We invite papers of up to 5000 words by 26 January 2015 from 1) emerging researchers based in Africa and from the African diaspora with research experience of at most five years post PhD on 31st December 2014 as sole or first author; and 2) established researchers based in Africa and from the African diaspora.  Approximately two thirds of the papers in the colloquium will be from emerging researchers. In selecting presentations we will consider the relevance to the colloquium call, the quality of the proposal, the originality of the research and relevance to African contexts.