Tuesday 1st May 2018
21 to 25 May 2018, South Africa
African scientists under 40 can apply to attend a science diplomacy workshop in South Africa in May 2018. The workshop is the first regional science diplomacy workshop of The World Academy of Sciences (TWAS) and the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) to take place in Africa.
The Academy of Science of South Africa is the local partner for the event that will take place from 21 to 25 May. Selected applicants will receive full funding for travel and accommodation. A limited number will be partially funded. Winners will be notified in March 2018.
Women from African countries on TWAS' list of science and technology-lagging countries are especially encouraged to apply. Click here to read the full call and apply to attend the workshop.
Wednesday 23rd May 2018
May 23-26, 2018 at the Marriott Wardman Park in Washington, DC, USA
The Graduate Student Caucus of the African Literature Association (GSCALA) invites graduate students to submit an abstract for the upcoming 44th Annual Conference of the African Literature Association, to be held May 23-26, 2018 at the Marriott Wardman Park in Washington, DC, USA. This year’s conference theme is “The Environments of African Literature.” The theme invites participants to address the multiple environments – physical, institutional, ideological, symbolic, discursive, cultural, and technological (among others) – that affect the production, dissemination and reception of African literature. We also invite papers which address the ways in which African literary texts reflect on such environments and the challenges and promises they present. However, papers on all other aspects of African and diasporic literature, art, and film are also welcome. For more information on the upcoming conference.
Please submit your abstract of up to 2000 characters (spaces included) for individual papers and/or panels by February 16, 2018.