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Czech Association for African Studies

Conference VIVA AFRICA 2021

12th International Conference on African studies VIVA AFRICA 2021

Theme: Africa and (the Other) Europe: Imageries – Discourses – Exchanges

Venue: Charles University, Faculty of Arts, room 200 and 201 and online, Jan Palach Square 1/2, Prague, Czech Republic

Date: 16–⁠17 September 2021

Keynote speaker: Prof. Dr. Sabelo Ndlovu-Gatsheni (short bio)

Conference program: for download

Book of abstracts: for download

Access: The conference is held both physically and online. All active participants are going to receive the program with ZOOM links to each section of the conference automatically. Broad and academic public, especially students are most welcome to attend physically or online. Write to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to receive the conference ZOOM links. Please, do not forget to give your full name and affiliation in your request.

Annual general meeting of the CAAS is going to take place Wed 15 Sept. 2021 at 1pm in the Faculty of Arts, Charles University, nám. Jana Palacha 2. room 200 and online (all members invited via e-mail)

The call for papers for VIVA AFRICA 2021 for download

Conference website



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Strong efforts have been made since 2006 to establish a new tradition of African Studies in the Czech Republic by organizing an annual conference focused on various disciplines concerning Africa. Since we can see an extensive academic interest in African Studies research in our country, the decision has been made to provide a wider platform for presenting results of primary research. Nowadays, VIVA AFRICA conference is jointly co-organised by the Czech Association for African Studies, University of Hradec Králové, the Metropolitan University Prague and Cultura Africa association. 

Active participants (paper givers) are anthropologists, historians, linguists, political scientists, sociologists and other researchers. The conference is open for professors, academic scholars, PhD. students, and other specialists who have Africa as their field of study, and who want to present results of their primary research. Especially M.A. students of African studies are welcome as observers. 

The conference takes place in the form of plenary sessions. The scientific programme begins with the keynote address by an acknowledged scholar and clusters of paper presentations follow. Each paper is allocated approx. 20 minutes. The scholarly programme of the first day is usually followed by a toast of welcome, launch of new books and the reception. 

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