ABORNE Call for Blog Entries


 Call for Blog Entries

Deadline 10 July 2018


The African Borderlands Research Network is calling for entries to launch its new blog ‘Border Disputes’, at http://aborne.net

Too often our work is guarded by paying clients or sheltered behind costly pay walls. This blog is an attempt to remedy that. It revisits empirical material gathered in Africa to describe, in plain language, what was the point.

The re-launch of ABORNE is an opportunity in particular for PhD and Master’s students who are currently conducting or who have recently conducted academic fieldwork in Africa’s borderlands to showcase some of their more interesting findings. 

 All applications must:

  1. Be between 500 and 2000 words.
  2. Be focused on issues arising in the African Borderland context
  3. Contain a high resolution image that is not subject to copyright and can be published alongside the text

We prefer fresh empirical material, and see this as an opportunity for scholars to circulate their names and fresh ideas in anticipation of more substantial publications. All writing styles are welcome, and we encourage applicants to emphasise making their ideas and experiences as accessible as possible.

All applications should be sent to the Editor at abornetwork@gmail.com by 10 July 2018 

Please circulate widely, and we look forward to hearing from you,


The ABORNE team.

June 2018.