UGR to hold 10th Iberian Conference on African Studies (25-27 Jan)

Fri, 01/19/2018 - 13:49
Cartel Iberian Conference on African Studies

The 10th Iberian Conference on African Studies will be held in Granada from the 25 to the 27 January 2018. Focusing on African people as generators and drivers of knowledge and as agents of their own social transformation, the event will also pay homage to some of the pioneers of African studies from the Iberian Peninsula.

The opening ceremony will be delivered by Luis Padrón López, Director General of the “Casa África” Consortium and María Teresa Fernández de la Vega, Chairperson of the Women for Africa Foundation. It will be launched under the slogan “African Cultures and Peoples: Identities, Power, Knowledge and Traditions in Feminine”, in reference to key lines of research established by the pioneers of African studies.

African feminisms and activist movements will be explored in light of the contributions made by women and men from across the continent. As part of the conference, the translation of Nigerian writer Ifi Amadiume’s 1987 book Male daughters, Female Husbands, Gender and Sex in an African Society into Spanish will be presented. The documentary Los párpados cerrados de Centroáfrica by Alfredo Torrescalles and Berta Mendiguren will also be screened, to mention just a few of the diverse activities that make up the conference.

Highlighting global and local connections, the event will come to a grand finale on the streets of Granada, bringing the conference participants and local African community together.

The 10th Iberian Conference on African Studies has been organised by the AFRICAInES (SEJ-491) research group and sponsored by the Vice-Rectorate for Internationalization and the Centre for Development Cooperation Initiatives (CICODE), the “Casa África” Consortium and the Women for Africa Foundation, in collaboration with the Women's and Gender Studies Institute, the Study Group for African Societies (GESA) and the CEI-IUL Centre for International Studies.


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