Anthropology Conference in Nairobi
Isaac Nyamongo (ufisaac@UFCC.UFL.EDU)
Tue, 14 Mar 1995 09:53:28 EDT
1. AIMS OF PAA
PanAfrican Association of Anthropologists is a non-profit making scientific organization that
has been existing since 1989. One of the aims of PAA is to advance Anthropological Sciences
and related development issues in Africa through dissemination of Research findings through
seminars, workshops and conferences. PAA in collaboration with PSRI and IAS will be
holding its 5th Annual Conference from 11th to 14th September, 1995 in Nairobi Kenya.
2. CONFERENE THEMES
The themes and sub-themes of the conference are as follows:
(a) Anthropology, AIDS and Health:
(i) sexual behavior in the spread of HIV/AIDS;
(ii) Social and cultural context of AIDS;
(iii) Adolescent and AIDS;
(iv) Poverty, sexuality, prostitution and AIDS;
(v) Effective preventive measures of AIDS.
(i) Perception and measures;
(ii) Conservation, knowledge and technology;
(iii) Natural conservation programs;
(c) Population and Development:
(i) Structural impact;
(ii) Size and Distribution impact on resources;
(iii) Growth rates;
(iv) Future prospects.
(d) Democratic processes in Africa:
(ii) Democratic processes:
(iii) Armed conflict:
(iv) Ethnic clashes:
(v) Ethnic basis of power:
(vi) Refugees, social, cultural and economic implications:
(vii) Conception of social change.
3. CALL FOR PAPERS
PAA therefore wishes to announce a call for papers. Two types of papers are envisaged.
Invited keynote papers focusing on the global conceptual perspectives and individual papers
dwelling on specific issues of a country or a region. They are expected to be more indepth
papers. The timing and procedure for submission of papers is indicated below.
4. SUBMISSION OF ABSTRACT
Authors should submit three copies of their abstracts to the address given below. They should
be one page typed, double space on A4 size paper. Authors are requested to confirm their
participation by 3oth June, 1995. All abstracts should reach the editorial sub-committee by
30th March and the final papers on 30th June, 1995. If you can please submit a copy of the
paper in a 3.5" diskette in ASCII format (or in Word Perfect 5.1) along with the hard copy of
5. LENGTH OF PAPERS
Papers should not exceed 20 A4 typed pages including Tables, graphs, references and
appendices. Include only the essential Tables and figures. The papers should be accompanied
by the final version of the abstract.
6. AUTHOR'S CREDENTIALS
The title of the paper, author's name, title, academic degree, and affiliation should be
indicated on the first page of the paper.
Papers will be presented either in English or French only.
8. REFERENCES, FOOTNOTES AND CITATIONS
All references should be given at the end of the paper, using the standard notation.
The grants to attend the conference are limited. Participants are therefore strongly adviced to
try hard to find grants from local institutions who are sympathetic and are willing to sponsor
them to this important conference.
Registration fee is US$ 15.00
11. VISA REQUIREMENTS
Please make sure that you obtain your visa before your departure. Apply for the visa to the
Kenya consulate in your country, or to the British consulate where there is no Kenya
consulate. Find out the details, it is very important.
12. CONFERENCE ADDRESS
Prof. A. B. C. Ocholla-Ayayo
Chairman, Organizing Committee
Population Studies and Research Institute (PSRI)
University of Nairobi
P. O. Box 30197, Nairobi, Kenya.
Tel. (254) - 2 - 334244 Ext. 28014
Fax. (254) - 2 - 241829