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The Politics of African Studies Publishing, the Challenges of Disciplinary, Geographic and Linguistic Boundaries, and Plan S [Sponsored by the International African Institute]

Convenors:
Mélanie Torrent (Université Paris Diderot)
Janet Remmington (University of York)
Chair:
Mélanie Torrent and Janet Remmington
Discussant:
Divine Fuh (CODESRIA), Stephanie Kitchen (IAI), Fred Hendricks/Adigun Agbaje (J of Contemporary African Studies), Stephanie Rudwick (Univ Hradec Králové), Francois van Schalkwyk (African Minds), Justin Cox (African Books Collective), Jörg Wiegratz (ROAPE)
Stream:
Language and Literature
Location:
David Hume, Lecture Theatre A
Sessions:
Thursday 13 June, 10:45-12:15

Short abstract:

This roundtable considers the role of publications in reflecting, entrenching, or unsettling divides in African Studies: disciplinary, geographic, linguistic. It also foregrounds key publishing issues, including north-south relations, digital technologies, publishing models, funding frameworks.

Long abstract:

This roundtable considers the role of publications in reflecting, entrenching, or unsettling divides in African Studies: disciplinary (arts and humanities/social sciences/natural and physical sciences); geographic (North/Sub-Saharan Africa as area of study; 'Africanist'/African research, authorship, publishing); and linguistic (European, African, Asian, and other languages). It also foregrounds key publishing issues and developments of our time for debate: globalisation processes, north-south relations, digital technologies, publishing models including Open Access, funding frameworks like the European-led 'Plan S' for journals, publishing of research data, and virtual networks.