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19. Afrikanistentag
08.-10. April 2010

Institut für Ethnologie und Afrikastudien
Johannes Gutenberg-Universität
Forum Universitatis 6

EMail: afrikanistentag2010@uni-mainz.de


Update: The conference schedule plan is now online !!!!


The 19th Afrikanistentag and the biennial conference of the VAD "Continuities, Dislocations and Transformations: Reflections on 50 Years of African Independence" are held conjointly in Mainz in April 2010.

Please note the joint-panels:

From Slang to National Language?  (Rose-Marie Beck & Maarten Mous)

The African novel in the 21st century  (Anja Oed)


General Information

The "19. Afrikanistentag" will be held from 08.-10. April 2010 in Mainz, Germany.

There is no overall theme for the conference. Papers should focus on African languages, dealing with any of the various aspects of their manifestation and representation.

Each presentation should not exceed 20 minutes, 10 minutes are destined to discussion.

The conference fee is 60 € (students 20 €). Mode of payment will be announced in November 2009.

Venue: Forum Universitatis 6, Johannes Gutenberg-University, Mainz (-> Map)

We regret that there is no conference budget for travel and hotel expenses. You will have to cover your own travel and accomodation costs. Accomodation has to be booked individually. But on the website of the "Touristik Centrale Mainz" a contingent of reserved rooms in Mainz is provided.


Conference Fee

Please transfer the conference fee to the following account:

Recipient: Landeshochschulkasse Mainz
Bank: Deutsche Bundesbank, Filiale Mainz Account number: 550 015 11 Bank sorting code: 550 000 00 Details of payment: Please specify in full 1. AT Mainz 2010 2. Surname, first name

Payments from abroad:

IBAN: DE25 5500 0000 0055 0015 11

The conference fee can be paid by bank transfer until 22 March 2010.
After this date, payment can only be made in cash (Euro) on the first day of the conference.

Please note that the conference fee is due on registration and that a separate invoice for the conference fee will not be provided. A payment receipt can be obtained on request at the conference office.

As soon as we have received your payment, you will receive an email confirming your registration for the conference.

Cancellation and refund policy
All Afrikanistentag 2010 conference cancellations and requests for refunds must be submitted in writing by 10 March 2010 to: afrikanistentag2010@uni-mainz.de

The following conditions apply to refunds:

   1. For cancellation up to 31 December: refund of € 50
   2. For cancellations between 01.01.2010 and 10.03.2010: refund of € 20
   3. For cancellations after 10 March 2010: refunds no longer possible.



Here you find the registration form as Word or PDF.

Please send the registration form to one of the following addresses:

via e-mail: afrikanistentag2010@uni-mainz.de
via Fax:     +49-(0)6131-3923730
via mail:     Organisatoren 19. Afrikanistentag
                    Institut für Ethnologie und Afrikastudien
                    Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz
                    Forum Universitatis 6
                    55099 Mainz

Subsequent registrations will be accepted till February 28, 2010.

By this date please submit the title of your lecture and an abstract as well.

Please use the above mentioned email-address for any kind of request related to the "19. Afrikanistentag".

We are looking forward to welcoming you in Mainz in April 2010



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