution
– Subject/hypotheses
– Methodological approach
– State of the Art
– Estimated completion date
– Bibliography (5-6 citations)

After a review process you will get notified early on, if your submission has been accepted. Please note that WAKHVA is not able to cover any expenses related with your participation in the workshop!

The link to the abstract submission.