Call for Papers - College of Humanities Conference


The College of Humanities of the University of Ghana is pleased to announce the Call for Papers for its first Annual Research Conference on the theme: Multidisciplinary Research and Transformation in Africa. . The event will provide a global platform for practitioners, academics, policy makers, researchers and students, to share their work and experiences through the presentation and dissemination of high-quality research on topics relating to the transformation of the African sub-region and other neighboring regions.

Africa is a continent endowed with immense natural and human resources, in addition to cultural, historical, ecological and economic diversity; yet it remains underdeveloped. This is a critical puzzle that academics and other researchers have continually interrogated. The objective of the conference is therefore to provide an effective knowledge-sharing platform for intellectual engagement and discussions on issues relating to Africa’s development. It is anticipated that the conference will yield insightful recommendations for overcoming some challenges faced by the continent, and provide novel approaches to promote growth and sustainable transformation. It will draw on multidisciplinary research to inform policy making in the continent.

Details for Abstract Submission

The Conference will be organized around a competitive call for papers addressing each of the following themes:

  •  The Law, the Legal System and Society
  •  Youth, Population and Social Change
  •  Education, Employment and Poverty Reduction
  •  Health and Health Issues Politics and Governance
  •  Gender and Women’s Empowerment
  •  Land, the Geography of Space and Urban Planning
  •  Energy and the Environment
  •  Context , Change and Continuity in Language and the Performing Arts
  •  African History and Development
  • Sustainable Business Practices
  • Other key areas of research on transformation

Proposals that extend beyond the scope of these sub-themes will also be considered.
Each proposal submission must consist of a research title, an abstract of 250 words (maximum), a list of author(s) and the institution of affiliation of author(s).

The deadline for the submission of Abstracts is February 15, 2015

Conference Venue: Institute of Statistical, Social & Economic Research Conference Facility, University of Ghana, Legon

Conference language: English

Submission via web: Abstracts should be sent to the following address
cohconference2015@ug.edu.gh; cohconference2015@gmail.com

Notification of acceptance: February 28, 2015

Deadline for online submission of complete papers: May 8, 2015

Panel and individual papers on the under listed themes and their sub-themes are invited. Panels/presenters are however not restricted to the listed sub-themes and are welcome to present on other related topics. For further enquires please send an email to cohsconference@ug.edu.gh. Limited Funding Opportunities will be provided to Young African Scholars (Graduate Students) from the sub-region to participate in the conference.