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You can find the mini-exhibition on Afrikan diaspora communities and cultures in Finland in the main lobby of the Linna building (1st floor). The materials in the mini-exhibition are from the African presence in Finland exhibition (The Finnish Labour Museum Werstas 29 April – 8 November 2015).

Network meeting on Friday 7 July
– open for all conference participants

This conference is a result of a longstanding collaboration with a group of scholars, writers and artists from many universities and research institutes in Europe and the U.S. Some of us were members of the “Afroeurope@ans” research programme (coordinated by Dr. Marta Sofía Lopéz Rodríguez, University of León) that ended in 2015, others are members of an extended network. For over ten years, we have organized these conferences at different European universities. To be able to continue these conferences, and to strengthen the emerging field of Black and African European Studies, we wish to expand our research network. Therefore, we welcome the conference participants to an open network meeting on Friday 7 July at 19.00 – 20.00, place: Lecture Hall Väinö Linna, -1 floor.  The purpose of the meeting is to present our ideas and discuss the future of the network and the next conference, see the Call for Conveners below.

CfC - Call for Conveners: 7th AfroEuropes Conference 2019

The research network behind Afroeuropeans: Black Cultures and Identities in Europe conferences is now looking for a scholar or a team of scholars and activists based at a University or with strong ties into the academy to host the next bi-annual conference in 2019. After hosting a series of large, international, and interdisciplinary conferences in Spain (Leon in 2006, 2008; Cadíz 2011), Britain (London 2013), Germany (Münster 2015), and Finland (Tampere 2017), we envisage the conference moving to a new European destination.

Black and African European Studies explore social spaces and cultural practices that are characterised by a series of contemporary and historical overlaps between Africa, the African diasporas, and Europe. Our conferences are designed to contribute to the existing scholarship in this field – with a view to establishing it more firmly in its several disciplinary locations and beyond.

Interested parties are asked to propose a provisional description of the 7th Afroeuropeans: Black cultures and Identities in Europe conference. Please indicate which research areas and which disciplines you are likely to focus on and which areas beyond the academy (activism, artists, writers, museums, etc.) you would like to involve. Outline both, your institutional contexts and the potential funding opportunities you want to draw on. We aim to keep the conference fees as low as possible so that, for example, activists, students, and un-affiliated researchers are able to participate fully. Please indicate a possible conference date. You may also want to draft a provisional conference title.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact:

Mark Stein <>
Anna Rastas <>

Please send your proposal to the above email addresses by July 4, 2017.

The proposals that are sent by the deadline will be discussed during the 6th AfroEuropean Studies conference by the steering committee of the network and in the open network meeting on Friday 7 July (see the conference programme). We will get back to you after the Tampere conference (5.-8. July 2017).

Older news:

The preliminary programme has now been published! For more information, please see Programme.

The registration for Afroeuropeans 2017 is now open! For more information, please see Registration.

The deadlines for registration have been confirmed as follows:

15 May 2017: Deadline for registration for session organizers and those presenting a paper (papers can be presented and abstracts are included in the conference programme only if registration fee has been paid by this time)

8 June 2017: Deadline for registration for other conference participants

The confirmed keynote speakers are:

Professor Paul Gilroy, American and English literature, King's College London

Professor Elisa Joy White, African American and African Studies, University of California at Davis and Vice President, Association for the Study of the Worldwide African Diaspora (ASWAD)

Dr. Henry Mainsah, Marie Curie Fellow, Centre for Interdisciplinary Methodologies, University of Warwick

LL.M. Domenica Ghidei Biidu, Member of European Commission against Racism and Intolerance (ECRI)

Johny Pitts, writer, photographer, broadcaster, founder of

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