5th Annual Undergraduate Research Conference :

Theme: Globalization, Media and the African City

When: Saturday, October 5, 2019

Calling all undergraduate students with a passion for African Studies! The Institute of African Studies (IAS) at Carleton University is hosting its 5th annual undergraduate research conference on Saturday, October 5th, 2019 at Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada. The goal of this interdisciplinary conference is to provide a platform for emerging researchers with an interest in Africa and the pan-African diaspora to share knowledge and engage in conversations that are prominent today. We are accepting proposals from a broad range of disciplines that interact with African studies such as communications and journalism, international studies, environmental studies, architecture and design, geography, anthropology, film studies, Afrofuturism, music studies, history, gender studies, political science, economics, human rights and social justice.


The organizing committee of the IAS undergraduate conference welcomes well-researched papers addressing any of the above-listed subthemes relating to the African City. Local and international
undergraduate students interested in participating in the conference are encouraged to submit an abstract by July 6th, 2019. The abstract should be between 250 and 400-word for a final paper suitable for a 20-minute presentation.

Notice of acceptance of abstracts will be sent within two weeks after the deadline. All submissions in Word Doc (not PDF) must include the name of the applicant, year of study, academic program, and the name of their institution. Students in the African continent interested in presenting via Skype or recorded video are encouraged to pitch their abstract by the deadline. Please note that the organizers are not able to facilitate visa applications to Canada. Submissions should be addressed to the organizing committee at: communications.iasconference@gmail.com .

Please see the Call for Abstracts for more details.