Last updated: Friday, May 31, 2023

The Canadian Association of African Studies (CAAS) will hold its 2023 conference as part of the Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences from May 29-June 1, 2023 at York University in Toronto, Canada. Conference registration must be completed through the Congress 2023 portal. For more information on how to register, Congress registration fees and more, please visit the Congress 2023 website.


Dear conference participants,
​​​​​​​On behalf of the Canadian Association of African Studies (CAAS), it is my pleasure to extend a warm welcome to all scholars and researchers in the multidisciplinary field of African Studies attending our 2023 annual conference. 
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Toyin Falola is the Jacob and Frances Sanger Mossiker Chair in the Humanities and University Distinguished Teaching Professor at the University of Texas at Austin. His primary research interest focuses on African history since the nineteenth century, with a concentration on Nigeria. He is author and editor of more than one hundred books and has won various awards including the Cecil B. Currey Book Award for Economic Reforms and Modernization in Nigeria. A former president of the African Studies Association, he has been decorated with half a dozen honorary doctorates and Fellowships of the Historical Society of Nigeria and the Nigerian Academy of Letters.

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The Institute of African Studies (IAS) invites you to join us on Saturday, June 10, 2023, 1 – 3:00 pm for a new book launch titled “Leave, My Bones in Saskatoon” by Michael Afenfia.

Carleton’s Institute of African Studies Launches Collaborative PhD with Specialization in African Studies

Building on the success and mandate of the Institute’s research vision and sustained interest in graduate studies in the field of African Studies, we are excited to announce the commencement of the collaborative PhD with Specialization in African Studies.

This program is a first of its kind at a graduate level in Canada.
The inaugural cohort of the PhD program will be welcomed in the 2023/24 academic year across three collaborating units – Anthropology, Sociology & International Affairs.

About the Collaborative PhD
The Collaborative PhD with a Specialization in African Studies is designed for graduates of Masters programs in the humanities and the social sciences who, through interdisciplinary research wish to enrich and deepen their training in a particular discipline or area of study by developing expertise in African Studies. The specialization will lead to degrees within the host department as follows:

Director of the Institute, Dr. Nduka Otiono notes that “more units will be added to the collaborative PhD in African Studies in the coming months. Amongst the units expected to join the Collaborative PhD in African Studies specialization are English Language and Literature, Architecture, Political Science, History, and The Institute for Comparative Studies in Literature, Art and Culture (ICSLAC).”

Program Requirements
The Collaborative PhD will be available with the following requirements: CourseworkComprehensive or Field examinations, and thesis/dissertation will be on an African Studies topic and supervised by a faculty member with expertise in Africa and Africa related research in the primary unit. It may also be co-supervised by an IAS faculty member.

Admission into the program
For more information on how to apply, visit Website

 The SOAS GLOCAL AFALA 2023, the GLOCAL African Assembly on Linguistic Anthropology 2023: Call For Abstracts

We announce the (SCOPUS / ISI) SOAS GLOCAL AFALA 2023, the African Assembly on Linguistic Anthropology.
( (2021 retained owing to COVID)

Main Hosts – University of Nairobi, and SOAS, University of London

Purpose and Structure – Over 400 scholars globally will gather to present papers and to engage in progressive discussion on the Linguistic Anthropology, the Language and Society, and the Sociolinguistics, (and related fields) of Africa. The SOAS GLOCAL is a fully Non-Profit unit at SOAS, University of London, assisting scholars in impeded economic positions, who require funding to access the Conference, and who display strong ability in their work. The SOAS GLOCAL AFALA 2023 proceedings are SCOPUS / ISI (AHCI / SSCI / CPCi) indexed and contribute to ranked and cited publications for all those accepted to present and publish. The SOAS GLOCAL AFALA 2023 will publish papers presented at the conference in High Impact Journal Publication Special Issues.

SOAS GLOCAL AFALA Physical In-person Conference  –  The University of Nairobi, Kenya
Dates – October 18-21,

Abstract deadline submission: June 02, 2023

Toyin Falola presents 

The Audrey Richards Lecture in African Studies

Professor Toyin Falola, the Jacob and Frances Mossiker Chair in the Humanities and University Distinguished Teaching Professor at the University of Texas at Austin, will be the guest speaker at this year’s Cambridge University’s The Audrey Richards Lecture in African Studies. Hosted by The Centre of African Studies, Professor Falola’s lecture is titled  “MARGINAL IDENTITIES IN AFRICA”.
Date and time:
Wed, 7 Jun 2023 17:00 – 18:30 BST

Africa is grounded in diversity, people, and cultures, all three that determine how the continent is evaluated in various economic and political ways. However, considering the three factors bring about exposure to identities that are largely marginalized, either based on the disposition of a people or cultural subscriptions by which standards affect the status of other persons.

May 27 – June 2, 2023 | Congress 2023 – Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences
May 29 – June 1, 2023 | 2023 CAAS Annual conference: Africa reckonings and futures York University, Toronto


Nov. 20-23, 2023 |Sport, Leisure, and the Body in African History Writing Workshop  ( Deadline: June 15)
Aug. 14, 2023 |  Post-doc Environmental Humanities of Extraction in Africa
June  29, 2023 |Creative Writing (prose) and Global Black Literature – Professor
June  20, 2023 | Visiting Fellowship for Scholars from the Global South⁠
June  02, 2023 | Interdisciplinary MPhil/Ph.D Programme in Social Studies – Class of 2024
July  5, 2023 |  British Academy funded early career writing workshop
June  27, 2023 | Assistant Professor, Africana Studies
June  27, 2023 | African Poetry Digital Humanities Grants
June  19, 2023 | Public Policy – Assistant Professor
June 03, 2023 | Sociology – Associate Professor (Black Studies of Gender/Sexualities and Health)

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