John L Warfield Center

African History Conference "Women, Gender and Sexualities in Africa"

Sat, March 27, 2010 | The Texas Union (Room TBA) - The University of Texas at Austin

Welcome to the 2009 Africa Conference at the University of Texas at Austin

This year's theme is Science, Technology and Environment, and it is our 9th annual African conference at the University of Texas, Austin.  We are extremely excited to see if this year's can live up to the success of the previous eight conferences. The abstracts that we have received are impressive and we expect additional ones.

Science, Technology, and Environment remain a vital components of the daily lives for most peoples across the globe, and Africans are no different. The submitted abstracts look quite interesting, and the panels will reflect the diverse and expansive effects popular cultures have made throughout Africa. This year's conference will bring together distinguished scholars from various disciplines, countries and backgrounds.  I anticipate lively and thought-provoking discussions to occur during the conference.


Toyin Falola
Fellow of the Nigerian Academy of Letters
The Frances Higginbotham Nalle Centennial Professor
University Distinguished Teaching Professor


This year's Conference Coordinator is Saheed Aderinto. For any issue regarding participation, sponsorship, etc. please contact him at

Africa History Conference

The Convener of the Africa Conferences is Dr. Toyin Falola. He may be reached at or by mail at:

Toyin Falola
The University of Texas at Austin
History Dept
1 University Station Stop B7000
Austin, TX 78712

Sponsored by: University of Texas at Austin Department of History, The Frances Higginbotham Nalle Professorship, John L. Warfield Center for African and African American Studies

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