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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.
Call for Papers for the 7th International Interdisciplinary Conference, to be held in Nairobi, Kenya on June 28 to 30, 2017 at Multimedia University of Kenya. email@example.com. https://kenyasocialscienceforum.wordpress.com
Second Seminar on Transnational Connections in Southern Africa under the umbrella-theme Decolonizing and Post-Colonial Experiences, to be held at the University of Évora, Portugal, from October 12th to 14th, 2016. The seminar will be hosted by FCT Research Center in Political Science. The focus will be the connections between people, liberation movements and other organizations in the era of liberation struggles and post-colonial transitions in Southern Africa.
Call for Papers - The Nordic Africa Days. Paper proposals should be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org no later than 3 May 2016. Authors will be notified on acceptance by early June. For questions please contact email@example.com Tel. 0046 (0)18 471 52 45. NAD 2016 conference web page:
59th Annual Meeting of the ASA Imagining Africa at the Center: Bridging Scholarship, Policy, and Representation in African Studies December 1 - 3, 2016 Washington Marriott Wardman Park, Washington, DC.
111th ASA Annual Meeting Rethinking Social Movements: Can Changing the Conversation Change the World? 111th ASA Annual Meeting, August 20-23, 2016 in Seattle, Washington State Convention Center.
African Arts and Literatures 8 Wednesday evenings in Leiden, for instance edenesday June 8 Archives and Curating with Christine Eyene and Renée Mussai: Archival Matters - Curatorial Practice and the Postcolonial Archive. A collaboration between Studium Generale, Leiden University, the Research Center for Material Culture, the Tropenmuseum, Afrika Museum and Museum Volkenkunde, the African Studies Centre and the University of Amsterdam.
Columbia University is gearing up for the African Economic Forum on April 2nd, 2016. This year’s conference, A Continent Connecting: Solutions from Within, will build upon last year’s theme of Build Africa, Beyond Potential, providing an opportunity for fresh views and further discussion about African innovations to African problems. Website at AEF2016.com.
2016 Northeastern Workshop on Southern Africa. All disciplines who are currently working on southern Africa. The meeting will be held at the Bishop Booth Conference Center in Burlington, Vermont (USA), April 15-17, 2016. Deadline for paper and/or panel proposals is August 30, 2015. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
‘Rethinking “Apartheid’s Golden Age”: South Africa, c1966-1979’, Colloquium to be held at the University of Pretoria, 20 June 2016. Abstract Deadline: 1 December 2015. email@example.com.
Rhythms of Life: Youth and Popular Culture in a Changing South Africa 13-14 November 2015. University of the Western Cape, Cape Town.
The Africa Conference 2016: Creativity, Culture and Identity in Africa and the African Diaspora. University of Texas, Austin March 24-27, 2016. The deadline for submitting paper proposals is November 30, 2015. Proposals should include a 250-word abstract. Please submit all abstracts to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Southern African Pasts before the Colonial Era, their Archives and Ongoing Present/Presence 16, 17, 18, July, 2015 Archive and Public Culture Research Initiative University of Cape Town.
Life in the Windhoek Old Location Remembering December 10, 1959. Presenter Henning Melber, Discussant Marianne Millstein. This presentation offers a short social history of the Old Location. It is based on archival studies in Windhoek, Basel and Wuppertal. It summarizes what the people were seeking to defend when resisting the removal to Katutura. It thereby offers insights in the meaning of the community in existence at the Old Location from a perspective of nation building. Wednesday 10 December 13.15 –15.00 hrs. The Nordic Africa Institute, Villavägen 6, Uppsala.
Monday 8 December, 19.30-22.00 ASC Annual Public Event ‘Shades’ by Phillippa Yaa de Villiers, South Africa. Shades, a lecture-cum-poetry recital-cum-performance that explores race, identity and politics in present-day South Africa. Read Phillippa’s poem Shades on our website. Treat yourself to a South African meal (bobotie) Venue: Auditorium F0.015/17, Hogeschool Leiden, Zernikedreef 11, Leiden.
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Southern African Historical Society Biennial Conference, 21-23 June 2017, Wits University, Johannesburg. Prinisha Badassy: email@example.com. http://www.sahs.org.za.
17th Annual Africa Conference at University of Texas. Austin. March 31-April 2, 2017. firstname.lastname@example.org.
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/.
The Nordic Africa Research Network, NARN, will hold its first General Meeting will on 22 September, at 15.15, 2016, in the NAI building (room of Gender Studies), Uppsala, Sweden. NAI will organise a get-together in the evening. On 23 September, NARN will organise a workshop on "How to communicate research on Africa" at 16.00 - 18.00. See NARN website. The workshop will take place in Blåsenhus sal 12:128.
Autochthony, allochthony and belonging: Migration, xenophobia and social cohesion in the Southern African region. 21-25 August 2016, Beijing China. www.igc2016.org/dct/page/70047.
3 June 2016, 15.00-17.00 Venue: Roskilde University: Project Launch: 'Getting out of the Learning Trap: African-owned firms building capabilities in global value chains' (AFRICAP).
Student Revolts in South Africa Public Lecture by South African Professor Barney Pityana. Uppsala Association of International Affairs (UF). Venue: Ekonomikum, Kyrkogårdsgatan 10, Uppsala Time: Thursday 7 April, 6:15 pm.
From the South African Ambassador to Denmark: Dear Friends of South Africa, We have the honour to invite you to a presentation by Ms Nomaindiya Mfeketo, the South African Deputy Minister for International Relations and Cooperation, to activists in the struggle against Apartheid, the African and BRICS Diplomatic Corps and Friends of South Africa. The Deputy Minister would like to once again thank those who were involved in the struggle against Apartheid and also use the opportunity to update the meeting on the latest developments in South Africa as well as in its foreign policy. Thursday, 15 October 2015 Afrika Kontakt, Norrebrogade 52C 2tv 2200 16h00 to 18h00 Ambassador Zindziswa N Mandela. RSVP necessary.
Invitation to Launch of African Economic Outlook 2015 - Growth, job creation, youth and migration This seminar will provide an opportunity to discuss some of the findings and predictions from this year’s African Economic Outlook report, prepared by the African Development Bank, OECD and UNDP, with the researchers behind the report. Wednesday 7 October 2015 13:00 - 16:00. Venue: Eigtveds Pakhus, Asiatisk Plads 2G, 1448 København K.
Looking Back, Looking Ahead. Land, agriculture and society in East Africa Seminar and launch of a Festschrift for Kjell Havnevik. Tuesday 15 September 2015 14.15 –16. 30. Reception: 16.30 -17.30. The Nordic Africa Institute, Villavägen 6, Uppsala.
Measures of Control: Managing Migration in the 21. Century Centre for Advanced Migration Studies (AMIS) and IMISCOE jointly organize a conference on controlling migration, University of Copenhagen, 18-19. February 2016. Abstracts of no more than 250 words should be submitted to email@example.com. The deadline for submissions is 15. October 2015.
Africa seminar at the Centre of African Studies, University of Copenhagen, Købmagergade 46, 4th, 26 February 2015, 15:15-17:00 Place: Aud. 12, 4th floor: The Idea of Apartheid. By Professor Saul Dubow, Queen Mary, University of London The history of apartheid has attracted enormous attention, scholarly and otherwise, not least in respect of its ideological underpinnings. In this seminar I propose to look at the idea of apartheid and its ramifications, intellectual and political. Discussant for this seminar is Dr. Hans Erik Stolten. The seminar will be facilitated by Amanda Hammar, Director/MSO Professor at the Centre of African Studies. Announcement: http://teol.ku.dk/cas/Calendar/260215/.
Panel discussion Wednesday 25 February 16.00 - 17.30, University of Copenhagen, the Ceremonial Hall: Reflections on South Africa - 25 years after Mandela's Release. Jesper Strudsholm, former Africa-correspondent for the Danish newspaper Politiken, Amanda Hammar, Director/MSO Professor at the Centre of African Studies, University of Copenhagen, Saul Dubow, Professor of African History at Queen Mary, University of London, Lykke Friis Prorector at the University of Copenhagen and chairman of the Danish Foreign Policy Society. Registration is necessary.
Workshop: The Perception of Apartheid in Western Europe, 1960-1990. May 7-9, 2015, University of Copenhagen. Organiser Prof. Dr. Detlef Siegfried, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Newspaper articles on NAI: Af Morten Bøås, professor och forskningschef vid det samhällsvetenskapliga forskningsinstitutet FAFO /AIS i Oslo. I Uppsala Nya Tidning, UNT, 8/9 2013: Nordiska Afrikainstitutets framtid som nordiskt forskningscentrum är hotad. De nordiska länderna verkar inte bry sig särskilt mycket om institutets öde. Det är kortsiktig politik, skriver Morten Bøås.
Workshop: Twenty Years of South African Constitutionalism Call for Papers: Workshop on “Constitutional Rights, Judicial Independence and the Transition to Democracy: Twenty Years of South African Constitutionalism,” Thursday, November 13, 2014 – Sunday, November 16, 2014. To convene at New York Law School. Contact Stephen Ellmann, email@example.com. Drafts papers will need to be submitted by no later than October 13, 2014.