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The African Studies Center hosts and co-sponsors a wide array of talks, conferences, symposiums, and seminars by internationally renowned intellectuals, artists, and scholars.

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8th Annual SEALLF Conference
Friday, September 29, 2017 - Saturday, September 30, 2017, All day.
FedEx Global Education Center, Room 4003, UNC-CH

The South East African Languages and Literatures Forum (SEALLF) is an annual conference organized by a group of scholars working on African language pedagogy, linguistics, and literature. This year's theme is: African Languages and Literatures in the Era of Globalization. Africa has been undergoing rapid social processes over the years. These changes have propelled Africa from the pre-colonial era, through the colonial era to the postcolonial era. The postcolonial era has ushered Africa into the era of globalization. The era of globalization unlike the pre-colonial and colonial eras has had a great implication on African languages and literatures. The question, which we ask is: What opportunities and challenges does the era of globalization present to African languages and literatures? Each prospective presenter should submit electronically an abstract of 250 words (please contact the organizers for detailed information on thematic content) to the organizing committee: at by Monday May 26, 2017. Abstracts should include the presenterís name, title of paper, institutional affiliation, and contact information.   Contact organizer for cost information.   Please Contact: Esther Lisanza for more information.


SERSAS/SEAN 2018 Spring Conference
Friday, January 26, 2018 - Saturday, January 27, 2018, All day.
University of Florida, Gainesville, FL

The South East Regional Seminar in African Studies (SERSAS) & Southeast Africanist Network (SEAN) will hold their Annual Joint Meeting at the University of Florida in Gainesville. The joint SERSAS/SEAN conference prides itself on providing a collegial and welcoming atmosphere, and we are particularly interested in supporting emerging scholars. Co-sponsored by the African Studies Center, UNC-Chapel Hill and the Center for African Studies, University of Florida.   Registration/fee is required.   Please Contact: Todd Leedy for more information.

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