07.- 11.06

VAD 2020/21

Africa challenges is a conference of the African Studies Association in Germany (VAD e.V.) organized by  the Centre for Interdisciplinary African Studies (ZIAF) at Goethe-University.

Due to the current corona pandemic, the conference of the African Studies Association in Germany (VAD) planned for September 2020 in Frankfurt will be organized mainly as a virtual conference taking place from 7 to 11 June 2021.


Registration is now open until 1 June 21.

There are no conference fees !


Please note that everybody has to register again even if you have done so before. You can use your old login data but are than asked to complete the registration.



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