Posts by LucM1

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 .

Nelson Mandela exhibition at City and Islington College

City and Islington College in London is hosting an exhibition in memory of Nelson Mandela at the Centre for Business, Arts and Technology. The exhibition has been created by college staff who were involved in the Anti-Apartheid Movement in the 1980s and 1990s and aims to describe the segregation and racial discrimination of the apartheid system and the role of the African National Congress in opposing it. The exhibition will run for six weeks and on 5th March a commemorative event will take place with a panel discussion and performances by students of African-themed dances, songs and readings. See