Calendar of Events

June 10, 2015

The Cultural Politics of Dirt in Africa

The Cultural Politics of Dirt in Africa

A seminar by Professor Steph Newell, University of Sussex

For details of the DirtPol project at the University of Sussex, please see


If you would like to attend this seminar, please email Dr Daniel Gilfoyle

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Start: June 10, 2015 11:00 am
End: June 10, 2015 11:00 am
Venue: Seng Tee Lee Room, Senate House Library
Malet Street, London, WC1E 7HU, United Kingdom
Cost: Free

July 17, 2015

SCOLMA Conference 2015

SCOLMA Annual Conference

“There came a darkness”: Africa, Africans and World War I 

17 July 2015

The British Library

CALL FOR PAPERS NOW CLOSED – Programme and registration details to follow when finalised

The first shot fired for Britain in the First World War was from the rifle of an African soldier in West Africa. The last German troops to surrender did so on African soil, in today’s Zambia. In between African soldiers and civilians paid a heavy price in blood and lives and their societies and outlook were changed for ever. Recent scholarship, reflected in the commemorations and publications for the centenary of the outbreak of the war recognise that Africa was much more than a sideshow in a truly global conflict.

This conference will consider the role of scholars, libraries, archives and information sources in documenting and interpreting the African experience of World War I. Topics may include, but are not limited to:

Campaigns in Africa

African soldiers on the Western Front

The impact of World War I on African Societies

Memory and Memorials

Literature, Images and Ephemera


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Start: July 17, 2015
End: July 17, 2015
Venue: The British Library
London, United Kingdom