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D16
Country/region-specific knowledge development histories in Africa [initiated/coordinated by ASCL]
Convenors:
Marieke van Winden (conference organiser) (African Studies Centre Leiden)
Ton Dietz (ASC Leiden)
Stream:
D: Cases of regional and disciplinary specifics

Abstract:

This panel invites papers about long-term developments in knowledge institutionalization in specific countries or regions in Africa, with the aim of contributing to building histories of knowledge development. There will be a focus on recent developments and future prospects in individual African countries or regions. The panel will be linked to the attempt to present a database about the current knowledge infrastructure in all or major African countries.