Cambridge-Africa

Conferences

Monday 20th August 2018

Third CODESRIA / CASB Summer School in African Studies and Area Studies in Africa

Theme: African Studies and Africanists: Whence the Gaze?

Call for Applications - Deadline 30th June 2018, at 00h 00mn GMT

Date: Dakar, 20 – 24 August 2018

The Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa (CODESRIA) and The Centre for African Studies Basel (CASB) call for applications for the 3rd CODESRIA/CASB Summer School in African Studies and Area Studies in Africa. The Summer School is offered with the generous support of the Oumou Dilly Foundation (Switzerland) in cooperation with CODESRIA and aims at strengthening the links between the community of scholars organized in the CODESRIA community and scholars from the African Studies community in Switzerland.

More Info (codesria.org)

Friday 31st August 2018

TWAS-CSIR Postgraduate Fellowship Programme

The Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) of India and TWAS have established a number of fellowships for foreign scholars from developing countries who wish to pursue research toward a PhD in emerging areas of science and technology for which facilities are available in the laboratories and institutes of the CSIR01-Agricultural Sciences.
02-Structural, Cell and Molecular Biology
03-Biological Systems and Organisms
04-Medical and Health Sciences incl. Neurosciences
05-Chemical Sciences
06-Engineering Sciences
07-Astronomy, Space and Earth Sciences
08-Mathematical Sciences
09-Physics

More Info (twas.org)

Friday 31st August 2018

TWAS-DBT Postgraduate Fellowship Programme

The Department of Biotechnology (DBT) of the Ministry of Science and Technology in India, and TWAS have established a fellowship programme for foreign scholars from developing countries who wish to pursue research towards a PhD in biotechnology.

01-Agricultural Sciences
02-Structural, Cell and Molecular Biology
03-Biological Systems and Organisms
04-Medical and Health Sciences incl. Neurosciences
05-Chemical Sciences

More Info (twas.org)

Monday 3rd September 2018

Biology of Parasitism (KENBOP 2018)

Week-long course focused on advances in the immunobiology of parasites, pathogens and pathogenesis‌

Course Date: 3rd - 7th September 2018‌

Course Venue: KEMRI - Wellcome Trust Research Programme, Kilifi, Kenya

The KEMRI-Wellcome Trust Research Programme, the Wellcome Centre for Molecular Parasitology at the University of Glasgow in Scotland, and Kenya's Pwani University are organising this week-long course.

The course is targeted at PhD students and early postdocs working in either universities or research institutes in Eastern Africa: including South Sudan, Ethiopia, Somalia, Eritrea, Uganda, Congo, Malawi, Burundi, Rwanda, Tanzania, and Kenya. Limited slots are available for self-funded participants from other parts of the world.

Participants from Africa will receive a bursary to cover flights from within Africa, accommodation and meals.

More Info (gla.ac.uk)

Monday 10th September 2018

Things come together?: Literary archives from, in and for Africa

Conference venue: University of Birmingham, UK.

To view the programme for the conference and to register to attend, visit our website.

SCOLMA is the UK Libraries and Archives Group on Africa. We are a forum for librarians, archivists and others concerned with African studies materials in libraries and archives in the United Kingdom.

Through our various activities and institutions, we aim to provide the best possible service for academics, students and other researchers working in African studies.

We publish a journal, run a directory of African studies libraries, organise conferences and seminars, and network with other librarians, archivists and researchers, in the UK, Europe, Africa and the US. We also act as an expert body providing specialist advice.

More Info (scolma.org)

Monday 10th September 2018

Things come together?: literary archives from, in and for Africa

This conference will explore African literary archives, their creation, preservation, digitisation and use in research and teaching.Papers are invited on archives in private ownership, and those held in institutions. What is being lost, and what is preserved? How are these resources made available, and how are they being used to engage with African publics? What is the role of literary heirs as guardians of these archives? How are these records managed in public and institutional archives? What are the problems and opportunities of preserving such recent material?

Researchers, writers and their family members, archivists and librarians are invited to submit abstracts of up to 500 words for consideration for this conference to Sarah Rhodes (sarah.rhodes@bodleian.ox.ac.uk) by 31 March 2018. Please include your institutional affiliation and/or a short (one paragraph) biography.

More Info (asauk.net)

Tuesday 11th September 2018

African Studies Association (UK) Conference 2018

University of Birmingham, UK 11-13 September 2018

The African Studies Association, UK (ASAUK) 2018 conference will celebrate the diversity and interdisciplinarity of the study of Africa. Join us.

More Info (asauk.net)

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Thursday 13th September 2018

Mapping Empires, Colonial Cartographies of Land and Sea

University of Oxford, Bodleian Library

The International Cartographic Association’s Commissions on the History of Cartography and Topographic Mapping and the Bodleian Libraries of the University of Oxford will jointly host the 7th International Symposium on the History of Cartography and invite the SUBMISSION OF ABSTRACTS FOR PAPERS AND POSTERS.

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7th International Symposium on the History of Cartography

University of Oxford, Bodleian Library

13-15 September 2018

Sunday 23rd September 2018

ImmunoKenya Workshop 2018

23rd - 28th September 2018, Kenya

The ImmunoKenya Workshop 2018 will provide an interactive forum with international faculty focusing on how viruses hijack host immunity leading to cancers. The event is organised by the International Union of Immunological Societies.

Interested participants are invited to apply by 1 July 2018. There is no registration fee for African students and travel and accommodation will be covered.

More Info (iuisonline.org)

Saturday 24th November 2018

Africa in Global Intellectual History conference

Freie Universitat Berlin, 24th and 25th November 2018

The 'Africa in Global Intellectual History' conference will take place at the Freie Universitat Berlin on 24th and 25th November 2018. Presentations are invited from PhD students, postdoctoral researchers and tenured faculty. More information and a call for papers (deadline 31st August 2018) is available at https://africagih.wordpress.com.

More Info (africagih.wordpress.com)