Past Conferences/Conférences Passées

12th  Con­fer­ence: Uni­ver­si­ty of Ibadan, Ibadan, Oyo State (Nige­ria)

Fac­ul­ty of Arts, Uni­ver­si­ty of Ibadan
July 10–12, 2018

Theme: Oral Lit­er­a­tures and Fes­ti­vals in Africa and the African Dias­po­ra: Tra­di­tion and Globalization

Keynote speak­ers: Pro­fes­sor Ebieg­be­ria Joe Alagoa (Uni­ver­si­ty of Port Har­court, Nige­ria) and Tal Tamari  (CNRS


11th conference: University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida (USA)

Pugh Hall, Uni­ver­si­ty of Florida
May 25–28, 2016

Theme: Mem­o­ry and Remem­brance in Africa and the Diaspora

Keynote speak­ers: Pro­fes­sor Toyin Falo­la (Uni­ver­si­ty of Texas, Austin) and San­dra Bor­nand (CNRS)

Con­fer­ence pro­ceed­ings: Papers sub­mit­ted for the con­fer­ence pro­ceed­ings are cur­rent­ly under review.

10th conference: Abidjan, Ivory Coast

Uni­ver­sité Félix Houphouët-Boigny
June 11–15, 2014

Theme: Oral Lit­er­a­ture and Education

Keynote speak­ers:  Esi Suther­land-Addy (Insti­tute for African Stud­ies, Ghana) and Anne-Marie Dauphin-Tin­turi­er (inde­pen­dent researcher)