Participants in the Addis 2019 Workshop “Africa as Concept and Method: Emancipation, Decolonization, Freedom” have been selected from an impressive and competitive pool of 400 applicants from across the African Continent. Originating from 11 African countries, the 37 early-career scholars selected reflect this geographical range but also the diversity of fields and research projects represented in the applications. The list of participants is available here, please share in congratulations to all of them!
Thanks to the support of the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and the generosity of our hosts in Addis Ababa, the Alle School of Fine Arts and Addis Ababa University, the group will convene from January 3 to 17, 2019 for a series of thematic seminars and workshops led by an outstanding group of scholars, including Akosua Adomako Ampofo (University of Ghana, Legon), Carli Coetzee (Journal of African Cultural Studies), Simon Gikandi (Princeton University), Elizabeth Giorgis (Addis Ababa University), Catarina Gomes (Catholic University, Angola), Julie Mehretu, Mshai Mwangola (African Leadership Center, Kenya), James Ogude (University of Pretoria), and Dagmawi Woubshet (University of Pennsylvania).
We look forward to sharing the program soon and additional news and information in the next few months leading to the workshop.