19th – 21st October 2023

Viva Africa


Theme:Changing Environment, Changing Climate, Changing Societies and Politics in Africa

Conference venue:

Philosophical Faculty, University Hradec Králové, Czech Republic

19th – 21st October 2023

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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 viva.africa.conference@gmail.com to receive the conference ZOOM links. Please, do not forget to give your full name and affiliation in your request.

Twelfth VIVA AFRICA conference invites participants to engage in a discussion of mutual encounters, inventions, constructions and relations of all kinds taking place between Africa and Europe, in the past, present and future. Especially – although by no means exclusively – we invite scholars studying the exchanges and entanglements between African countries and those parts of Europe that are not conventionally associated with colonialism (e. g. most of Central and Eastern Europe), but which have nonetheless participated in global economic and cultural transfers, benefited from them and developed their own colonial imageries and discourses, and which have, by the virtue of their lack of an official colonial history, only recently been drawn into the discussions on postcoloniality and decolonization. One of the aims is to give more nuance to the postcolonial debate that tends to use reified notions of ‘Europe’ as simply part of the ‘West’ or the ‘global North’, forgetting about ongoing, if more subtle, developments between European countries ‘without colonies’ and the African continent.

The conference seeks to shed light on the nature of the exchange of ideas, knowledge, goods, cultural artifacts and people under various political and economic circumstances and regimes of imagination and knowledge production between Africa and Europe. This interdisciplinary conference welcomes submissions on current as well as historical topics from diverse academic as well as regional and cultural perspectives. Comparative approaches are especially appreciated.

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