Posts by LucM1

Workshop call for ‘Africa Works! Creating New Partnerships’ Conference

A call has gone out for workshops for the ‘Africa Works! Creating New Partnerships’ International Conference which will take place in Leiden, The Netherlands, on 16 and 17 October 2014. Organised by the African Studies Centre, Leiden, and the Netherlands African Business Council, the conference aims to explore the challenges and opportunities which Africa poses to governments, businesses, NGOs and knowledge centres and will enable new partnerships to be forged. Around 500 participants are expected. See for further information.

SCOLMA Annual Conference 2014 ‘African Trajectories: Travel and the Archive’

Registration is open for the 2014 SCOLMA annual conference which will be taking place on Wednesday 2 July at the University of Birmingham. The theme is ‘African Trajectories: Travel and the Archive’ and Noo Saro-Wiwa, author of ‘Looking for Transwonderland: travels in Nigeria’ will be the keynote speaker. Other speakers will consider travel writing in the digital age, travel and cartography, the travels of Solomon Plaatje and Mrs J. Theodore Bent and the information on travelling in Africa in the 20th century to be found in the archives of Barclays Bank. The full programme and information on how to register can be seen at .

Africa Thesis Award 2014

Submissions are invited from final year Masters students at universities in Africa and the Netherlands for the Africa Thesis Award. This annual award, offered by the African Studies Centre in Leiden, encourages research and writing on sub-Saharan Africa and on African cultures and societies. The winner will receive 1,000 Euros and their thesis will be published in the ASC’s African Studies Collection.  Recent winning theses have described cyclone-resilient landscapes in Madagascar, the black middle class in South Africa and popular music audiences in Sierra Leone. The closing date for submissions is 11 July 2014. See .