Saturday 21st April 2018

7th Annual International Igbo Conference

Memory, Culture and Community: Remembering the Past; Imagining the Future

Date: 21st - 22nd April 2018

Venue: The Brunei Gallery, University of London, UK

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Tuesday 1st May 2018

Summer School 'Youth, education and work in (post-)conflict area'

20th-30th July 2018, Gulu, Uganda

Applications to the next edition of the Summer School “Youth, Education and Work in (post-)conflict areas” are open. This year the Summer School will take place in Gulu, Uganda, at the Gulu University campus from 20th to 30th of July. Along these 10 days we will gather as a very multicultural and vibrant group of people with different experiences and backgrounds. This will certainly enrich the discussion about what it means to be young in a 'post-conflict' area and what and where the keys of resilience are regarding education and work opportunities.

You can find out more information about the international network promoting this event, the UNESCO Chair “Lifelong Learning, Youth and Work”.

€ 350 (including local transport)  More information can be found from

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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 ( by 31 March 2018. Please include your institutional affiliation and/or a short (one paragraph) biography.

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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.

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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