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



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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