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Call for Papers

Theme: Africa-Asia
Subtitle: A New Axis of Knowledge
Type: 2nd International Conference
Institution: International Convention of Asia Scholars (ICAS)
  Association for Asian Studies in Africa (A-Asia)
  University of Dar es Salaam (UDSM)
Location: Dar es Salaam (Tanzania)
Date: 20.–22.9.2018
Deadline: 1.2.2018

Building on the multiple encounters, interactions and dialogues
initiated at the 1st Africa-Asia Conference (Accra, Ghana, 2015), the
2nd international Conference ‘Africa-Asia, a New Axis of Knowledge’,
to be held from 20-22 September 2018, in Dar es Salaam (Tanzania),
seeks to deepen the explorations of new realities, and long histories
connecting Africa and Asia. The conference aims to solidify an
infrastructure of engagement bringing together scholars, artists,
intellectuals and educators based in Africa and Asia as well as
across the world to think both comparatively and holistically about
the challenges and possibilities of cross-continental and
trans-regional encounters.

Emphasizing an inclusive approach, the conference, modelled after
ICAS international conventions, will be organized around a series of
broad thematic multi-disciplinary and multi-sectorial groupings that
highlight multiple flows and mobilities linking the two continents
such as: transcontinental connections & interactions, economics &
development, intellectual; encounters, arts & culture, migration &
diasporas and Asian studies in Africa & African studies in Asia.
Specifically, the central unifying theme for the conference is a call
to understand the histories and futures of Africa-Asia as
simultaneously unfolding, in order to rethink the methodologies and
knowledge practices through which we understand Africa in Asia and
Asia in Africa, and beyond, Africa, Asia and other world regions as
‘fields of studies’.


We invite proposals for (institutional) panels, roundtables,
exhibitions, documentaries, papers, (MA and PhD) dissertations and
book presentations in the newly conceptualized field of
‘Asian-African studies’.

Proposals should be in English or French. They should be submitted
online by 1 February 2018.

Find the submission forms on:


Very limited financial support may be made available to some scholars
who reside in Africa and Asia and some junior or low-income scholars
from other parts of the world. If you would like to be considered for
a grant, please submit the Grant Application Form in which you state
the motivation for your request:

Please also specify the kind of funding that you will apply for or
will receive from other sources. Please note that the conference
operates on a limited budget, and will not normally be able to
provide more than a partial coverage of the costs of travel. The form
should be submitted before 1 February 2018. Requests for funding
received after this date will not be taken into consideration.


University of Dar es Salaam (UDSM)
Dar es Salaam, Tanzania


University of Dar es Salaam (UDSM, Tanzania)

Association for Asian Studies in Africa (A-Asia, Accra, Ghana

International Convention of Asia Scholars (ICAS, Leiden, the

Conference website: