Conference on “ Africa: Societies, Cultures and Languages”
The annual conference on “Africa: Societies, Cultures and Languages”, this year de-voted to the subject of “Africa in Russia and Russia in Africa” will be held in St. Petersburg on 16-18 May 2001 under the auspices of the Academic Council for African Problems, Rus-sian Academy of Sciences, the Centre of Civilisational and Regional Studies RAS, the Mu-seum of Anthropology and Ethnography RAS and the State University of St. Petersburg.
The issues to be discussed are as follows:
Historic ties and co-operation of the USSR/Russia with African states;
Images of Russia in African cultures and images of Africa in Russian culture;
African Diaspora in Russia and Russian communities in African countries;
African studies in Russia: sources, traditions, the present condition and per-spectives;
Traditions and novelties in the languages and literatures of African countries;
Europe and Africa: historic and cultural ties.
The Organising Committee has the honour to invite you and members of your re-search centre / institution of learning to take part in the forum in question.
Your applications, together with abstracts (not to exceed 200 words) and a short C.V. are expected by April 1, and your paper – by April 20, 2001.
All the expenses connected with the visit have to be covered by the participant himself / herself.
Please send you abstracts and requests for more information to Organising Com-mittee: Dr L. Prokopenko, Academic Council for African Problems, Spiridonovka str., 30/1, Moscow 103001. Tel: (095) 290-60-25 Fax: (095) 202-07-86
Chairman of the Organising Committee
Prof I. Sledzevsky Director
Centre of Civilisational and Regional Studies
of the Organising Committee
Dr. L. Prokopenko
Dr L. Prokopenko, Academic Council for African Problems, Spiridonovka str., 30/1, Moscow, Russia, 103001.
Tel: (095) 290-60-25 Fax: (095) 202-07-86
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