Promoting Zambian and Southern African Research Output: Publishing, Mentoring and Grant Writing Workshop

The workshop(s) for this project will take place in Zambia.

Research shows that the work of African-based scholars in the Humanities and Social Sciences is underrepresented in high-impact international academic journals. There are several explanations for this including a lack of research funding, difficulties in gaining access and exposure to academic journals, as well as challenges in accessing the institutional knowledge of the publishing process needed to submit to high-impact international journals.

This workshop addresses some of these problems by building upon existing networks and establishing a new mentoring scheme between early-career researchers in the Humanities and Social Sciences based predominantly in Zambia, but extending across Southern Africa, with senior academics and journal editors from across the region and the UK. The workshop is interdisciplinary and aims to enhance the capacity of early-career researchers in Zambia and Southern Africa through interactive and collaborative activities, which will prepare participants to write articles for high-impact international journals and secure external research funding.

Workshop Team: Dr Matthew Graham, University of Dundee; Dr Christopher Fevre, University of the Free State; Dr Hyden Munene, University of the Free State; Dr John Bwalya, Copperbelt University; Dr Rebekah Lee, Goldsmiths University of London

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