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Interdisciplinary Workshop “Celebrity and Protest in Africa and in the Anti-Apartheid Struggle,” Centre of African Studies Copenhagen 29-31 October, 2018. https://
The Nordic Africa Days 2018 will take place in Uppsala, Sweden, 19-21 September 2018, and the theme is African Mobilities – Reshaping narratives and practices of circulation and exchange. http://nai.uu.se/nad-2018/
Power, Silence and the production of History in Africa, Workshop, May 24, 2018, Leiden University, Institute for History. Abstracts 1 March firstname.lastname@example.org. https://www.
African Studies Association of the UK, The ASAUK 2018 conference (11-13 September 2018, University of Birmingham, UK) celebrates the diversity and interdisciplinarity of the study of Africa. Submissions 30 March 2018. http://www.
International conference: Africa, New Powers, Old Powers. Organized by: Department of Political and Social Studies, University of Bologna, and EADI Working Group on ‘Transitions in Southern Africa’. 4-5 May 2017. Abstracts and CV should be submitted to Henning Melber (email@example.com) and Arrigo Pallotti (firstname.lastname@example.org).
7th European Conference on African Studies ECAS: Urban Africa - Urban Africans: New encounters of the rural and the urban. The Centre for African Studies Basel and the Swiss Society for African Studies on behalf of AEGIS (Africa-Europe Group for Interdisciplinary Studies).
2017 North Eastern Workshop on Southern Africa. call for papers and discussants for the fourteenth North Eastern Workshop on Southern Africa (NEWSA). Scholars from all disciplines who are currently working on southern Africa (Angola, Botswana, Lesotho, Madagascar, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Swaziland, Zambia and Zimbabwe) can submit proposals. The meeting will be held at the Bishop Booth Conference Center in Burlington, Vermont, USA, October 5-8, 2017. Deadline for paper/panel proposals is February 1, 2017.
International Conference: Education for Life in Africa, May 19-20, 2017, The Hague University of Applied Sciences, NVAS, HHS, NUFFIC. http://afrikastudies.nl/cfp-education-for-life-in-africa-may-19-20-2017/#more-2837.
Document to Digital: How does Digitisation Aid African Research? Monday 11 September 2017 The National Library of Scotland. Abstracts of up to 500 words may be sent to Sarah Rhodes at email@example.com by 24 April 2017. http://scolma.org
The 60th Annual Meeting ASA Institutions: Creativity and Resilience in Africa. November 16 - 18, 2017 Chicago Marriott Downtown Magnificent Mile.
International Conference on The Humanities and Development in Africa. The Department of History, University of Ibadan, Ibadan, Nigeria organizes a two-day international conference, 6-9 July 2017, to provide an interdisciplinary platform for academics, researchers, policy makers, activists, students and professionals in humanistic studies to reevaluate the approaches and initiatives to Africa’s development, with special emphases on the humanistic perspectives. firstname.lastname@example.org.
From Africa Contact (Denmark),
The NARN General Meeting will take place at the Nordic Africa Institute on 21 September, 2018 at 12.15 (room to be announced). Latest day for member submissions of motions /proposals to the GM is 15 August, 2018 (att: email@example.com). NARN will also organise two events during NAD 2018: - One panel with presentation of the Nordic Africa Research Database, an introduction to the NOS-HS/HP facilities by Kim von Hackwitz of the Swedish Research Council, presentation of European research cooperation (AEGIS) plus one or two examples of Nordic Africa Research Cooperation - One presentation of the Nordic Journal of African Studies with its new Chief Editor Annika Teppo, Uppsala University.
Africa in Global Intellectual History. Friedrich-Meinecke-Institute, Freie Universität Berlin. 24/11/2018. Deadline: 31/08/2018.
19th Annual Africa Conference at the University of Texas at Austin (March 29 – 31, 2019). Convened by: Prof. Toyin Falola,
Eleventh Annual ASMEA Conference. The Middle East and Africa: Tradition, Evolution, and Revolution. November 01 - November 03, 2018 Washington, D.C. Key Bridge Marriott Hotel. Deadline: 30/04/2018. https://asmea.
Africa in the World: Shifting Boundaries and Knowledge Production. 25/05/2018 Johannesburg. African Studies Association. http://africanstudiesassociation.org/africa-in-theworld
Southern African Historical Society Biennial Conference, 21-23 June 2017, Wits University, Johannesburg. Prinisha Badassy: firstname.lastname@example.org. http://www.sahs.org.za.
17th Annual Africa Conference at University of Texas. Austin. March 31-April 2, 2017. email@example.com.
The Department of History, Political Science, Geography, & Africana Studies at Tennessee State University, Nashville, Tennessee, invites academics, independent scholars, policymakers, and graduate students to present scholarly papers at its fifth annual conference on the theme: Transformations in Africana Studies: Epistemology, Theory Building, and Methodology. April 6, 2017 to April 7, 2017.
International Conference of the International Society of History Didactics (ISHD) in conjunction with the South African Society for History Teaching (SASHT) Vanderbijlpark, Gauteng Province, South Africa, 13.-15. September 2017. http://ishd.co/conference_form/.