to Nov 8

COM and Iziko Museums of South Africa training workshops: “Museum futures today: relevant, meaningful and responsible"

COM and Iziko Museums of South Africa are hosting a training workshop for English speaking museum professionals from Africa. Participants will have the opportunity to meet to develop their skills in community and stakeholder engagement across all disciplines, as related to museum practice. The training workshop, entitled “Museum futures today: relevant, meaningful and responsible”, will encourage the participants to rethink their role as museum workers and as participants and partners in social and community change.

Funding is available.

For participant criteria and to have a look at the call for applications, please visit the website…/training-programme-museum-futures-to…/

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to Nov 19

Conversations about Art, Objects and Archives at Origins Centre Museum, Johannesburg

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The Origins Centre (University of the Witwatersrand) and the Heritage Experience Initiative (University of Oslo) invite participants to join in “Conversations about Art, Objects and Archives” – a two- day workshop at the Origins Centre museum of University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa. The workshop will be held on the 18th – 19th November 2019.

For more information, please see announcement in PDF file here.

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to Mar 14

Conference Announcement: Living Forward, Looking Back: Museum Practice for Postcolonial Futures

Living Forward, Looking Back: Museum Practice for Postcolonial Futures

at the Iziko South African Museum

Cape Town, South Africa

March 9-14, 2020

Commonwealth Association of Museums (CAM) & Iziko Museums of South Africa

 The event consists of two, 2-day pre-conference workshops, a 3-day conference, and a post-conference tour. There will be separate registration fees for each:

Workshops: 1. Collections Management and Preventive Conservation of Human Remains and Sacred Belongings; and 2. Interpreting Difficult History: Curation and Education

Conference: The conference will explore issues of difficult histories in post-colonial societies.Themes include:

·      Decolonising the Museum

·      Legacies of Empire

·      Trauma and Memory

·      Human Remains and Sacred Artefacts

·      Community Engagement; and

·      Reconciliation

as well as visits to local museums and heritage sites including the Slave Lodge, Robben Island and District Six Museum.

Post-conference tour: Visit Solms Delta, a progressive wine estate that is empowering its previously disadvantaged worker and resident communities through sharing of land and business equity and museums in the region.

For further information, to receive the Call for Papers or to submit a 250 word proposal/abstract and 100-word biography by June 30, 2019, contact: Wendy Black, Rachel Erickson, Wendy Molnar:

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to Jun 7

Peopling history of Africa: a multidisciplinary perspective

International interdisciplinary conference at the University of Geneva, Switzerland, 6-7 June 2019 

** Peopling history of Africa: a multidisciplinary perspective **

This conference gathers a number of outstanding international researchers active in different fields (e.g. genetics, paleontology, prehistory…) in order to present a comprehensive view of our present knowledge about the peopling history of Africa.

Conference program and practical information are available on the website 

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to Mar 22

African Conference on Experimental Archaeology (ACE2018)

The first African Conference on Experimental Archaeology (ACE2018) will be held on the 20th-22nd of March 2018 at the University of the Witwatersrand (Wits), Johannesburg, South Africa. The conference is organised by the Archaeology Division at Wits and EXARC, the International Organisation of Archaeological Open-Air Museums (AOAM) and Experimental Archaeology.  

Conference Topics Include:

Actualistic and laboratory experiments to understand and generate hypotheses on the archaeological record;

Experimental archaeology and public outreach;

Ethnoarchaeology and traditional skills;

Digital techniques and experimental archaeology.

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to Sep 10

'Africa on the Move' Conference


From the Conference Organizers:

To mark the 10th anniversary of the African Archaeology Group and the John Alexander seminar series at the University of Cambridge, we are holding a conference dedicated to ‘Africa on the Move.’ The dispersal of our species out of Africa sits prominently in the popular imagination while internal African diversity has received relatively little attention. In this conference we wish to focus on the dispersal of people, artefacts, and ideas within Africa throughout the ages. 

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to Aug 2

Sixth Biennial Conference of the East African Association of Palaeoanthropology and Palaeontology

The Sixth Biennial Conference of the East African Association of Paleoanthropology and Paleontology will be held in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia from July 30 to August 2, 2017.

2017 EAAPP CONFERENCE PROGRAM: https://eaappinfo.wordpress. com/2017-2/2017-conference- program/ 

2017 EAAPP CONFERENCE ABSTRACTS: https://eaappinfo. conference-abstracts/

Conference Webpage: Facebook:

EAAPP Facebook page:



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to Jul 14

15th Colloquium, West African Archaeological Association, 10-14 July 2017

“Archaeology of West Africa without Borders: Connecting and Integrating Heritage Knowledge Systems," 15th Colloquium, West African Archaeological Association (W.A.A.A/A.O.A.A), 10-14 July 2017, Department of Archaeology and Heritage Studies, University of Ghana, Legon-Ghana

For information:

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to Dec 3

59th Annual Meeting of the African Studies Association Program Now Available

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The preliminary program for the 59th Annual Meeting of the African Studies Association is now available on the African Studies Association website.  This year's meeting theme is "Imagining Africa at the Center: Bridging Scholarship, Policy, and Representation in African Studies" and will be held December 1 - 3, 2016 in Washington, D.C., USA.

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to Sep 25

Grand Opening of the Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of African History and Culture

Saturday, September 24, 2016 is the opening day of the Smithsonian Institution's newest museum - The National Museum of African American History & Culture

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to Sep 2

World Archaeological Congress - 8, Kyoto, Japan

The Eighth World Archaeological Congress (WAC - 8) will be held in Kyoto, Japan from August 28 to September 2, 2016.  The World Archaeological Congress conference is one of the premier events in global archaeology and cultural heritage conservation and protection. There will be a number of sessions at WAC - 8 focusing on archaeology and cultural heritage in Africa.  


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