Meeting of the International Scientific Committee of Volume IX the General History of Africa

When: Monday, 25 March 2019 - 9:00am to Thursday, 28 March 2019 - 6:00pm
Where: Brazil, Belo Horizonte
Type of Event: Category 6-Expert Committee
Contact: Ali Moussa-Iye, a.moussa-iye@unesco.org

The meeting of the International Scientific Committee for the drafting of Volumes IX, X and XI of the General History of Africa, has been convened by UNESCO in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, from 25 to 28 March 2019, in partnership with the Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais (UFMG) and the Escola Superior Dom Helder Câmara (EDH).

The meeting aims to:

  • validate the introductions drafted by the Editors of volumes and Coordinators of Sections;
  • review the manuscripts of the three new Volumes (Vol IX, Vol X & Vol XI as completed since the last meeting of the Scientific Committee in Xiamen, China in November 2017); and,
  • discuss the strategy of the publishing, dissemination and communication on the new volumes.

It will also be an occasion for the Scientific Committee to showcase the importance and relevance of the work undertaken by UNESCO and, in particular, to present the main conceptual innovations developed in the framework of this undertaking. To that end, a specific session will be devoted to exchanges between the Committee members and Brazilian scholars, students but also the public at large, around issues of great interest for Brazilian people such as the concept of Global Africa.

When: Monday, 25 March 2019 - 9:00am to Thursday, 28 March 2019 - 6:00pm
Where: Brazil, Belo Horizonte
Type of Event: Category 6-Expert Committee
Contact: Ali Moussa-Iye, a.moussa-iye@unesco.org

Links:

The GHA volume IX Project

© UNESCO

UNESCO HQ (Paris) 16-19 June 2014 Meeting of the Scientific Committee for the Drafting of Volume IX.

UNESCO launched from 20 to 22 May 2013, in Addis Ababa (Ethiopia), the development of the ninth volume of the General History of Africa. The meeting was attended by some fifty experts from Africa and its diasporas (Americas, Asia, Europe, Indian Ocean).

The preparation and publication of a ninth volume of the GHA follows the decision EX.CL/520 (XV) called upon the African Union Member States to assist in the drafting of the “Ninth volume of the GHA covering the recent history since the decolonisation, the end of Apartheid and the place of Africa in the world”.

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