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Annual Social Sciences Campus

The annual Campus Social Science CODESRIA was launched in 2002. It is an activity which involves a comprehensive dialogue on the inter-and multidisciplinary research organized around a specific theme.

The Annual Social Science Campus is conceived as an advanced research dialogue which both multidisciplinary and inter-generational in nature. It is organised around a specific theme and up to 15 scholars, drawn form various disciplines and reflecting the different generations of African social researchers are elected to participate in the Campus. This mix of participants is expected to have the added value of promoting a sustained and critical dialogue among the disciplines, as well as different generation of African scholars for the advancement of theory, methodology and practice. Each Campus is designed as intensive interactive exercise to last a period of one week.

Participation in the Campus is primarily on the submission of a draft research paper which contains ides for fresh, innovative work or the substantive extension of work that is already in progress and linked to the theme of the Campus. The proceedings of the Campus are managed by a designated Co-ordinator who also takes on the responsibility for elaborating the programme of presentations and debates among the participants. Furthermore, the Co-ordinator, working with the CODESRIA Centre for Documentation (CODICE), will be responsible for identifying core literature for use by the participants in the Campus by presenting their own papers, responding to the papers of the other participants, and undertaking a critical reading/re-reading of core texts as part of an intensive multidisciplinary and inter-generational dialogue. At the close of the Campus, participants will be encouraged to revise their presentations and submit these for consideration for publication in a series to be known as Annals of CODESRIA Annual Social Science Campus.

To see if there is currently a call for applications for the Annual Social Sciences Campus, please consult the Announcements section. For further information on research training programs, send a message to the following address:


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