A call for abstracts in the middle of summer for a special issue of the journal Sources. Matériaux & Terrains en études africaines around the "sources of madness" coordinated by the team of the ERC project MaDAf ("Governing Madness in West Africa »): https://madaf.hypotheses.org/
The deadline for submission of abstracts is 30 September 2022
This proposal for a special dossier on the sources of madness in Africa (continent and diasporas) is part of the recent epistemological renewal of studies on mental disorder on the continent. It is based on the observation that reflections on the nature and diversity of sources mobilised in this field by researchers remain sparse and fragmentary. Anchored in an interdisciplinary and long-term perspective, this dossier aims to show the richness of the materials exploited, as much as to promote a reflection on sources often situated at the intersection of different mediations (medical, administrative, (post)colonial, etc.).
Here is the provisional timetable:
30 September 2022: submission of article proposals, consisting of a summary of about twenty lines with a provisional title, name(s), contact details and affiliations of the authors. An email address must be included.
The abstract must present the nature of the materials treated, briefly describe them, and give some contextualisation in relation to the discipline and the research question. Indicate the possibilities of online dissemination of the sources - in whole or in part.
1 November 2022: reply to the authors (acceptance or refusal)
1 March 2023: article sent
15 July 2023: send an evaluation report to the authors
1 October 2023: submission of final versions of the article
Spring 2024: release of the issue
Gina Aïtmehdi, Camille Evrard, Raphaël Gallien, Paul Marquis and Romain Tiquet