CHAM Conference, 17-19 July 2019
CHAM is proud to announce the organisation of its IV International Conference on Innovation, Invention and Memory in Africa. Following very successful previous editions we are now focusing on Africa, its heritage, challenges and achievements.
As a leading centre in the Humanities, CHAM aims in this edition to foster the presentation and discussion of multiple disciplinary approaches and contributions to the understanding of cultural, literary, historical, social, educational, artistic, ecological, and political landscapes in Africa. The conference will bring together students, academics, policymakers, community leaders, artists. It will promote a broad disciplinary approach to African Studies and a dynamic forum for discussion and knowledge production. A particular attention will be dedicated to the importance of future leaderships and to the role of young policymakers, researchers and artists.
Read more about the conference concept.
Registration remains OPEN but Early-bird registration has now passed. Everyone attending the conference, whatever your role needs to register. The registration categories and fees are listed on the registration page.
The conference daily and panel timetables are online, so please view this page to see when and where your panel will take place.
Please view the video below to update you on what you need to do between now and the conference.
If you require a visa to enter Portugal, please make sure you begin your application as soon as possible via the Portuguese embassy in your country. If you require a visa support letter, please email admin(at)chamconference.org and we can provide a visa support electronic letter to all delegates with accepted papers and/or panels.
The call for papers is now closed and all papers have been allocated to panels. The timetable page and panel timetable will be online in the next week.
We have received an invitation from the prestigious publishing house ROUTLEDGE to publish an edited volume about Innovation, Invention and Memory in Africa in the wake of the conference. A selection of papers will be included in this publication.
If you wish for your paper to be considered for publication please provide a full paper by the end of the confrence (19 July 2019) to the conference organisers.
Please note that the working language of the conference is English. Presentations may be delivered in Portuguese, although proposals (titles/abstracts) should be presented in English, and consideration given to the global audience.
You can also see videos from the previous conferences here.
The Portuguese Centre for Humanities (CHAM) is an inter-University research unit of the Faculdade de Ciências Sociais e Humanas, Universidade NOVA de Lisboa and of the Universidade dos Açores, funded by the Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia. CHAM’s team includes researchers from different disciplinary fields (Archaeology, Art History, Heritage, Literature, Philosophy and History of ideas), different domains of History (Economic, Cultural, Political, Social, Religious, History of Science and History of books and reading practices) and specialists from various geographic spaces. From 2015 to 2020, CHAM’s strategic project will focus on “frontiers”. This multi-disciplinary project considers frontiers as limits that distinguished, throughout history, a plurality of societies and cultures, but also as social and cultural constructs that promoted communication and interaction.
Alberto Carvalho (Portugal - FLUL), Amália Lopes (Cabo Verde – Uni - CV), Ana Maria Martinho (Portugal - CHAM/ NOVA FCSH), Elizabeth Giorgis (Etiópia - College of Performing and Visual Art, Modern Art Museum: Gebre Kristos Desta Center), Gregório Tchikola (Angola – Univ. Lueji A’ NKonde), Helena Miguel (Angola - Univ. Católica), Hilary Owen (UK – University of Manchester/Oxford University), Isaac Albert (Nigéria – University of Ibadan), João Paulo Oliveira e Costa (Portugal – CHAM/ NOVA FCSH), José Horta (Portugal – Universidade de Lisboa), Nataniel Ngomane (Moçambique - Univ. Eduardo Mondlane / Fundo Bibliográfico Moçambique), Odete Semedo (Guiné-Bissau – Instituto Nacional de Estudos e Pesquisa), Perpétua Gonçalves (Moçambique - Universidade Eduardo Mondlane), Philip Rothwell (UK - Oxford University), Roquinaldo Ferreira (Brasil/USA – Brown University), Toby Green (UK – King´s College)
We are grateful to FCT for their financial support.
The conference is organised by the team at NomadIT