The School of Oriental and African Studies at University of London invites students, scholars, public and alumnis to participate in this year's BARAZA Swahili Studies online conference, 29 October 2021; CfP until 31 August 2021



BARAZA Swahili studies conference

School of Oriental and African Studies, SOAS
University of London

When?     Fri 29th of October 2021 – 9am-6pm (UK Time)
Where?     Online (Zoom link)
Open to?     Students, scholars, public, alumni
Registration     This event is free, but registration is required
Deadline for abstracts      31st August 2021


Abstracts are invited for short presentations at our Annual one-day conference addressing any aspect of the language, literature, translation, culture, philosophy or diaspora of the Swahili speaking peoples of the world. The aim of the meeting is to foster academic interaction and exchange about new or emerging research, developing ideas and interests for mutual benefit among Swahili scholars and students.

We welcome papers that address issues around the changing aspects of Swahili language and linguistics; about the historical trajectories of Swahili literary and cultural writings and other forms of expression; we also welcome contributions from art practitioners and art historians.

Please email your 250-300 word abstract and title of your presentation (in English or Swahili) to Dr Ida Hadjivayanis, Convenor: ih11(at)

This conference is organised by the SOAS Centre of African studies.

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Dr Ida Hadjivayanis

ih11[ at ]