Early Career Scholars Writing Workshop in Southern Africa: networking and capacity building

The workshop(s) for this project will take place in Zambia and broader South Africa region - workshop in South Africa.
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Supporting early career researchers based in southern Africa, the workshop will be integrated into an academic conference in Lusaka, Zambia in 2023. The workshop will provide in-person mentoring, expertise from journal board members and editors, publisher representatives, and wrap-around on-line support. This workshop builds on previous writing workshops supported by the Journal of Southern African Studies (JSAS), which have developed capacity for early career scholars to present papers for discussion and eventual publication. Participants will be selected from Zambia and the broader Southern African region, with a particular focus on states and institutions with lower rates of publishing in international journals. The workshop is a key platform for capacity development in the region, including networking with regionally based academics and research institutions. It seeks to develop a cadre of scholars confidently engaged in writing and publishing in the social sciences and humanities.

Workshop team: Dr Sara Rich Dorman, University of Edinburgh; Dr Marja Hinfelaar, Southern African Institute for Policy and Research; Dr Andrew Bowman, University of Edinburgh; Dr Patience Mususa, The Nordic Africa Institute.

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