13th International Conference of Africanists


Society and Politics in Africa:

Traditional, Transitional, and New

13th International African Studies Conference

(Moscow, May 27-30, 2014)


Conference Program

Book of Abstracts

Guidelines for Participants

Сonference Materials

Dear Colleagues,

On May 27-30, 2014, in Moscow the Research Council for the Problems of Economic, Social, Political and Cultural Development of African Countries and the Institute for African Studies of the Russian Academy of Sciences hold the 13th Conference of Africanists titled Society and Politics in Africa: Traditional, Transitional, and New. The Conference will take place on the premises of the Institute for African Studies and the Institute for Linguistics of the Russian Academy of Sciences. The working languages of the Conference are Russian and English.

The Organizing Committee have considered all the panel proposals received by it. The list of accepted proposals can be found below. The deadline for paper proposals (in the form of abstracts within 300 words in Russian or English) is November 1, 2013. The proposals should be sent directly to the respective panel convener(s) who is (are) to inform the applicant about his (her) application's fortune by December 1, 2013 – the date by which the panel conveners are to submit their compiled panels to the Organizing Committee.

The information to be submitted alongside with the paper abstract includes full name, title, position, institutional affiliation, full mail and e-mail addresses, telephone and fax numbers.

However, in case you feel your paper does not fit any particular panel but corresponds to the Conference’s general topic, you may submit your proposal to the Organizing Committee by the same date (November 1, 2013) and it will be considered for scheduling for the Free Communication Panel. Besides, if the Organizing Committee finds it reasonable to unite an appropriate number of proposals submitted for the Free Communication Panel into a thematic panel, it may establish such a panel and propose one of its prospective participants to convene it.

The Organizing Committee can be reached by e-mail, at the addresses: conf2014@gmail.com (for general inquiries on the Conference-related academic matters and proposals for the Free Communication Panel) and inter.inafr@mail.ru (for the inquiries regarding technical matters – accommodation, visas, etc.).

The Organizing Committee can assist in booking the "Slavyanka" hotel.

Information regarding the visa application process will be sent to the prospective participants in the beginning of 2014.

The Conference registration fee is $150 ($75 for students) and can be paid not only in dollars, but also in Euros or Russian rubles according to the official exchange rate on the date of registration. The fee is to be paid in cash on site upon arrival. The registration fee includes the Visa Support Application Certificate, the Conference Book of Abstracts, stationary items, coffee-breaks, and reception. The fee for an accompanying person (official spouses, children and parents only, according to the Russian regulations) ($ 50) includes the Visa Support Application Certificate and reception. Participants from most African, as well as some non-African states, can apply for waving from the fee by sending an e- mail to conf2014@gmail.com before sending us information for the Visa Support Application Certificate (the deadine for what is January 31).

The Organizing Committee would appreciate your familiarizing interested colleagues with this Announcement.