10th AND 11th AUGUST, 2015
Venue: Council chamber – University of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
Conference organization and source of Funding
The postgraduate conference in Dar es salaam can be considered part of REAL Training events because it received enough support from the project financially and administratively. Prof. David Anderson and Maxmillian Chuhila took the lead in organizing this event that was hosted at University of Dar es salaam Tanzania between 10th and 11th August 2015. We also received some fund from the Department of History – University of Warwick and Department of History – University of Dar es salaam. The REAL fund was used to enable some participants to attend the conference and a portion of it was used administratively to cover some editing costs for papers that merit publication.
REAL ESRs Participation
Six REAL ESRs participated in this conference and five of them presented papers from their ongoing research. The papers varied from semi-finished ones to early stage drafts. Out of the five papers from REAL ESRs, one of them is prepared for submission in a group of papers from the conference for consideration of publication in the Journal of Eastern African Studies. Others have sought other avenues for publication or have been busy or unable to work a paper for publication. (Find the attached conference programme – REAL participants are in green). Anna Shoemaker is not in the programme but she attended.
As we promised when we advertised our conference that we expected to publish papers coming out of the conference, we are making progress to make sure that the promise comes to reality. Eight to eleven papers will be submitted to the Journal of Eastern African Studies hopefully by or before January 2016. A group of other 5 five to 7 papers that its scope did not fit in JEAS are looked at for publication in the journal of Rural Landscapes published by University of Stockholm – Department of Human Geography. We are still waiting responses from the journal’s chief editor.