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Conferences in 2013

  • African Literature Association: 39th Annual ALA Conference "Literature, Liberation and the Law," March 20-25, 2013, Charleston, South Carolina (Co-sponsored by Program of Carolina Low Country & Atlantic World, College of Charleston)
  • 20th Anniversary New York African Film Festival, April-May 2013  (AFF, New York)
  • 5th International Conference on Bantu Languages, June 12-15, 2013, Paris, France
  • Colloque international et interdisciplinaire sur la "Biodiversité végétale et les ressources thérapeutiques dans le Sahel," Université Cheikh Anta Diop II, Dakar, Sénégal, du 10 au 12 décembre 2013 (Observatoire Hommes-Milieux International, Tessékéré (Ferlo), Dakar-Fann, Sénégal)
  • "Black Portraiture[s]: The Black Body in the West," January 17-20, 2013, Paris, France (An international conference co-sponsored by New York University-Paris, W.E.B. Du Bois Institute at Harvard University, Cornell University, Musée du quai Branly, FSHM, and L’Ecole Nationale Superieure des Beaux Arts)
  • Boston University, African Studies Center: 21st Annual Graduate Student Conference in African Studies, March 29-30, 2013 (Boston, Massachusetts)
  • Canadian Association of African Studies: 43rd Annual CAAS Conference, "Africa Communicating: Digital Technologies, Representation, Power," May 1-3, 2013, Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada
    The deadline for proposals was February 25, 2013.
  • Centre d'études des mondes africains (Paris, France): Colloque international "Yves Person (1925-1982), un historien de l'Afrique engagé dans son temps," du 20 au 21 juin 2013
    ",,,à l’initiative de ses collègues et de ses anciens élèves. Ce colloque a pour objet d’effectuer un retour à Yves Person et à son oeuvre d’historien de l’Afrique alliant à une exploitation rigoureuse des archives celle des sources orales."
    --Veuillez voir aussi, le blog officiel: Yves Person historien: son oeuvre sur l'Afrique et la Bretagne (Dr. Charles Becker, Marina Lafay et allii., via
  • Columbia University: 10th Annual African Economic Forum, "Africa Ignited: Exploring Ideas, Shaping Outcomes,", March 1-2, 2013 (Columbia Business School, New York)
  • Columbia University Libraries, Center for Digital Research and Scholarship: Legacies of Aimé Césaire: The Work of Man Has Only Just Begun, December 5-6, 2013
    A 2-day "researchathon" and public forum
    --See also: Working Comprehensive Bibliography on Césaire (Zotero-based)
  • Conference on "The Durban Moment: Revisiting Politics, Labour, Youth, and Resistance in the 1970s," February 21-23, 2013, Rhodes University, Grahamstown, South Africa (via SAHO--South African History Online, Pretoria and Cape Town, South Africa)
    Registration and abstracts and papers are availalble online.
  • EthicMedAfrique : Nouveaux enjeux éthiques du médicament en Afrique, 1-2 juil. 2013, Dakar, Sénégal: Echanges pluridisciplinaires (sciences sociales, juridiques et santé publique) autour de l'éthique du médicament en Afrique de l'ouest et du centre.
    • Compte-rendu scientifique du colloque 11 pages en format PDF
    • Résumés 60 pages en format PDF
  • Etonnants Voyageurs, Festival International du Livre et du Film: Les États Généreux des Littératures Africaines, 13-17 fevrier 2013, Brazzaville, Congo Palais des Congrés, Institut Français du Congo (via Saint-Malo, France)
    Veuillez voir aussi: le programme 48 pages en format PDF
  • ECAS 2013: 5th European Conference on African Studies--"African Dynamics in a Multipolar World," June 27-29, 2013, Lisbon, Portugal
    The deadline for proposals is January 16, 2013!
    The conference is organized by Centro de Estudos Africanos-Instituto Universitário de Lisboa (ISCTE-IUL)) on behalf of AEGIS, the Africa-Europe Group for Interdisciplinary Studies.
  • FESPACO: Pan African Film and Television Festival of Ouagadougou (Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso)
    The 23rd edition of FESPACO will take place from February 23-March 3, 2013.
    The official site in French: "Created in 1969 in Ouagadougou, on the initiative of a few film enthusiasts, it became an institution on January 7th 1972 by decree in Burkina Faso, because of the enthusiasm and the hope it created among the public and filmmakers in Africa. It is biennial; starting on the last Saturday in February every odd year." The site includes information about award-winning films from 2009 and previous festival years.
  • 15th Annual Harlem Book Fair, New York, July 19-20, 2013 (via QBR.Com, New York)
    "The nation's largest African American literary event celebrating family literacy, community empowerment, and community cooperation." The program includes outdoor exhibits, panel discussions, and other events.
    --See especially: Author Panels at the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, July 20, 2013, 11:50am-7:15pm (Co-sponsored by Columbia University School of the Arts)
  • Harvard University, Africa Business Club: Africa Business Conference "Redefining Africa: The Emergence of a New African Story," February 15-17, 2013, Harvard Business School (Cambridge, Massachusetts)
  • Indian Ocean World Centre, McGill University: "Histories of Medicine in the Indian Ocean World," 26-27 April 2013 (Montréal, Québec, Canada)
  • 45th Annual Liberian Studies Association Conference on "The Human Aspect of Development in Liberia: Steps, Strategies, and Sustainability," April 4-7, 2013, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, New Jersey (via Mario Einaudi Center for International Studies, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York)
  • New York University: NYU Africa Economic Forum, April 6, 2013
    Presented by the NYU Stern African Business Club and NYU Africa House, in collaboration with Council of Young African Leaders and Vital Voices.
  • Organization of Women Writers of Africa: "Yari Yari Ntoaso: Continuing the Dialogue," An International Symposium in Accra, Ghana, May 16-19, 2013 In association with New York University's Accra Program and the Mbaasem Foundation.
  • Southeastern Regional Seminar in African Studies (SERSAS): Fall 2013 Conference--"Africa and the Atlantic World," 27-28 September 2013, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina
    The proposal deadline is August 1, 2013.
  • University of California, Los Angeles: "Migration and Sociopolitical Mobility in Africa and the African Diasporas," An International Conference Honoring Edward A. Alpers, April 11, 2013 (UCLA African Studies Center, Los Angeles)
    --See also: April 12, 2013
  • Yale University: "Africa's Green Future: Nurturing the Vision of Wangari Maathai," September 19-20, 2013 (New Haven, Connecticut)
    --Co-sponsored by Yale University School of Forestry & Environmental Studies and the Africa Student Interest Group


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Conferences in 2005

  • Africa-Europe Group for Interdisciplinary Studies: AEGIS European Conference on African Studies, June 29-July 3, 2005, School of Oriental and African Studies and the Institute of Commonwealth Studies, London, UK
    The "call for papers" deadline is November 1, 2004 [panel themes already determined]. See also: AEGIS Home Page.
  • África e a Europa: Resolução de Conflitos, Governação et Integração Regional, 30-31 de Maio de 2005, Lisboa, Portugal (Instituto de Estudos Estratégicos e Internacionais, Lisboa)
  • AFRILEX--African Association for Lexicography:
    10th International Conference & Workshop on 'Monolingual Dictionaries for Africa', 13-15 July 2005, Sesiu sa Sesotho Dictionary Unit, Free State University, Bloemfontein, South Africa
    (via University of Pretoria, South Africa)
    The deadline for proposals is March 15, 2005.
  • African Association of Political Science -- 15th Biennial Congress, 19-21 September 2005, Cairo, Egypt (Pretoria, South Africa)
  • 7th African Crop Science Society Conference, 5-9 December 2005, Kampala, Uganda Sponsored by the Faculty of Agriculture, Makerere University, Kampala, Uganda.
  • African Network of Scientific and Technological Institutions: 1st African Regional Conference of Vice Chancellors, Provosts, and Deans of Science, Engineering and Technology, 15-17 November 2005, Accra, Ghana(UNESCO Nairobi Office, Kenya)
  • African Studies Association of Australasia and the Pacific: 28th Annual AFSAAP 2005 Conference -- "Africa: Peace, Progress, Passion and Sustainability", 25-27 November 2005, University of New England, Armidale, New South Wales, Australia (via Faculty of Social Sciences, Flinders University, Adelaide, Australia)
  • African Studies Association of the United States: "Health, Knowledge, and the Body/Politic in Africa and the African Diaspora", 48th Annual Meeting, November 17-20, 2005, Washington, DC (via Rutgers University, New Brunswick, New Jersey)
    These pages include the "call-for-papers", theme statement, registration information, --and-- online proposal submissions. The deadline for proposals is March 15, 2005.
  • African Visions 2005 -- "Think Africa: a Festival of African Literature, Culture, and Politics", October 15-16, 2005 In association with The British Library.(The Africa Centre, London, UK)
    "As the climax of the Africa 05 literature season, this 2 day festival will explore some of the best New Writing in Africa today, and celebrate great writing from a number of Africa’s best known writers. During the festival there will be an announcement from the NOMA Award for African publishing, Africa’s most established book award, and the UK launch of the exciting Kenyan-based New Writing magazine ‘Kwani?’. There will be sessions on current affairs: the G8 and Africa, Sudan, and South Africa. There will also be a session looking at diversity and representation in children's publishing."
    See also:African Visions Tour, October 8-17, 2005 in England.
  • Africana Librarians' Council:  ALC Spring Meeting, May 5-7, 2005, Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois
  • 2nd South African AIDS Conference, 7-10 June 2005, International Conference Centre, Durban, South Africa
    The deadline for abstract submissions and registration is February 28, 2005. The site includes a link to information from the First SA AIDS Conference of August 2003.
  • "Amajuba: Like Doves We Rise", The Alexander Kasser Theater, Montclair, New Jersey, June 15-26, 2005: created and directed by Yael Farber, written in collaboration with the cast, based on their life experiences in South Africa. (Montclair State University, Montclair, New Jersey)
  • Réseau Sénégalais "Droit, Ethique, Santé": Premières Journées de Bioéthique de Dakar pour l'Afrique de l'Ouest et du Centre, du 11 au 13 juillet 2005 (Dakar, Sénégal)
    L'introduction sur la thèmatique et le programme (en formats WORD et PDF).
  • CODESRIA: Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa: "'Lusophonie' in Africa: History, Democracy and Integration" International Colloquium, 28-30 April 2005, Luanda, Angola: Call for Papers. (Dakar, Senegal) PDF format
    The deadline for abstracts/proposals is January 30, 2005.
  • VIII Colóquio Internacional "Estados, poderes e identidades na África Subsariana" -- África de Língua Portuguesa: 30 anos de independências, 5-6 Maio 2005, Porto, Portugal (Centro de Estudos Africanos, Universidade do Porto, Portugal)
  • FESPACO 2005--19ème Festival Panafricain du Cinéma et de la Télévision de Ouagadougou = 19th Pan African Film and Television Festival of Ouagadougou, 26 February -- 5 March 2005 (Burkina Faso)
  • Festival de Jazz de Saint-Louis du Sénégal: du 4 au 7 mai 2005 (via France)
    Sur ce site officiel du festival, on peut trouver les informations les plus utiles à propos de cet événement annuel. De plus, on peut lire des petites lectures générales sur quelques artistes qui ont donné des représentations au festival dans le passé.
  • FESTEL--4ème Festival Africain de Télévision, Yaoundé, Cameroun, du 16 au 22 juillet 2005
    "Le FESTEL est l'unique festival de télévision internationale de la sous région Afrique centrale. Il intègre à la fois: la compétition TV; des espaces de réflexion et d'échanges; la bourse des programmes TV;des espaces d'animation et de projection audiovisuelle."
  • G8 Summit Meetings at Gleneagles, Scotland, UK -- July 2005
    • G8 Summit 2005, Gleneagles, Scotland -- Official Site
    • G8 Information Centre (University of Toronto Library, Toronto, Canada)
  • Thirteenth Annual Graduate Research Conference in African Studies, March 18-19, 2005, Boston University, African Studies Center, Boston, Massachusetts
    The deadline for abstracts is February 27, 2005.
    "The Graduate Research Conference in Africa is an interdisciplinary conference intended for students at all levels of their graduate careers. Our aim is to provide a comfortable and informal atmosphere in which graduate students can present research and have the opportunity to receive valuable feedback from their peers. In past years, participants have presented dissertation chapters, methodological papers, research proposals, and outlines of works in progress."
  • "Highway Africa 2005: Reinforcing Journalism in the Information Society", 12-14 September 2005, Grahamstown, South Africa (via Rhodes University)
    This conference website includes selected texts from the proceedings.

  • ICASA 2005: 14th International Conference on AIDS & STIs in Africa, 4-9 December 2005, Abuja, Nigeria = CISMA 2005: Conférence internationale sur le SIDA et les maladies sexuellement transmissibles en Afrique
    The regular registration deadline is November 15, 2005.
  • 34th Annual International African Arts Festival, July 1-4, 2005, Brooklyn, New York
  • Interrogating the African Diaspora: African Diaspora Identities -- Graduate Summer Seminar 2005 for M.A. and Ph.D. Students, Florida International University, Miami, Florida African-New World Studies Program.
    The deadline for applications is February 15, 2005.
  • Jomba! Contemporary Dance Experience, 19-28 August 2005, University of KwaZulu- Natal, Durban (Centre for Creative Arts, University of KwaZulu-Natal, Durban, South Africa)
    The site provides information on the upcoming festival and links to highlights from the previous programmes since 2000.
  • Live 8 Concerts -- The Long Walk to Justice, July 2-6, 2005
  • 4th Multilateral Initiative on Malaria Pan-African Conference -- "New Strategies Against an Ancient Scourge" = << Nouvelles stratégies contre un ancien fléau >>, 13 au 18 novembre, 2005, Yaoundé, Cameroun (MIM, Stockholm, Sweden)
    See also: past MIM conferences in Arusha, Tanzania; Dakar, Senegal; and Durban, South Africa.
  • 4th Nigeria International Book Fair, "Publishing in Indigenous Languages", Lagos, Nigeria, 10-14 May 2005 (Nigeria Book Fair Trust, Ikeja, Nigeria)
  • Organization for Social Science Research in Eastern and Southern Africa 8th Congress "Call for Abstracts"--International Aid, Trade and Development in Africa: The Search for a Development Paradigm, 21-23 November 2005, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
    The deadline for "abstracts": August 31, 2005.
  • 12th Congress of the Panafrican Archaeological Association for Prehistory and Related Studies, 3-10 July 2005, University of Botswana, Gaborone. Sponsored by the Archaeology Unit, Department of History.
    The deadline for abstracts is November 30, 2004.
  • "The Portuguese Atlantic: Africa, Cape Verde and Brazil" Conferência em Mindelo, São Vicente, Cabo Verde, 6-10 July 2005 (via Centro de Estudos Africanos, Lisbon, Portugal)
    A "call for papers" with the deadline for abstracts set at March 15, 2005.
  • Symposium on "Pre-Colonial African History in a Post-Colonial Age", University of Wisconsin African Studies Program @ 45, March 11-13, 2005, Madison, Wisconsin
    The website features general information and the program; no papers or abstracts available to the public.
  • 6èmes Rencontres Africaines de la Photographie, du 10 novembre au 10 décembre 2005, Bamako, Mali En collaboration avec le Ministère de la Culture du Mali. (Association Française d'Action Artistique, Paris, France)
    "Pendant un mois, la photographie africaine, au travers de nombreuses expositions, ateliers, séminaires, projections et autres événements festifs investira la capitale malienne et certains de ses lieux comme le Musée national du Mali, le Palais de la Culture, le Musée du District, le Centre culturel français..."
    -- Voir aussi: Maison Africaine de la Photographie (Bamako, Mali): 6ème édition des Rencontres Africaines de la Photographie
  • Symposium on "Pre-Colonial African History in a Post-Colonial Age", University of Wisconsin African Studies Program @ 45, March 11-13, 2005, Madison, Wisconsin
    The website features general information and the program; no papers or abstracts available to the public.
  • Tierno Bokar -- U.S. Premiere, March 30 - April 26, 2005, Barnard Hall, Barnard College, Columbia University, New York.
  • 9th Time of the Writer = Le Temps des Ecrivains, International Festival, 4-9 April 2005, Durban, South Africa (Centre for Creative Arts, University of KwaZulu-Natal, Durban, South Africa)
    This site provides information about the programme, the participants, festivals from previous years, and related links.
  • "UDI 40 Years On: Liberation, Confrontation and Co-operation" -- A Conference to Mark the 40th Anniversary of the Rhodesian Unilateral Declarartion of Independence, 21-22 September 2005, University of Cambridge (Centre of African Studies, University of Cambridge, UK)
  • World Summit on the Information Society, Tunis, Tunisia, 16-18 November 2005 = Sommet mondial sur la société de l'information, Tunis 2005 (International Telecommunication Union, Geneva, Switzerland)

Conferences in 2004

  • AFRILEX--African Association for Lexicography:  9th International Conference & Workshop on The Dictionary and Language Development, 18-23 July 2004, Omar Bongo University, Libreville, Gabon (via Department of African Languages, University of Pretoria, South Africa)
    The deadline for proposals is March 15, 2004. See also, the  first circular = première circulaire.
  • Conference on  "African Development and Poverty Reduction: The Macro-Micro Linkage," Somerset West, South Africa, 13-15 October 2004. Co-sponsored by the Development Policy Research Unit, University of Cape Town, Trade and Industrial Policy Strategies, and Cornell University--USA. (Cape Town, South Africa)
  • 30th Anniversary African Literature Association Conference, 14-18 April 2004, University of Wisconsin, Madison
    • ALA homepage (via Drexel University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania)
      The homepage includes general information about ALA conferences and issues. Note: The "ALA Bulletin" is available online ONLY for ALA members.
    • See also: The African Literature Association's 29th Annual Conference: "Of Lighthouses and Libraries: History ReLit", Alexandria, Egypt, March 19-23, 2003 (University of Dayton, Ohio and the Bibliotheca Alexandrina, Egypt)
  • African Studies Association of Australasia and the Pacific: "'African Renewal, African Renaissance': New Perspectives on Africa's Past and Africa's Present"--27th Annual and International Conference, 26-28 November 2004, University of Western Australia, Perth, Australia
    • AFSAAP Home Page
  • African Studies Association of the United States:
    "The Power of Expression: Identity, Language, and Memory in Africa and the Diaspora", November 11-14, 2004, 47th Annual Meeting, New Orleans, Louisiana

    ( << Le pouvoir de l'expression: l'identité, la langue et la mémoire en Afrique et dans sa diaspora >>.) via Rutgers University, New Brunswick, New Jersey.
    • The home page of the ASA, with online membership and pre-registration for the 2004 conference; plus links to the 2003 and 2002 annual meeting and to commissioned papers from "Colloquium on African and North American Higher Education".
    • 2004 Annual Meeting Preliminary Program
  • "African Studies : Paradigms, Pedagogy, and Partnerships" October 7-9, 2004 -- Call for Papers, Grand Valley State University, Grand Rapids, Michigan. Sponsored by the Department of African and African American Studies at GVSU, in association with the Department of African Studies, University of Cape Coast, Ghana.
  • Africana Librarians Council Spring Meeting, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, May 6-8, 2004 (via University of Michigan Libraries, Ann Arbor, Michigan)
    • "...founded in 1957 as the Archives/Libraries Committee as part of the African Studies Association (ASA). Members of ASA whether they are librarians, archivists or documentalists working with materials from and about Africa or scholars interested in the preservation of or access to Africana may join the ALC."
    • ALC Home Page (via The Library of Congress, Washington, DC)
  • Amilcar Cabral Symposium, 9-12 September 2004, Praia, Cape Verde (via CODESRIA-Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa, Dakar, Senegal)
    This web page offers a biography, a bibliography, and related information. See also: Sympósio Internacional Amilcar Cabral, Praia, 9 a 12 de Setembro de 2004.
  • Arquivo Histórico de Moçambique: IV Reunião Internacional de História de Africa -- "Africa e Dinâmicas no Periodo Colonial", de 8 a 11 de Setembro 2004, Universidade Eduardo Mondlane, Maputo, Mozambique
  • DAK'ART 2004: La Biennale de l'Art Africain Contemporain, du 7 mai au 7 juin 2004, Dakar, Sénégal
    "L'exposition internationale d'Art Africain Contemporain de la Biennale de Dakar 2004 présentera le travail de 33 artistes et de 5 designers venus de 16 pays d'Afrique...comprend un large éventail de stratégies d'expression allant de la peinture à l'installation, en passant par la performance, la sculpture, l'art vidéo et les média interactifs."
  • International Conference on A Decade of Freedom: Celebrating the Role of the International Anti-Apartheid Movement in South Africa's Freedom Struggle, 10-13 October 2004, Durban, South Africa. Sponsored by the University of Kwazulu-Natal.
  • Historical Society of Ghana: 2004 Annual Conference, 14-18 July 2004, University of Ghana, Legon -- "Tradition and Modernity in Ghanaian Urbanization" (via Ghana Studies Council, Texas A & M University, College Station, Texas)
    The "call for papers" announcement (PDF format). The deadline for proposals is March 14, 2004.
  • ICT Conference--"Building the ICT Capacity of African Universities for Promoting Development", November 19-20, 2004, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York
  • Conference of Intellectuals from Africa and the Diaspora (CIAD), 7-9 October 2004, Dakar, Senegal = Conférence des Intellectuels d'Afrique et de la Diaspora (African Union, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia)
  • Library & Information Association of South Africa: LIASA Seventh Annual Conference "Libraries and Democracy: The Vital Link", 27 September-1 October 2004, Polokwane, Limpopo Province, South Africa
  • Mali Symposium on Applied Sciences, Bamako, August 2-5, 2004 = Symposium Malien sur les Sciences Appliquées (Maliwatch, Bamako, Mali)
    Le site offre une liste des participants, les résumés de leurs présentations, et autres liens utils -- y compris les résumés des colloques précédents (2000 et 2002).
  • Marrakech : << Le rôle et la place des médias dans la société de l'information en Afrique et dans les pays arabes >> -- Conférence internationale de suivi du sommet mondial sur la société de l'information, du 22 au 24 novembre 2004 Sommet Mondial sur la Société de l'Information, Genève 2003 -- Tunis 2005. (Maroc, Ministère de la Communication, Rabat)
  • New York University: Spotlight on Africa -- Seminars in 2004 (New York)
  • 3rd Nigeria International Book Fair, Lagos, Nigeria, 6-10 May 2004 (Nigeria Book Fair Trust, Ikeja, Nigeria)
  • Organisation Internationale de la Francophonie: Xème Sommet de la Francophonie, Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, du 26 au 27 novembre 2004 (Paris, France)
  • Organisation Internationale de la Francophonie: Colloque << Développement durable: leçons et perspectives >>, 1er au 4 juin 2004, Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso
  • World Economic Forum:  Africa Economic Forum, 2-4 June 2004, Maputo, Mozambique (Geneva, Switzerland)
  • "Yari Yari Pamberi: Black Women Writers Dissecting Globalization" October 12-16, 2004, New York University, New York (via Organization of Women Writers of Africa, New York)

Conferences in 2003

  • 5th Annual African Development Finance Conference and Awards 2003, 8-9 October 2003, Johannesburg, South Africa (via Africa Centre for Investment Analysis, University of Stellenbosch, Bellville, South Africa)
  • African Studies Association of Australasia and the Pacific -- "Africa on a Global Stage: Politics, History, Economics & Culture," October 1-3, 2003, Flinders University, Adelaide, Australia (via Flinders University)
    • Past AFSAAP conferences
  • African Studies Association of the United States, 46th Annual Meeting, October 30-November 2, 2003, Boston, Massachusetts: "Youthful Africa in the 21st Century" -- Final Program (via Rutgers University, New Brunswick, New Jersey)
  • African Association of Political Science, Congress Call: XIV AAPS Biennial Congress, June 26-28, 2003 -- "New Visions for Development in Africa", Durban, South Africa
  • African Telecom Summit: Technologies, Networks and Applications for Least Cost Access," 12-14 March 2003. Maputo, Mozambique (via African Telecom Summit, Accra, Ghana)
  • "African Urban Spaces: History and Culture", 28-30 March 2003, University of Texas, Austin (Department of History, University of Texas, Austin)
  • "Chieftaincy in Africa: Culture, Governance, and Development", Accra, Ghana, January 6-10, 2003. Co-sponsored by The Institute of African Studies, University of Ghana, Legon and The Centre of African Studies, Cambridge University, UK.
  • CODESRIA -- Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa:  30th Anniversary Conference, Grand Finale, December 10-12, 2003, Dakar, Senegal: "Intellectuals, Nationalism and the Pan African Ideal."
  • Colloque International << Le droit à l'éducation: quelles effectivités au Sud et au Nord? >>, du 8 au 12 mars 2004, Université de Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso (via Association Francophone d'Education Comparée--AFEC, Paris, France)
  • Colloque International << Histoire Nationale, Cultures et Identités Ethniques >>, avril 2004, Université de Lomé, Togo
    Un appel à communications et les informations générales: les propositions de communications seront reçues jusqu'au 1er novembre 2003.
  • Corporate Council on Africa:  2003 US-Africa Business Summit -- "Building Partnerships", June 24-27, 2003, Washington, DC
  • Economic Research Forum for the Arab Countries, Iran, and Turkey) 10th Annual Conference, 16-18 December 2003, Marrakesh, Morocco (via ERF, Cairo, Egypt)
  • XVth International Conference of Ethiopian Studies, July 21-25, 2003, Hamburg University, Hamburg, Germany (via Hamburg University, Asia-Africa Institute, Hamburg, Germany)
    The webpage includes general information, "call for papers", conference registration form, previous conference information, and related links. Note: The deadline for proposals/abstracts was June 15, 2002.
  • Festival de Jazz de Saint-Louis du Sénégal: du 28 au 31 mai 2003 (via France)
    Sur ce site officiel du festival, on peut trouver les informations les plus utiles à propos de cet événement annuel. De plus, on peut lire les actualités sur quelques artistes qui ont donnédes représentations au festival dans le passé.
  • Nouakchott 2003: Forum Afrique sur la Société de l'Information et les Collectivités Locales, Nouakchott, Mauritanie, 8-10 juillet 2003 (Secrétariat d'Etat auprès du Premier Ministre chargé des Technologies Nouvelles, Mauritanie)
    -- Voir le site en anglais.
  • Colloque international << Les fractures numériques Nord/Sud en question: quels enjeux? quels partenariats? >> 25-28 août 2003, Université d'été de la communication d'Hourtin, Gironde, France.
    A l'initiative de AFRICA'NTI du Centre d'Etudes d'Afrique Noire, Université Bordeaux IV et l'Institut Méditerranéen de la Culture et de la Communication.
  • IDLELO: First African Conference on the Digital Commons, January 11-15, 2004, Cape Town, South Africa. Co-sponsored by The Free Software, Open Source Foundation for Africa (FOSSFA), and African Virtual Open Initiatives and Resources (AVOIR) project, in collaboration with the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA). (University of the Western Cape, Cape Town, South Africa)
  • "Literary Manifestations of the African Diaspora", University of Cape Coast, Cape Coast, Ghana, November 10-14, 2003 (via Harriet Tubman Resource Centre, York University, Toronto, Canada)
    This web page is a general call for papers. "The aim is introduce a wider audience to the ways in which trans-Atlantic constructions of the historical experience of the African diaspora find expression in the literary mode. It encourages the exploration of the African diaspora through a variety of genres, both oral and written. These include narrative, poetry, myth, legend, autobiography, drama, as well as other texts."
  • 11th International Conference for People Living with HIV/AIDS, Kampala, Uganda, October 26-30, 2003 (Global Network of People Living with HIV/AIDS, Amsterdam, The Netherlands)
  • Conference on "Popular Culture in Africa", April 26, 2003, Stanford-Berkeley Joint Center for African Studies, Stanford, California (via Center for African Studies, University of California, Berkeley)
    This web page is a "call for papers". The deadline for proposals, with abstracts, is February 15, 2003.
  • La Société des Africanistes: Conférences Bi-mensuelles Programme 2002-2003 (Paris, France)
    • Voir aussi:  Actes de la Société, 1996-2003.
  • United Nations Forum on Science & Technology Parks: New and Emerging Technologies, November 30-December 1, 2003, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (via Innovation Philadelphia)
    Presentations on potential projects in Cameroon, Ghana, Kenya, Malawi, and Senegal; among others.
  • 4th World Congress of African Linguistics and 34th Annual Conference on African Linguistics, June 17-22, 2003, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, New Jersey
    General information and call for papers. The deadline for abstracts is December 17, 2002.
  • Youth and the Politics of Generational Conflict in Africa: An International Conference, 24-25 April 2003, Leiden Sponsored by the African Studies Centre, Leiden University, Leiden, The Netherlands.
    The programme, with paper abstracts and downloadable full text in PDF formats, is available from this website.
  • Zimbabwe International Book Fair 2003: "History and Cultures in Africa: The Movement of Ideas, People, and Books," July 27 -- August 2, 2003 (Harare, Zimbabwe)

Conferences in 2002

  • Africa and World Summit on the Information Society -- "Bamako 2002", 26-30 May 2002, Bamako, Mali (African Information Society Initiative--AISI, UN Economic Commission for Africa, Addis Ababa; via Geneva, Switzerland)
    General information, documents, and related links. See also, the French version.
  • Africa Malaria Day 2002 -- April 25, 2002 (Roll Back Malaria, World Health Organization, Geneva, Switzerland)
    A website for advocacy and general information, with downloadable publications in PDF (English, French, or Portuguese) and related links.
  • Fifth Africa Governance Forum -- "Local Governance for Poverty Reducation in Africa", Maputo, Mozambique, 23-25 May 2002 (via UN Development Programme, New York)
    General information and issue and country papers in downloadable PDF (English and some in French).
  • African Development Forum III: "Defining Priorities for Regional Integration", 3-8 March 2002, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (United Nations Economic Commission for Africa, Addis Ababa)
    • "The aim of the African Development Forum is to present the key stakeholders in African development (governments, civil society, the private sector, researchers and academics, intergovernmental organisations and donors) with the results of current research and opinion on key development issues in order to formulate shared goals and priorities, draft action programmes and define the environment that will enable African countries to implement these programmes."
    • ADF III official coverage
  • African Literature Association 28th Annual Meeting, April 3-7, 2002, San Diego, California -- "African Diasporas: Ancestors, Migrations and Boundaries" (University of California, San Diego)
    General information, downloadable forms for registration and proposals; plus, related links. The deadline is January 31, 2002.
  • African Studies Association of the United States: 45th Annual Meeting -- "Africa in the Information and Technology Age": December 5-8, 2002, Washington, DC(via Rutgers University, New Brunswick, New Jersey)
    The final program and link to the main ASA website.
  • African Union Summit, June 28 - July 10, 2002, Durban, South Africa (Government of South Africa, Pretoria)
    This is the official English language web site for the OAU/AU Summit....inaugurating the new "African Union" and discussions on "Peace, Development and Prosperity: The African Century".
  • Africana Librarians' Council of the African Studies Association: May 2-4, 2002 Spring Meeting, Albany, New York (State University of New York, Albany, New York)
    Registration open until April 1, 2002.
  • Business Day's NEPAD Conference, December 5-6, 2002, Cape Town (ABSA Corporate & Merchant Bank and Omega Investment Research, South Africa)
    Registration required: The website includes the full proceedings of a conference on "New Partnership for Africa's Development" (NEPAD), held at University of Cape Town Graduate School of Business (text, video, and audio files available); related reports in PDF format; plus order information for the CD-ROM version.
  • Canadian African Studies Association's Annual Conference: "The Global and the Local: Africa in the World and the World in Africa": May 29 - June 1, 2002, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada (Université de Montréal, Montréal, Québec, Canada)
    See also, the French version.
    • Preliminary Program / Programme préliminaire
  • << Le Chemin de l'Encre >> Symposium International = The Ink Road Symposium: Bamako, Mali, du 6 au 8 août 2002 (via University of Oslo, Norway)
    Les communications du symposium --en anglais et en français, quelques photos et vidéos, et un compte rendu.
  • Colloque sur << Les Nouvelles Technologies de l'Information et de la Communication: l'Expérience Américaine >>, Dakar, Sénégal, 6-8 Mai 2002 19e Colloque sur les études américaines de Dakar. (United States Embassy, Dakar, Senegal)
  • Columbia University, Institute of African Studies:  Fall 2002 Conferences: An African Conversation on Israel and Palestine, September 20-21 --and--
    Civil War and Cold War: Southern Africa, Central America, & Central Asia, November 14-15
    (New York)
    This web page offers general information and downloadable papers (WORD format).
  • "Crime in Eastern Africa: Past and Present Perspectives" -- Naivasha, Kenya, 8th-11th July 2002. Sponsored by The French Institute for Research in Africa (Nairobi) and the British Institute in Eastern Africa, Nairobi, Kenya.
    For more info, contact: Dr. Hervi Maupeu at, or by post to IFRA, PO Box 58480, 0200 City Square, Nairobi; or Dr. Andrew Burton by email at, or by post to The British Institute in Eastern Africa, Box 30710, 00100 GPO, Nairobi, Kenya.
  • "The Cultured Body: African Fashion and Body Arts" at the University of Iowa Museum of Art, October 17-20, 2002 2002 Obermann Humanities Symposium (Iowa City, Iowa)
    The website includes color images, the  schedule and abstracts, and related contact information.
  • Earth Summit 2002, Johannesburg, South Africa (See "Johannesburg Summit 2002" below)
  • Historical Society of Ghana Annual Conference: "History, Our Heritage, and National Development", July 25-28, 2002, Institute of African Studies, University of Ghana
    The deadline for abstracts/proposals is May 30, 2002. A "call for papers" announcement and contact information.
  • VI International Conference on The History of Ethiopian Art, 5-8 November 2002, Institute of Ethiopian Studies, Addis Ababa University, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (via the Institute of Ethiopian Studies, Addis Ababa University)
    This web page offers a basic "call for papers" and contact information.
  • XIV International AIDS Conference, July 7-12, 2002, Barcelona, Spain (Barcelona)
    This is the official web site for the AIDS 2002 conference, with a searchable collection of abstracts, daily news, press releases and conference-related information.
  • International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions: "Libraries for Life: Democracy, Diversity, Delivery" -- 68th IFLA Council and General Conference, August 18-24, 2002, Glasgow, Scotland: Programme (via l'Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique, France)
    Several papers about or from Ghana, Senegal, Kenya, Botswana, Zimbabwe, and South Africa are included in the online proceedings....downloadable in PDF format.
  • Earth Summit 2002--Johannesburg Summit 2002: World Summit on Sustainable Development, 26 August to 4 September 2002, Sandton Convention Centre, Johannesburg, South Africa (via The United Nations, New York)
    • General information about preparations for the 2002 follow-up to the 1992 Rio de Janeiro "Earth Summit" of the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development; plus related information and links.
    • Sommet mondial sur le développement durable: Page d'accueil
    • Heinrich Böll Foundation: The Jo'Burg Memo (Germany)
      A web site with the downloadable versions of the "World Summit" memo in several languages...although none are in an African language. "The Jo'burg Memo was available as an input for the deliberations of NGOs, experts, and governments preparing for Johannesburg."
  • "Liberia, Africa and the International Community" -- Liberian Studies Association's 34th Annual Conference, May 2002, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel (via Fayetteville State University, Fayetteville, North Carolina
    Call for papers and general information for the conference. The deadline for proposals is February 28, 2002. See also, the LSA Home Page.
  • NEWSA: North Eastern Workshop on Southern Africa, April 19-21, 2002, Burlington, Vermont
    The site provides general information, the program, and online abstracts.
  • Nigeria in the Twentieth Century, March 29-31, 2002, University of Texas at Austin (Department of History, University of Texas, Austin)
    General conference announcement (pre-registration is required). The website includes the program, abstracts, and other information.
  • 2nd Pan-Commonwealth Forum on Open Learning, Durban, South Africa, 29 July to 2 August 2002 (via M-Web, South Africa)
    Organized by the Commonwealth of Learning (Canada), the South African Institute for Distance Education, and the South African Department of Education, this conference will explore various approaches to 'open and distance learning'.
  • "Peasants, Liberation and Socialism in Africa" -- 3-4 May 2002, Leeds University Centre for African Studies (LUCAS, Leeds University, Leeds, UK)
    "The conference will examine key issues in Africa's contemporary development as well as reflect on the work of Professor Lionel Cliffe." The website offers the list of speakers/participants and other details.
  • Poetry Africa 2002, 29 April - 5 May, University of Natal--Durban (Centre for Creative Arts, University of Natal, Durban, South Africa)
    The site offers information on the upcoming poetry festival and conference; plus highlights, biographies, and bibliographies from Poetry Africa 2001 and Poetry Africa 2000...and Poetry Africa 1999.
  • 19th International Political Science Association World Congress, Durban, South Africa, 29 June - 4 July 2003: "Democracy, Tolerance, Justice: challenges for political change" (IPSA, Canada)
    This site offers general information, the program, and an index of participants; plus, a link to the IPSA home page.
  • "Portuguese/African Encounters: An Interdisciplinary Congress" -- April 26-29, 2002, Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island (Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island, USA)
  • Society of Africanist Archaeologists' 16th Biennial Conference, May 18-21, 2002, Tucson, Arizona (University of Arizona, Tucson)
    This site offers general information, the "call for papers", and online registration. The deadline is March 1, 2002.
  • South African Society for Atmospheric Sciences -- SASAS 2002: "Bringing the Pieces Together," 26-28 August 2002, Johannesburg, South Africa (via University of Pretoria, South Africa)
    General information, call for papers (deadlines were May 10 & 15), related information. See also, the SASAS Home Page (via University of Cape Town).
  • Sudan Studies Association of the United States: "Children of the Sudan"--21st Annual Meeting, May 16-18, 2002, Pennsylvania State University, Berks-Lehigh Valley College, Reading, Pennsylvania
    This webpage includes the "call for papers" and contact information. Note: the deadline for proposals/abstracts was February 1, 2002.
  • Time of the Writer = Le Temps des Ecrivains, International Festival of Writers 11-16 March 2002, University of Natal--Durban (Centre for Creative Arts, University of Natal, Durban, South Africa)
    This site provides information about the programme, the participants, and related links.
  • Zanzibar International Film Festival: 28 June - 12 July 2003 -- "ZIFF Festival of the Dhow Countries" (Zanzibar, Tanzania)
    General information on a wide variety of events and links to related websites. "ZIFF is a non-profit organisation based in Zanzibar [founded in 1997] which aims to promote film, music and arts from the Dhow Countries (African Continent, Gulf States, Iran, India, Pakistan and the islands of the Indian Ocean). The organisation is working throughout the year and seeks to include people from all sectors of society, with special programmes for women, children and people in rural areas."
  • ZIBF: "A Celebration of Africa's Best--Africa's Best Books of the 20th Century", Zimbabwe International Book Fair, 27-July-3 August 2002, Harare, Zimbabwe (ZIBF, Harare)
    This site provides general information and registration for "the largest and most important book fair in Sub-Saharan Africa" -- plus related links.

Conferences in 2001

  • "Africa Connects: Education in the Internet Age, Cape Town, South Africa, 10-13 July 2001 (Western Cape Schools' Network, SchoolNet SA, International Education and Resource Network--I*EARN, and the University of Cape Town)
    General conference information, call for papers, and registration. The deadline is June 1, 2001. "Using the Internet and computers in schools, to support and transform education. AFRICA CONNECTS will cover a wide range of topics in educational computing and educational use of the Internet, in the form of presentations and hands-on workshops. A central theme will be developing access to technology in Africa and developing countries."
  • African Studies Association of the United States: 44th Annual Meeting -- "Africa and the African Diaspora: Past, Present, Future": November 15-18, 2001, Houston, Texas (via Rutgers University, New Brunswick, New Jersey)
    The ASA home page, plus the preliminary program and other conference information.
  • ADFF 01 Archives: The 9th Annual African Diaspora Film Festival--ADFF, November 23-December 9, 2001, New York (ArtMattan Productions, New York)
    View the old website to find out about the films shown at the 2000 festival.
  • "The African Household -- Virtual Conference": An Exploration of Census Data, November 21-24, 2001 (African Census Analysis Project--ACAP, Population Studies Center, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia)
    This site offers an overall framework for discussion, as well as a set of papers and data...see the "Table of Contents" and "Inventory" at the bottom of the first page. "The African Census Analysis Project (ACAP) is a collaborative initiative between the University of Pennsylvania and African institutions specializing in demographic research and training." See also, the ACAP Homepage.
  • The 32nd Annual Conference on African Linguistics, March 22-25, 2001, University of California, Berkeley: "Linguistics Reconstruction and Comparison in Africa." (via Department of Linguistics, Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio)
  • "Beyond Aid II: International Conference on Mobilising Local Resources for Community Development," October 29-31, 2001, Accra International Conference Centre, Accra, Ghana (Charities Aid Foundation--West Africa, Accra, Ghana; via USA)
    A brief announcement, plus links to other CAF-sponsored activities worldwide.
  • "Business Finance in Africa" Conference -- Call for Papers: April 21-22, 2001, University of Glamorgan, Pontypridd, UK (via Journal of African Business, University of Toledo, Ohio)
    The deadline for abstracts/proposals is: December 31, 2000.
  • Canadian Association of African Studies Annual Conference -- "Africa: Between the Demons of the Past and the Promises of the Future": Laval University, Quebec, May 27-30, 2001 (via Concordia University, Montréal, Canada)
    General call for papers; see also, the CAAS Home Page.
  • Un Colloque et Une Exposition -- "Aguda: aspects du patrimoine afro-brésilien dans le Golfe du Bénin," 26-30 novembre 2001, Porto-Novo, République du Bénin (L'Ecole du Patrimoine Africain, Porto-Novo, Bénin.)
    Les inscriptions et propositions de communication pour le colloque doivent être envoyées au plus tard le 30 avril 2001.
  • Conférence internationale 2001 sur le VIH-SIDA, pauvreté et développement humain en Afrique sub-saharienne, 5-7 décembre 2001, Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso (PNUD, Burkina Faso) Format PDF.
  • "Contemporary Development Issues in Ethiopia" -- An International Conference, August 16-18, 2001, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, Michigan (Organized by the Ethiopian American Foundation and The Diether H. Haenicke Institute for International and Area Studies, Western Michigan University.)
    A one-page announcement and overview of themes. See also: the recently updated  Conference Schedule.
  • "Fighting Back: African Strategies Against the Slave Trade," February 16-17, 2001, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, New Jersey (The Nigerian Hinterland Project, York University, Toronto, Canada)
    General announcement and conference programme; plus links to other events, documents, and activities of the NHP.
  • The Henry Sylvester Williams Pan-African Conference, 7-12 January 2001, University of the West Indies, St. Augustine, Trinidad (via Crosswinds.Net)
    "The conference is intended to commemorate the centennial anniversary of the first pan-African conference [London, July 1900]..." General information, proposed panels, etc. The abstracts deadline is: June 30, 2000.
  • "Independent Eritrea: Lessons and Prospects"--International Conference Commemorating the 10th Anniversary of Eritrean Independence, July 22-26, 2001, Asmara, Eritrea (via The Eritrean Studies Association, Glen Allen, Virginia)
    General conference information, registration, and paper proposal guidelines --the deadline is April 15, 2001.
  • International Association for the Study of Forced Migration: 7th International Research and Advisory Panel, January 8-11, 2001: Eskom Conference Centre, Johannesburg, South Africa (via University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands)
    Call for papers and related links to IASFM. The proposal deadline is April 1, 2000. "The 50th anniversary of the 1951 Geneva Convention will be celebrated in 2001. The Convention has become the tool of refugee protection. Its position in relation to wider human rights has raised, in the course of its 50 years of use, a wide range of questions and issues ... It is appropriate that in this anniversary year, practitioners and scholars join within their association to discuss the state of play -- the record of the past 50 years, the current situation(s) and where the Convention, on paper or in practice, should or could go from here."
  • International Society of African Scientists -- "Potential Benefits of Biotechnology to Agriculture in Africa and The Caribbean," 2001 ISAS Technical Conference: October 5, 2001, Wilmington, Delaware (via DCANet, Wilmington, Delaware)
    "The International Society of African Scientists (ISAS) is a tax-exempt, non-profit organization founded in 1982 to promote the advancement of science and technology among peoples of African descent. It provides a medium through which scientists and engineers can channel their skills to solve technical problems facing Africa and the Caribbean."
  • "Islam and Africa: A Global, Cultural and Historical Perspective": April 19-22, 2001, Institute of Global Cultural Studies, Binghamton University, New York
    Call for papers, program, and practical information. The deadline for proposals is November 15, 2000.
  • Listen to Africa: A Collaborative Conference on the Crisis in Health Care, Environment, and Economic Development in Africa, September 12-14, 2001, Chicago, Illinois Sponsored by Global Alliance for Africa and Chicago Sister Cities International Progam.
    General announcement with list of speakers and background information on projects in Africa.
  • Pan African Association of Prehistory and Related Studies -- 11th Congress, Bamako, Mali, February 7-12, 2001 (via Society of Africanist Archaeologists, Universität Frankfurt, Germany)
    General announcement and contact information.
  • SERSAS: Southeast Regional Seminar in African Studies--Spring Conference: 6-7 April 2001, Northern Kentucky University (African Studies Committee, East Carolina University, Greenvile, North Carolina)
    General information about the conference and accomodations.
  • 20th Anniversary Conference of the Sudan Studies Association, May 24-25, 2001, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan (via Rhode Island College, Providence, Rhode Island)
    The program of the 2001 conference. See also, the home page of the SSA.
  • Second Annual Conference and Meeting of Urhobo Historical Society, November 2-4, 2001, Parsippany, New Jersey (Urhobo Waado, The Urhobo Historical Society, USA)
    "[Founded in August 1999 in New York City] ...the supreme aim of Urhobo Historical Society is to create a movement that will promote the preservation of historical records and the writing of diverse historical experiences among Urhobos."
  • United Nations General Assembly Special Session on HIV/AIDS: "Global Crisis--Global Action", June 25-27, 2001, New York
    General information and a variety of documents.
  • "World Conference against Racism, Racial Discrimination, Xenophobia, and Related Intolerance" -- Durban, South Africa, 31 August - 7 September 2001 (United Nations, New York)
    • This site features general information, documents, conference-related texts, press releases, and a "live webcast". See also:
    •'s WCAR coverage
  • World Institute for Development Economics Research: WIDER Development Conference on Debt Relief, 17-18 August 2001, Helsinki, Finland (via WIDER, United Nations University, Tokyo, Japan)
    The programme and conference papers in PDF format are still available --- several are Africa-related.

Conferences in 2000

  • The 3rd Africa Society Conference -- "Prospects for an African Renaissance: Culture, Development, Reconciliation": Edmonton, Alberta, Canada February 25-26, 2000 (University of Alberta, Canada)
    A "call for papers" and general information on the conference. Paper proposal deadline is December 30, 1999.
  • African Development Forum: "AIDS: The Greatest Leadership Challenge," 22-26 October 2000, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (UN Economic Commission for Africa)
    "The overall objective of the ADF 2000 is to serve as a major launching pad for a new level of commitment and action against HIV/AIDS as a major threat to the development of the continent." General information on the conference, registration, pre-conference discussion list, etc.
  • Africana Libarians Council Spring 2000 Meetings at the University of California, Los Angeles, April 6-8, 2000
    General information, accommodations, and tentative schedule of meetings of the ALC and CAMP. The ALC is a sponsored organization of the African Studies Association of the United States; see the ALC Home Page.
  • "Against All Odds" -- African Languages and Literatures into the 21st Century: January 11-17, 2000, Asmara, Eritrea. (College of the Liberal Arts, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, Pennsylvania)
    General information about the conference and registration. See also, the  French version.
  • Association of African Women Scholars (AAWS): Third International Conference on Women in Africa & the African Diaspora - "Facing the New Millennium," Antananarivo, Madagascar, October 6-13, 2000 (via Indiana University, Indianapolis)
    General contact information and call for papers. The deadline for proposals is: March 15, 2000. See also, the AAWS Home Page.
  • CARI '2000 -- 5e Colloque Africain sur la Recherche en Informatique = 5th African Conference on Research in Computer Science, 16-19 octobre 2000, Antananarivo, Madagascar. L'organisation est confiée à l'Ecole Supérieure Polytechnique de l'Université d'Antananarivo.
    << Appel aux communications >>: "CARI 2000 est la cinquième édition d'une série de colloques bisannuels sur la recherche en informatique et en mathématiques appliquées en Afrique." Les textes complets des communications seront soumis au plus tard le 15 janvier 2000.
  • "Combating Racism: A Nation in Dialogue" -- National Conference on Racism 2000, Johannesburg, South Africa, August 30 - September 2, 2000 (via South African Human Rights Commission, Johannesburg)
    Background reports and news, conference details, etc.
  • The National Summit on Africa, 1998-2000
    • A series of regional summits on US policies towards Africa, culminating in a national convention in Washington, DC, held in February 2000. "The National Summit on Africa is a two-year initiative aimed at improving levels of public understanding about Africa and U.S.-Africa relations; creating an expanded and broad-based constituency for Africa; enabling a diverse coalition of organizations and individuals to develop a shared Agenda for Action for U.S. relations with the countries of Africa."
    • National Summit on Africa Home Page
    • Latest news
  • "Repercussions of the Atlantic Slave Trade: The Interior of the Bight of Biafra and the African Diaspora," July 10-14, 2000, Enugu, Nigeria -- Call for Papers. Sponsored by UNESCO/SSHRCC Nigerian Hinterland Project, York University (Canada), Rutgers University, Abia State University (Nigeria), Enugu Historical Documentation Bureau, Center for Oriental Studies, Berlin, and H.E. Gov. Chimaroke Nnamini of Enugu State, Nigeria. (via Columbia University)
    For more information, see the left side panel of the Nigerian Hinterland Project web site. The deadline for proposals was February 28, 2000.
  • Southeast Regional Seminar in African Studies (SERSAS) (African Studies Committee, East Carolina University, Greenvile, North Carolina)
    • The Committee was established in 1971 and holds annual Spring conferences in African studies.
    • SERSAS Spring 2000 Conference, April 14-15, 2000, at Western Carolina University, North Carolina
      The deadline for paper proposals is February 1, 2000.
  • Southeastern Regional Seminar in African Studies:   Call for Papers for Fall 2000 SERSAS Conference at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, October 27-28, 2000 (via H-Net Humanities & Social Sciences Online, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan)
    For an update, see the  SERSAS Fall Program, October 27-28, 2000 and the SERSAS Home Page (organizational structure, recent paper presentations, etc.).
  • "Sudan : Past, Present and Future" -- the Fifth International Conference on Sudan Studies, 30 August 2000 to 1 September 2000, University of Durham, UK (Department of History, University of Durham, in association with the Sudan Studies Society of the UK)
    General information and call for papers: the deadline for papers is July 30, 2000.
  • World Education Forum = Forum Mondial de l'Education, 26-28 avril 2000, Dakar, Sénégal
    Update bulletins on progress towards the international goals of "Education for All". The site provides general information about the 2000 conference, plus current news, and related English or French.

Conferences in 1999

  • Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting, Durban, South Africa: November 12-15, 1999 (The Commonwealth Secretariat and South Africa Department of Foreign Affairs, Pretoria; via Durban, South Africa)
    General information, programme, background papers and statements, plus access to the CHOGM Bulletin (including back issues and related links) and an archive of other CHOGM documents.
  • "Islam in Africa" Conference, Columbia University, New York, Wednesday, March 3, 1999: Organized by The Institute of African Studies and The Middle East Institute of the School of International & Public Affairs, Columbia University.
    Announcement and contact information.
  • United Nations Economic Commission for Africa -- 1999 Conferences
    • ADF: African Development Forum, October 24-28, 1999, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
    • "The Challenges of Financing Development in Africa" Theme Paper, 33rd Session of the ECA/24th Meeting of the Conference of Ministers of Finance, 6-8 May 1999, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
  • United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization: 1999 Conferences
  • "U.S. - Africa Ministerial: Partnership for the 21st Century," March 16-18, 1999, Washington, D.C. (United States Department of State, Bureau of African Affairs.)
    • "The objective of the ministerial is to further the partnership between the United States and African nations by identifying shared interests, positively influencing implementation of existing U.S. initiatives, and determining the partnership's future initiatives and direction. To this end, the partners will address a broad range of issues through panel discussions, workshops, roundtables, and networking activities. These issues include trade and investment, economic reform, human capital development, democracy and governance, human rights, and conflict resolution."
    • U.S.-Africa 1999 Ministerial Home Page

Conferences in 1998

  • Africa Telecom '98: May 4-9, 1998, in Johannesburg, South Africa. (via International Telecommunication Union, a UN specialized agency, Geneva, Switzerland)
    An exhibition and forum for communications technologies. Previous Africa TELECOMs have taken place in Cairo, Egypt in 1994, Harare, Zimbabwe in 1990, and Nairobi, Kenya in 1986.
  • African Renaissance Conference, Johannesburg, South Africa, 28-29 September 1998: Misc. Papers (Sponsored by Mafube Publishing, SABC 2 and the Deputy President of the Republic of South Africa, Mr. Thabo Mbeki)
  • African Women in the Aftermath of Civil War -- 1998 Workshop:  "Women and war" ACAS bulletin. (Online) Spring/Summer 1999, no. 55/56 -- Champaign-Urbana, Illinois: Association of Concerned African Scholars, 1999.
    A special issue of the bulletin which includes a "Final Report of the West African Workshop" held in Dakar, Senegal, December 11-13, 1998.
  • "The Challenge to be Relevant in the 21st Century": Annual Conference of the International Association of Technological University Libraries. To be held at the University of Pretoria, South Africa, June 1-7, 1998.
    Call for papers & general invitation. Deadline for proposals: November 15, 1997.
  • "Communicating Cultural Africa--Media Conference", November 28, 1998, University of Copenhagen, Denmark (DAPAMDA, Danish Association for the Promotion of African Music, Drama, & Art, Copenhagen)
  • "Images of Africa: Stereotypes and Realities": October 22-24, 1998--Annual Conference of the Society of Research on African Cultures, Montclair State University (Upper Montclair, New Jersey)
    "The focus of this conference is premised on the recognition that Africa, like other non-western cultures, has suffered from what Edward Said has identified as the phenomenon of "Orientalism": throughout history Africa has been misrepresented and devalued when compared with western civilizations by images that stress negative values such as disorder, violence, anarchy, and laziness as enshrined, for instance, in historical, literary and artistic representations of Africa , as well as in documentary description (including that written by missionaries) and colonial policies. This conference will explore the history of western attempts to categorize 'the self' and 'the other' in terms of a hierarchy of superiority versus inferiority, a phenomenon which extends its roots as far back as Aristotelian philosophy: man versus woman, freeman versus slave, Greek versus barbarian." Note: There is a $75 registration fee! See also, the SORAC Home Page.
  • "The Status of Africa: Prospects for Africa After President Clinton's Visit", Friday, May 1, 1998: A conference organized by the Institute of African Studies, Columbia University.
  • Sudan Studies Association of North America's Conference on  "Sudan: Lessons from the Past, Lessons for the Future." University of Pennsylvania, Philadelpia, May 8-10, 1998.
    March 1, 1998 was the deadline for proposals. The web site offers general information about accommodations and the venue for the conference. See also the association's  web site and newsletter.
  • UN Economic Commission's 1998 conferences on Africa, Addis Ababa (via the UN server)
    • International Conference on African Women and Economic Development, Addis Ababa, April 28-May 1, 1998. (via the UN server)
      On the occasion of the 40th anniversary of ECA. Basic information on the conference in English or French.
  • 12th Non Aligned Movement Summit, 29 August - 3 September 1998, Durban, South Africa (Republic of South Africa, Department of Foreign Affairs)
    This site offers general information about the summit and links of interest for visitors, NAM supporters, and South African research topics.
  • Wetlands International: 2e Conférence internationale sur les zones humides et le développement, 8-14 novembre 1998, Dakar, Sénégal = 2nd International Conference on Wetlands and Development (via Wageningen, The Netherlands)

Conferences in 1995-1997