What is AfroEurope@s

AfroEurope@s

AfroEurope@s IV: Black Cultures and Identities in Europe: Continental Shifts, Shifts in Perception

An inter-disciplinary conference with papers covering literature, history, music, theatre, art, translation, politics, immigration, youth culture and European policies, perceptions of North Africa and more, Afroeurope@as IV brings together scholars, critics, activists and artists to debate and discuss these issues. With contributions from across Europe, the USA, Africa and Asia, the conference will enhance the field of African European Studies as well as lead the way towards a new awareness of the essential contributions of Europe’s black populations in all fields.


1-4 October 2013

Institute of English Studies, University of London, and the Postcolonial Literatures Research Group, Department of English at The Open University

Early-bird registration will give you a discount for the whole conference, which includes two specially-programmed cultural events! Nearer the time it will also be possible to register for single days of the conference. To register please book online through the Senate House website.

Senate House is proud to welcome to the fourth Afroeurope@s conference, which is being held in London for the first time.

Afroeurope@s IV is also proud to welcome some of the foremost writers and scholars as keynote speakers, from internationally acclaimed authors Caryl Phillips and Ngũgĩ wa Thiong’o to renowned academics and critics Dominic Thomas and Susheila Nasta. Anna Rastas from Finland is the leading authority on the country’s refugee communities, particularly in relation to young people, whilst Eritrean-born poet Ribka Sibhatu, who now lives in Rome, is an expert on the immigration policies of Italy and Fortress Europe.