Saturday 1st June 2019

Africa Together: Which way forward?

Venue: Cambridge Union, 9A Bridge St, Cambridge, CB2 1UB

Save the date!!! The 2019 Africa Together Conference is now only six weeks away. Tickets to go live soon. Follow the ASCU Facebook and Whatsapp groups to stay updated.

Thursday 27th June 2019

The 4th Annual Lagos Studies Association Conference

Theme: Lagos in the World and the World in Lagos Lagos, Nigeria June 27-29, 2019

For centuries, Lagos has responded to significant changes in the core structures of its economic, social, and political order. A combination of internal transformation shaped external changes, and vice versa, creating monumental impacts in the city. Scholars working with diverse discursive tools have examined the contributions of Lagos to African and global transformation from the pre-colonial era to the present. From the story of internal migrations leading to the creation of communities to how the transatlantic slave trade integrated the port city into the vortex of world capitalism, Lagos as a phenomenon and an imagination manifests in the interplay of complex local and global processes. Lagos is both a beneficiary and contributor to the making of modern global cultures.
Therefore, in the fourth edition of its annual conference, the Lagos Studies Association seeks to build on existing scholarship on local and global processes in the making of Lagos. We are interested in new ideas that challenge existing paradigms while presenting significant possibilities for Lagos Studies. We invite presentations that compel us to rethink how the intersection of local and global dynamics have shaped the ways we conceptualize Lagos as an African city. Constant population movement, new ideals of community and local power, Atlantic and cultural exchange, social media and new identities, and regional political ideas that emphasize urban renewal, among other dynamics pose serious questions for engaging the continuous re-making of Lagos.
To this end, we invite proposals for panels, round-tables, and workshops from academic and non-academic practitioners of Lagos Studies across fields and disciplines. We also encourage proposals from scholars working on other African and Nigerian cities in order to better place the intersections of the local and the global in regional and pan-African perspectives.

Subthemes include but not limited to the following
Architecture and urban renewal
Business, culture, and market economy
Capitalism and neoliberalism
Children and youth culture
Decolonization, education, and university culture
Diaspora and Atlantic cultural exchange
Digital humanities
Disease and wellness
Environmental ethics and sustainability
Everyday life
Global capital
Humanities and development
Inter-group relations
Language and literature
Mobility and migration
Neighborhoods, land, and housing policies
Official and unofficial narratives
Politics and democracy
Security and investment
Social class, subjectivities, and inequality
Social media, musical culture, and identity formation
Space and urbanization
Sustainable Development Goals
Tourism and leisure
Women, gender, and sexuality

Submission: Individual proposals should include a 250-word abstract, a short bio, and email and phone contacts of presenters. Panel, round-table, and workshop proposals should comprise a 250-word summary, and email and phone contacts of all participants. Selected papers from this conference will be published in a special issue of urban and African studies journals.

Due date to submit abstract: December 15, 2018. Notification of acceptance of abstract by December 31, 2018. Email address:

Registration fee: Local (N10,000); International ($100). Registration fee covers nine full meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) throughout the conference. Everyone listed on abstracts must pre-register by paying registration fee after the acceptance of abstract.

Friday 28th June 2019

Africans in STEM Symposium

The group Africans in STEM will be hosting a symposium in the summer. To buy tickets and find out more, see the Facebook event. If you would like your work to be on show at the symposium follow the instructions below or click on this link.

Thursday 1st August 2019

University Scholars Leadership Symposium

1 - 7 August 2019

The annual USLS is a youth leadership development program for young leaders passionate about global positive social change. In cooperation with the Government of Malaysia, the 10th USLS will be held in Kuala Lumpur, from 1 - 7 August 2019. They are anticipating 1,500 of the world’s most promising leaders representing over 100 countries present at this year’s symposium, and are looking to invite 4 students from African Society of Cambridge University to represent the University of Cambridge at the 10th University Scholars Leadership Symposium.

If you are interested in being a delegate, please submit your CV/resume and recent ID photo to Ines Huynh (Global Partnership Associate) at Priority Deadline ends on 20th April. Applications received before this deadline will receive best consideration of acceptance.

For more information about the programme, speakers and registration fee, please visit our website at Also, they recommend that you watch last year's USLS before applying.

Thursday 24th October 2019

2019 African Studies Association of Africa (ASAA) Call for Papers/Panels

Call for papers/panels for a bi-annual conference taking place in Nairobi

The African Studies Association of Africa (ASAA) is a multidisciplinary and transdisciplinary professional association on the continent dedicated to the study of Africa from an Africanist perspective. The African Studies Association of Africa (ASAA) was established (in 2013) to promote Africa’s own specific contributions to the advancement of knowledge about the peoples and cultures of Africa and the Diaspora.

This is a particularly exciting conversation and association to be part of for those working on the politics of knowledge in/on the African continent.

(Abstracts for papers and panels are due in May 15 and May 30, 2019)

Thursday 24th October 2019 NEW!



Theme: African and Africana Knowledges: Past Representations,
Current Discourses, Future Communities
Venue: United States International University-Africa, Nairobi, Kenya
Date: October 24 - 26, 2019

The aim of this year’s conference is to invite and initiate a scholarly stocktaking of the knowledge produced by Africans in Africa and the Diaspora in various forms—from scholarly work to artistic expressions—and to examine representations and current African realities and emerging futures with African knowledge. The conference will present distinguished African/ and Africanist keynote speakers, award-winning films, inspirational performances and the opportunity to join pre-conference workshops.

Deadlines: May 30, 2019 (Individual Submissions) / June 15, 2019 (Panel Submissions)

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