Call for Contributions: The Southern African Cities Conference 2016

Deadline: 30 October 2015 - 12:00am

Dates: 17 - 19 March 2016


Where: Durban University of Technology

Conveners: DUT, WITS, UP and UCT.

The Southern African City Studies Conference will be held in Durban in March 2016. City studies require multifaceted and collaborative approaches to address the dynamic variety of urban experiences. The conference brings together scholars who wish to expose their work to positive critical discussion and engage with ideas of those working in disciplines other than their own.

This call for contributions seeks participation from scholars in all disciplines based in Southern Africa or committed to positive collaboration with Southern African scholars, doing original and creative research on one or across any of the thematic areas described on the SACSC page on the DUT website. These include, among others, alternate experiments in urban planning, responses to urban insecurity and challenges of working across disciplines. The conference organisers are also open to other themes which a group of contributors might wish to propose.

Contributions will predominantly take the form of papers submitted in advance and then presented and discussed at the conference, and may also take other forms. Proposals will be reviewed and selected by a joint panel of scholars from across DUT, WITS, UP and UCT.

Abstracts of no more than 250 words must be submitted by 30th October 2015. Please upload abstracts online at

Successful candidates will be notified by 1st December 2015 and papers are due by 18th February 2016. For queries and correspondence regarding the conference please email [email protected]

Image via Diriye Amey.

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