Call for Abstracts: Graduate Students’ Conference, 2017

09 Mar, 2017,

The Makerere Institute of Social Research (MISR) announces its third Graduate Students’ Conference slated for 28-29 July 2017 for students writing their doctoral dissertation. The conference is an opportunity to present their original findings, engaging strong archival and empirical research. All work has to be original, not papers written from secondary work.

The conference shall take place at MISR, Makerere University in Kampala, Uganda.


Thematic areas of the conference:

Political Studies

Cultural Studies

Historical Studies

Political Economy

Interdisciplinary work is highly encouraged.


Interested scholars should submit abstracts (300 words, maximum) to:

Esibo Omaada:

Joseph Kasule:


Abstracts deadline: 4th May 2017

Selection and Notification: 18th May 2017

Paper Submissions: 16th July 2017.


Funding (including accommodation, transport, and meals) is limited to participants from within the Eastern Africa region.