Theme: Youth radicalization and countering violent extremism in East Africa
Venue: United States International University-Africa, Nairobi, Kenya
Keynote speaker: Dr. Joris van Wijk, Associate Professor Criminology, and Director, Center for International Criminal Justice, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, The Netherlands
About the conference: The Criminology and Criminal Justice Conference (CCJC) is a creation of the Department of Sociology and Criminal Justice at the United States International University-Africa. The CCJC’s mission is to provide the forum for academics, practitioners and students a platform to share research, good practice and strategies for policy and prevention of crime. The CCJC is the only conference in the East African region that is held annually and brings together academics, practitioners and students across the East Africa region, Africa and the World.
Submission deadline: Individual paper abstracts, and author meets critics’ panels due - May 31, 2019.
Conference dates: July 18 and 19, 2019
Instruction for submissions: Submissions should be of high standard, unpublished and suitable for scientific or professional publications. They could be theoretical, or field research based papers as well as practical/experimental papers based on individual, institutional or community experience. All submitted abstracts and papers will be refereed to blind reviewers to uphold the high standards of the conference. All papers should follow the APA citation format.
Papers are expected to have a uniform structure/format, Times New Roman font, size 12, 1.5 line spacing, maximum of 20 pages including references, appendices, figures, etc.
Abstracts should not exceed 200 words and should be organized as (1) title, context and objectives, (2) methodology, contribution and not more than 5 keywords.
Electronic submissions of abstracts and papers should be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org
Conference registration and accommodation: Conference participants should register through email@example.com. Please scan registration fee bank payment receipt and email. Conference registration will be open from March 1, 2019-June 30, 2019. The organizing committee has negotiated special rates at Sunstar Hotel Nairobi http://sunstarhotelnairobi.com/index.html. When booking accommodation make sure you state that you are the CCJC delegate. Transport will be provided from the hotel to the conference venue.
Conference fees and payments:
|Early bird registration (all delegates)||$100|
|Early bird student registration||$30|
|Late registration (on site) (all delegates)||$150|
|Late registration (on site) (students)||$50|
Registration fee will be sent to the below USIU-Africa account (indicate the purpose of payment) “USIU-Africa Criminology Conference 2019”
Commercial Bank of Africa Ltd-Upper Hill Branch: USD a/c: 6462210014
Call for Paper and Panels!
Theme: African and Africana Knowledges: Past Representations, Current Discourses, Future Communities.
Venue: United States International University-Africa in Nairobi, Kenya, from October 24-26, 2019.
Submissions: To submit click here
The aim of this year’s conference is to invite and initiate a scholarly stocktaking of the knowledge produced by Africans in Africa and the Diaspora in various forms—from scholarly work to artistic expressions—and to examine representations and current African realities and emerging futures with African knowledges. In other words, by stocktaking accomplishments and challenges facing African peoples globally, we hope to address the ideological basis of the current disproportions in the distribution of worth, power and wellbeing affecting Africans and diasporic Africans.
Although Africa has contributed more human and material resources to global welfare, it is ironic that it continues to be regarded as the poorest continent intellectually and materially. Besides, the ‘African condition’ today is a result of those past representations and the production of a knowledge that still represents Africa in popular media and scholarship as hopeless, poor, dark and devoid of knowledge. Obviously, the multifaceted crises facing contemporary African societies are rooted in and stem from old structures of knowledge production. As a result, a disconnect has ensued between academic knowledge, often produced from an outsider’s vantage point, and African lived realities.
As academic debates intensify about the possibility of producing theoretical knowledge with bearings on transformational praxes in Africa, it is an important time to rediscover and benefit from the Afrocentric canon and kinship between African and Africana Studies. These two different perspectives on African ontologies have been pitted against each other—separated by historical, political, geographical, and economic trajectories as if they were competing disciplines, and yet they complement each other. It is ASAA’s hope that this politically-motivated dichotomy introduced between African and Africana studies can be overcome.
To this end, and against existing hegemonic discourses, this conference invites scholars, artists and activists to look at old representations, Afrocentric counternarratives, and the futures that Africans and Africans in the Diaspora imagine and want for themselves. With a view to contributing toward the canonization of new perspectives emerging from both African and Africana scholarship, we invite interdisciplinary scholarship using empirical, theoretical and methodological approaches, including those highlighting African emancipatory traditions. It is an opportune time to critically challenge both dominant discourses on Africa and the inherited structures of knowledge production that still constrain our African imaginations.
The ASAA executive committee and the local organizing committee welcome the submission of paper and panel proposals addressing the theme: African and Africana Knowledges: Past Representations, Current Discourses, Future Communities under the following subthemes. The list is not exhaustive and the conference co-chairs welcome other proposals.
Submission deadline: May 15, 2019 (Individual Submissions), May 30, 2019 (Panel Submissions)
1. The politics of knowledge production on Africa
2. Reuniting Africana and African knowledges
3. Celebrating and canonizing African and African Diaspora Thinkers
4. Decolonizing pedagogy in education in Africa and diasporas
5. Higher education in Africa
6. Emerging digital counternarratives on Africa
7. African agency and perspectives in international relations
8. The politics of museums and African artifacts restitution
9. Pan-African consciousness and identity production
10. Belonging: Space, race, and culture
11. Africa’s historiographies and Africa’s intellectual histories
12. African philosophy and theology
13. Sex, queer and African sexualities
14. African and black masculinities and feminisms
15. African Anthropocene
16. Invention and science in Africa
17. Security, conflicts and African resolution perspectives
18. Development and development politics in Africa
19. Ethnomusicology and African music performance
20. Afrocentric perspectives and indigenous knowledge systems in the disciplines
21. African languages and emerging languages
22. African cinema and film
23. African democracies
24. African literatures
The conference will present distinguished African/a and Africanist keynote speakers, award-winning films, inspirational performances and the opportunity to join pre-conference workshops.
Theme: Social Media Consumption: Trends and Practices
Behavioral Approaches to Social Media research
Computational Approaches to Social Media research
This is a blind peer-reviewed conference. All submissions will be subject to double-blind peer-review process, and should be submitted electronically through the conference submission system here by July 20, 2019.
Types of Contributions
Conference fees is $100 for international delegates, $80 for regional and $50 for locals. Students may attend free of charge. Conference registration will be open from August 1, 2019 - August 30, 2019. The conference fees cover meals and conference materials. Conference participants should register through firstname.lastname@example.org. Please scan registration fee bank payment receipt and email.
Registration fee will be sent to the below USIU-Africa account (indicate the purpose of payment) “Social Media Symposium 2019”
Commercial Bank of Africa Ltd-Upper Hill Branch: USD a/c: 6462210014
The organizing committee has negotiated special rates at Sunstar Hotel Nairobi When booking accommodation make sure you state that you are the ISSM2019 delegate. Transport will be provided to and from the hotel to the conference venue.
Submission of Papers: July 20, 2019
Reviews Sent to Authors: August 10, 2019
Camera-ready due date: August 30, 2019
Conference dates: September 11-12, 2019
CONFERENCE THEME: SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS: ROLE OF RESEARCH, INNOVATION AND CAPACITY BUILDING
CONFERENCE DATES: November 14-16, 2017
Abstract Submission Deadline: October 13th, 2017
Notification of Decision: October 20th, 2017
Submission of full papers with revised abstracts: October 27th, 2017
Conference Dates: November 14 – 16, 2017
United States International University-Africa
The dual goal of the conference for the next 15 years (2016 – 2030) is to document progress, achievements and provide guidance towards the achievement of Global Sustainable Development Goals and Kenya’s Vision 2030. The conference strives to link academia and practitioners from Government, Industry, Civil Society and Sponsors - donor Partners to exchange ideas of applied research and the practice.
The Focus of the Conference is on the 17 Sustainable Development Goals which are anchored on the three broad pillars of Economic, Social and Environmental Sustainability
The Eighth Toyin Falola Annual International Conference on Africa and the African Diaspora (TOFAC)
In Collaboration With
The United States International University-Africa (USIU)
Beyond History - African Agency
July 2, 2018 (Arrival)
July 3-5, 2018 (Conference)
July 6, 2018 (Departure)
Submission Deadline: 15TH February 2018
Notification of Acceptance:
Final manuscript due:
Kenya School of Monetary Studies/United States International University-Africa
The future of African people is in Africa and beyond. This conference seeks to capture Africa’s process of innovating the future for itself based on a progressive embrace of what Africa is: young, productive, optimistic, and endowed in a state of transformation that is not only confident about itself but also unapologetic about its global outlook. Africa is moving beyond its historical tribulations and assertions of its greatness to a more conscious and dynamic agency for itself and its future. In this reconfiguration, it is creating an enabling setting for African innovations and sustainable development as well as the domestic, global and diaspora transformations that seek to capture this growing agency.
Africa is clearly redefining itself as the driver of its destiny by harnessing the productive energies of its ample youth, capitalizing on the synergies of its diaspora and making peace with the necessity of forging alliances within Africa and globally.
The Toyin Falola Annual Conference on Africa and the African Diaspora was inaugurated on July 4th-6th 2011 at the University of Ibadan, Oyo State, Nigeria. Anchored by the Ibadan Cultural Studies Group, the theme of the conference was “Creativity and Cultural Expressions in Africa and the African Diaspora” and it attracted scholars from all over the world. At least fifty well-researched papers were presented on various topics during the three days the conference lasted
Professor Cassandra Veney