Slavery in Africa: Past, Legacies and Present (SLAFCO)

Research on slavery in Africa has benefited from a clear dynamism in recent years, supported, partly, by international research programmes as well as by the publication of many works of reference. The historic importance of slavery in Africa, its weight in the social relations maintained by various sectors of society and in the construction of contemporary nation states are well established. But these questions are often sensitive and very contemporary.

The conference is intended to contribute to this assessment of knowledge about slavery in Africa and to take stock of the most recent significant scientific advances. By promoting interdisciplinary scientific dialogue (history, anthropology, sociology, museology) and dialogue with civil society (through the attendance of anti-slavery associations), the ambition here is to continue efforts to break down barriers between the various regions of the African continent, their historiographies and their stakeholders.
Tuesday, 19.04.22 - 08:30 AM – Thursday, 21.04.22 - 06:00 PM
Event format
Slavery in Africa. Knowledge and Openings
Target groups



English and French
University of Yaoundé I, Cameroon
not required
Additional Information
Unité de Recherche Migrations & Sociétés (URMIS, Institut de Recherche pour le Développement / Université Côte d’Azur), France; Centre d'Études et de Recherches Pluridisciplinaires sur l'Esclavage et les Traites en Afrique (CERPETA), Université de Yaoundé I - Université de Maroua, Cameroon; Centre Africain de Recherches sur les Traites et les Esclavages (CARTE) – Université Cheikh Anta Diop, Senegal; Centre for Research on Slavery and Indenture (CRSI), Le Réduit, University of Mauritius; Centre International de Recherche sur les Esclavages (CIRESC), Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS), Paris, France; Bonn Center for Dependency and Slavery Studies, Bonn, Germany; Department of History, Lisbon University, Lisbon, Portugal; Institute of Ethiopian Studies, Addis Ababa University, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia; The Catholic University of Eastern Africa, Nairobi, Kenya; The National Museums of Kenya, Mombasa, Kenya; The University of Birmingham, Birmingham, United Kingdom; Bath Spa University, Bath Spa, United Kingdom
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