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BAAL seminar on Minority Languages and New Media

Saturday, February 11th, 2017

The British Association For Applied Linguistics is organizing a seminar entitled Minority Languages and New Media: Towards language revitalisation in Africa and Europe at Aston University, Birmingham, April 27-28, 2017. Abstracts are due February 20. More information.

Pan African Reading for All Conference, Abuja, 2017

Sunday, November 6th, 2016

The Reading Association of Nigeria will host the 10th annual Pan African Literacy for All Conference on August 28–31, 2017. The conference theme is “Connecting and Engaging with Literacies: Systems and Structures for Sustainable Development”. Contact: Judith Baker ( Website.

LIA BAAL SIG annual conference, Reading, UK, May 2017

Sunday, November 6th, 2016

The next Annual Conference of the LIA BAAL SIG will be held on Friday, May 5, 2017 at the University of Reading and the theme will be “Language without Borders: Multilingual Communication in Africa and the Diaspora”. Papers are invited on any topic which fits into that theme, including translation, translanguaging, oral communication and so forth. Please contact the LiASIG Secretary Goodith White ( for more information.

SOAS Africa Conference, London, July 2017

Thursday, November 3rd, 2016

The SOAS Centre of African studies (CAS) calls for contributions for the first SOAS Africa Conference to be held on 20th and 21st of July 2017. The conference theme, “Imagining Africa’s Future”, marks SOAS’ centenary, and in order to celebrate a century of African studies we look forward to examine future key trends, changes and debates that are likely to shape the African continent over the coming century, drawing from a broad range of disciplines and perspectives in a truly inter-disciplinary conference. 500-words abstract should be sent to More information. Deadline: December 10, 2016.