Afroeuropeans: Black Cultures and Identities in Europe

University of Tampere, Tampere, Finland
06 Jul 2017 - 08 Jul 2017

Afroeuropeans Conference 2017

Afroeuropeans Conference 2017

African European Studies and Black European Studies explore social spaces and cultural practices that are characterised by a series of contemporary and historical overlaps between Africa, the African diasporas, and Europe.

The sixth biennial network conference, organised by the University of Tampere and the international Afroeuropeans – Black Cultures and Identities in Europe research network, aims to contribute to the existing scholarship in Europe with a view to establish it more firmly in its several disciplinary locations.

The general theme of the Afroeuropeans 2017 conference is African diaspora and European cultural heritage. We encourage submissions exploring the topics below as well as proposals on other topics related to African/Black European communities and cultures.


Professor Paul Gilroy, American and English literature, King’s College London

Professor Elisa Joy White, African American and African Studies, University of California at Davis and Vice President, Association for the Study of the Worldwide African Diaspora (ASWAD)

Dr. Henry Mainsah, The Oslo School of Architecture and Design

LL.M. Domenica Ghidei Biidu, Member of European Commission against Racism and Intolerance (ECRI)

Johny Pitts, writer, photographer, broadcaster, founder of

July 6-8, 2017

Registration until June 8, 2017


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