Call for Papers
The International Congress Tropical knowledge in Mozambique: History, Memory and Science
is the result of the collaboration between research teams pertaining to various projects of the
Instituto de Investigação Científica Tropical (IICT), funded by the Fundação para a Ciência e a
Tecnologia (FCT) in the context of the History of Science Program. It intends to present studies
and data based upon research in progress in different academic disciplines, part of which was
produced in collaboration with Mozambican institutions.
In the context of East Africa, Mozambique stands at the crossroads of Oriental and Western
influences, and occupies an intermediate position between the Indian and Atlantic oceans,
which is borne out by the growing number of research and development projects. The
International Conference will serve as a platform in order to provide greater visibility for
academic researchers and their work, and thereby promote wider interest in the country while
taking into account the role played by scientific research in its development.
The International Conference will give priority to comparative and interdisciplinary approaches
that take into account historical, anthropological, sociological, cultural, economic, political,
biological and environmental perspectives, including technical aspects of the preservation of
its cultural heritage and collective memory. The meeting expects to provide a historical
perspective on local, regional and global issues, as well as recognizing the importance of
indigenous and scientific knowledge for present day Mozambique. The International
Conference will also include an exhibition of archival documents and objects which reflect
upon the diversity and multidisciplinary nature of the meeting’s approach while providing
novel insights into the wealth of sources used by researchers for their work on and in the
The meeting intends to contribute towards a better understanding of the past and present
situation of Mozambique, in order to help identify certain problems and challenges and discuss
possible solutions.
Proposed topic
Cultural and Scientific Heritage
Pre-Colonial History, Occupation and Slavery
Colonialism, Territory and Frontiers
Scientific Expeditions and Colonial Anthropology
Decolonization and Independence
Ethnobotany and Indigenous Medicine
Biodiversity, Management and Sustainable use of natural resources
Health and Nutrition
Climate Change and associated risks
Architecture and Urbanization
Literature, Culture and Education
Development Policies and Cooperation
Organizing Committee
Ana Canas (AHU – IICT)
Ana Cristina Roque (IICT)
Ana Ribeiro (IICT)
Conceição Casanova (IICT)
Eugénia Rodrigues (Centro de História – IICT)
Rui Figueira (JBT – IICT)
Vítor Rosado Marques (IICT)
Scientific Committee
Adelaide Agostinho (CIDE – Moçambique)
Alfaro Cardoso (IICT)
Ana Canas (AHU – IICT)
Ana Cristina Roque (IICT)
Ana Morgado (IICT)
Ana Vaz Milheiro (ISCTE – IUL, UAL, Dinâmia-CET)
Amélia Souto (CEA – Centro de Estudos Africanos / UEM -Moçambique)
Amílcar Soares (IST-UTL / Instituto Superior Técnico da Universidade Técnica de Lisboa)
Clara Landeiro (UNDP- United Nation Development Program – African Adaptation Program
(AAP-Moz) / Moçambique)
Cláudia Castelo (IICT)
Eduardo Medeiros (Universidade de Évora)
Eugénia Rodrigues (Centro de História – IICT)
Isabel Amaral (FCT-UNL – Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia da Universidade Nova de Lisboa)
Joel Tembe (AHM – Arquivo Histórico de Moçambique/ Moçambique)
José Capela (Universidade do Porto)
José Fialho (CEA / ISCTE-IUL e Universidade Lusófona)
José Mucombo (IMAF – Instituto do Mar e das Fronteiras / Moçambique)
Luís Goulão (IICT)
Maria Manuel Romeiras (JBT – IICT)
Olga Silva (FF-UL / Faculdade de Farmácia da Universidade de Lisboa)
Paulo Ferrinho (IHMT- Instituto de Higiene e Medicina Tropical da Universidade Nova de
Regina Cruz (IUCN – International Union for Conservation of Nature / Moçambique) Rui
Figueira (JBT – IICT)
Salomão Bandeira (DCB -Departamento de Ciências Biológicas / UEM -Moçambique)Vítor
Rosado Marques (IICT)
V. Zamparoni (Universidade Federal da Baía)
Promotion and Communication
Jean Pierre Contzen, ARB e ACL
Jorge Braga de Macedo, IICT, ACL e ARB
Rui Malhó, ACL
Teresa Albino, IICT
Isabel Lacerda
Lívia Ferrão
Laura Domingues
Teresa Vilela
Tiago Ribeiro
Contacts and information:
IICT/DCH: +351 213600580/1/2
[email protected]
The International Conference is open to all interested parties, researchers and the general
public. Paper proposals should be submitted, in English or Portuguese, to the following e-mail
address [email protected] The deadline for the submission of abstracts is 15th May
2012; notifications of acceptance will be sent out by the 15th June. The maximum allotted time
for presentations is 20 mins.
Rules of the submission of paper proposals:
Abstracts: in English or Portuguese, of between 300 and 500 words (Font: Calibri 11; 1, 5 line
spacing and double space between paragraphs) including between 2 and 5 keywords.
Proposals should include name of author, institutional affiliation and e-mail address.
Registration is mandatory and free; the organizers of the International Conference are
unable to provide funding for travel and accommodation expenses.