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CALL FOR ABSTRACTS - International Conference on Korean Studies

Date & Time: From 2014-12-12
To 2014-12-13
Description of Conference

International Conference on Korean Studies

Theme: Past, Present and Future of Korean Studies

12th -13th December, 2014

Nairobi, KENYA

The University of Nairobi, Kenya, will host an international conference on Korean Studies from 12th to 13th December, 2014. The conference will be a platform for interdisciplinary discussions covering academia and research in Korean studies, as well as administrative matters and experiences of Korean Studies Programmes around the world.

The academic disciplines involved include Korean language, linguistics, literature, history, archeology, political science, administration, philosophy, religious studies and economics.   

The conference will bring together experts, scholars and administrators to consider some of the pressing issues facing Korean Studies in the modern university in an open forum. Apart from holding debate in our respective academic fields, we are seeking to better understand the development, proliferation and challenges of Korean Studies Programmes around the world, as well as to assess their impact and significance in the modern society.

Papers presented will be considered for publication in a special issue of one of the University of Nairobi journals. We look forward to seeing you and your colleagues to exchange ideas and experiences in the exciting environment of Nairobi in December 2014.

 

Abstract Submission

Authors should submit an original abstract of not more than 300 words in English by email to koreanstudies@uonbi.ac.ke and audreyaduol@gmail.com. Abstracts should be typed using 12pt Times New Roman Font in Word Format and should be single spaced.

 

 

Important Dates

Abstract submission deadline:            30th June, 2014

Notification of acceptance: 15th July, 2014

Deadline for registration and final submission: 15th August, 2014

Conference dates: 12th – 13th December 2014

 

Conference Venue

Safari Park Hotel

http://www.safaripark-hotel.com

P.O Box 45038-00100

Nairobi, Kenya

 

Further Enquiries

Korea Studies Office,                                                             Email: koreanstudies@uonbi.ac.ke

Department of Linguistics and Languages,                                        and

Education Building (ED 203),                                                audreyaduol@gmail.com

University of Nairobi,                                                             Tel: +254 20 318262 EXT 727

P. O. Box 30197 (00100),                                                       +254 720 643 383 (Audrey Aduol)

Nairobi, KENYA.                                                                   +254 726 978 645 (Jane Oduor)

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The International Conference on African Studies at Hankuk University of International Studies

Date & Time: From 2013-06-30
To 2013-06-30
Description of Conference

Prof. Peter Wasamba and Prof. D H Kiiru attended and presented papers at the international conference on African studies (24 – 27 April 2013) at Hankuk University of International Studies (HUFS), Yong-in, Korea. The theme of the conference was “Continuity and Change in Africa: Views from within and Without”.

Conference participants at the HUFS International Conference

Participants at the HUFS International conference take time off to enjoy the summer

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CONFERENCES ATTENDED BY STAFF FROM JANUARY 1, 2012 TO MARCH 31, 2013

Date & Time: From 2013-04-05
To 2013-04-05
Description of Conference

 

CONFERENCES ATTENDED BY STAFF

 

Wairire, G. G. Prospects and challenges for social work in poverty reduction and the realization of millennium development goals in East Africa. A paper presented at the World Conference for Social work themed ‘Social Work and Social Development 2012: Action and Impact’ held in Stockholm- Sweden from 8-12 July, 2012.

  • Wairire, G. G. The Development of Social Work Education in Africa A paper presented at the World Conference for Social work themed ‘Social Work and Social Development 2012: Action and Impact’ held in Stockholm- Sweden from 8-12 July, 2012
  • Wairire, G. G and  Zena Mwabeyo Social protection policies for orphaned and vulnerable children in East Africa A paper presented at the World Conference for Social Work themed ‘Social Work and Social Development 2012: Action and Impact’ held in Stockholm - Sweden from 8-12 July, 2012.
  • Akaranga Stephen 6th to 9th December, 2012-Conference on Roho Christianity: Pentecostalism in a Globalized African Public Space, Hosted by  Kenyatta University, Paper presentedCome, See, Pay And Receive Your Miracles And Healing: New Pentecostalism In Kenyan Urban Centres

Akaranga Stephen , 3rd to 4th December, 2012-National OSSREA Kenya Chapter Workshop, Hosted at Moi University, Kenya.

Paper presented Mombasa Republican Council: A Socio-Political And Economic Challenge To Kenyan Government Development Plan

Akaranga Stephen , 1st to 5th August, 2012 –The First Kenyatta University Conference on Gender Based Violence- Hosted at Kenyatta University Nairobi,

 

  • African Traditional Cultural Conundrums Which Make Women Prone To Hiv/ Aids Infections: A Case Of The Maasai Of Kenya

Papers presented:The Dynamics Of Religiosity And Spirituality In

Kenyan Public Universities

  • Gona, G. “Elusive Peace in Kenya” paper presented at the public forum organised by Twaweza and Ahadi Kenya, Pride Inn Hotel, August 2012.
  • Esther Omondi , 2012. Attended a seven- day training workshop on Inside-Outside Learning Strategies   from 16th –30th August. Presented a paper on “The Role of The Teacher In Developing Critical Thinking in Early Learners”, held at the Inside-Outside Education Institute, Salt Lake City, USA.
  • Dr. Patrick O. Nyabul , 3rd-4th December, 2012: Paper Presented : “The Government of Kenya and the ICC Relationship Following the Post Election Violence that Rocked Kenya in 2008” at the International Conference on “The ICC, Judicial Governance and Trends of Justice”, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
  • V.G. Simiyu, “ Revision of the school Syllabuses and textbooks of Social Studies at Primary School level ( Std Two –

               Std Eight) and History and Government , (Form One – Form Four) at

               the  in Secondary School level”, paper presented at the NCIC

               Seminars, Karen KCB Leadership Centre, 20 and 27 July, 2012.

  • Ayiemba, E.H.O. “Household formation and marriage in Kenya”. Paper presented at the 4th Population Association of Kenya Conference. Nairobi, Kenya, 23-25 October2012.
  • Marani, M. “Emergency situations and humanitarian response in Kenya”. Paper presented at the 4th Population Association of Kenya Conference. Nairobi, Kenya, 23-25 October2012.
  • Marani, M. Conflict and cooperation over natural resources – the role of customary governance traditional institutions. Paper presented at the Conflict and Cooperation over Natural Resources in Arid and Semi-Arid Lands in Kenya Workshop. Mwingi, Kenya, 2-4 August 2012.
  • Ndogoni, L.K. “Implementing an evidence-based community mental health support intervention to improve function and economic development. Paper presented at the World Vision-Australia Capacity Building Conference. Nairobi, Kenya, 12-20 November 2012.
  • Oluoko-Odingo, A.A. “Climate change, gender and reproductive health for sustainable development”. Paper presented at the Pan African Climate Justice Alliance (PACJA) Capacity Building Workshop. Arusha, Tanzania, 5-6 September2012.
  • Owuor, S.O. “Trends and patterns of urbanization in Kenya”. Paper presented at the First International Conference on Urbanization and Rural-Urban Migration in sub-Saharan Africa. Nairobi, Kenya, 22-27 November2012.
  • Wambua, B. “Promoting services trade in developing countries: Chasing a black cat in a dark room”. Paper presented at the 6th TRAPCA Conference. Arusha, Tanzania, 22-23 November2012.
  • Wambua, B. “African trade under climate change and the green global economy”. Paper presented at the 5th TRAPCA Conference. Arusha, Tanzania, 7-8 August 2012.
  • Prof. H. Indangasi Biography as Literature: Paper presented:  The Example of The other Barack: The Bold and Reckless Life of President Obama’s father-Departmental Seminar, 2012.
  • Wanjiku M. Kabira:Paper presented: Mainstreaming Gender In Policies & Programmes: A Training Session For Pa parliamentary Research Department, Internship Programme at The Kenya National Assembly on August 30, 2012.
  • Wanjiku M. Kabira:Paper presented; Our Second Homecoming: Voices from African Women for the Department of Literature Journal 2012.
  • Wanjiku M. Kabira:Paper presented :Women’s Experiences as Sources of Public and Legitimate Knowledge: Constitution Making in Kenya for the AWSC journal 2012.
  • Wanjiku M. Kabira:Paper presented: The Historical Journey of Women’s Leadership in Kenya Paper presented at Regional Dialogue on Women Political Leadership: Lessons from experiences of Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda, Ghana and South Africa at Safari Park Hotel on August 14-16, 2012.
  • Alex Nelungo Wanjala , 21st November 2012. “Rerouting the Postcolonial: On Whose Terms?” Paper presented at a Departmental Seminar, Department of Literature, University of Nairobi
  • Dr. Mutie, July 2012: Attended a National Cohesion and Integration Commission (NCIC) Workshop at KCB Leadership Centre in Karen, Nairobi. Reresented a paper entitled: “Making Sense of Ethnic Identity in Kenya: Towards Cohesion?”

 

  • Dr. Mutie, July 2012: Attended the Joint World Conference on Social Work and Social Development in Stockholm, Sweden. In the conference, I presented two papers: “The Quest for Clean Water in Kenya: Social Workers Uneasy Role” and “Facilitating Social Development in Multiethnic Regions in Kenya”.

 

  • Dr. Fred  Jonyo, 2012       Presented a paper at Kasarani Sports View Hotel entitled; Political Parties and Politics of Elite Collusion. FES Kenya

 

  • Dr. Fred  Jonyo, 2012    Presented a paper at Kasarani Sports View Hotel entitled; Political Party Programmes and the Youth Question in Kenya. FES Kenya

 

  • Dr. Mumma - Martinon 14th December 2012: Study on Gender dimension of International Terrorism. Organised by Heinrich Boll Stiftung and Women’s Leadership and Public Policy Centre (WLEAP). Presented during the review workshop at Panafric Hotel, Nairobi, Kenya.

 

  • Prof. J.N.K. Mugambi 2012 Briefing Session, Globethics.Net East Africa Annual Meeting, Nairobi, 14 November 2012.
  • Prof. J.N.K. Mugambi 2012 AACC Working Group on the Africa Academy for Theology and Religious Studies, Nairobi, 15-17 October 2012.

 

  • Oriare Nyarwath :4-9 November, 2012:  Writers Workshop at KWTI in Naivasha organized by ODL, University of Nairobi.
  • Dr. Patrick O. Nyabul , 5th November-9th November, 2012: Joint Writers Workshop for the School of Business and Faculty of Arts attended at KWSTI, Naivasha. 

 

  • Herbert Misigo Amatsimbi, Attended Human Resource Manual Development Workshop organized by Kenya National Library Service in November 2012 at Pan African Hotel.
  • Esther Omondi 2012. Participated in Syllabus Revision workshop at   KWS  Institute, Naivasha ,Organized by the Department of Educational Studies, University of Nairobi
  • Wanjiku M. Kabira , Expert Group Meeting on Priorities for Advancing Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment in today’s development context in Croatia from 31 July-2 August 2012.
  • Wanjiku M. Kabira , Regional Dialogue on Women Political Leadership: Lessons from experiences of Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda, Ghana and South Africa at Safari Park Hotel on August 14-16, 2012
  • Tom Mboya Ocholla, 19th – 22nd November 2012         Accompanied Nairobi University Political Science Students Association (NUPOSSA) on an academic trip to Makerere University.  Gave a talk on the subject East African Community.

 

  • Tom Mboya Ocholla, 4th -9th November 2012    Attended a writers workshop at the Kenya Wildlife Service Institute, Naivasha organized by the Centre for Open and Distance Learning, UON.

 

  • Tom Mboya Ocholla, 13th – 16th June 2012        Attended Faculty of Arts committees workshop at Maanzoni Hotel.  Made a presentation on the recommendations of the Welfare Committee.

 

  • Dr. Mumma – Martinon, C.A. (2012):  Why Reconciliation and why a National Reconciliation Agenda for Kenya? Conference on the ‘Preparedness of 2012 General Elections, Jesuit Hakimani Centre 19th – 20th February.
  • Dr. Mumma – Martinon, 14th December 2012: Review Workshop on Gender Dimension on International Terrorism.  Heinrich Boll Stiftung and Women Leadership and Public Policy Centre (WLEAP), Panafric Hotel, Nairobi.  (Reviewer)
  • Dr. Mumma – Martinon, 4th December, 2012: “The Role of the Church in Nurturing Political Leadership and Good Governance: African Forum for catholic Social Teaching, Hekima College Institute of Peace Studies and International Relations.
  • Dr. Mumma – Martinon, 22nd – 25th November, 2012, Kasea Annual Seminar: Towards East African Integration: Regionalisation as a New Space for social and Economic Change. Pope Paul VI Memorial Hotel, Kampala, Uganda.
  • Dr. Mumma – Martinon, 29th November, 2012, NPI- Africa Violence in Transition Reflection: The Transformation of Violence through an African Comparative Lens: Lessons for Violence Prevention. Jacaranda Hotel, Nairobi.
  • Dr. Mumma – Martinon, 8th – 10th October, 2012: Electoral Reforms: The Road to Credible and Peaceful Elections: Nairobi University Political Science Students Associations (NUPOSA), St. Paul’s University Chapel, Nairobi.
  • Dr. Mumma – Martinon, April 2012: The Role of Women in Reconciliation, Kilimambogo TTC.
  • Dr. Mumma – Martinon, 19th – 20th February, 2012:  Conference on the ‘Preparedness of 2012 General Elections by Jesuit Hakimani Centre, Nairobi, Kenya. 

 

 

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Department of Communication Skills and Studies

WOMEN IN LEADERSHIP

Date & Time: From 2012-10-21
To 2012-10-25
Description of Conference

Conference held by the School of Business on Women in Leadership.

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The Pan Africa Media Conference and Nation 50 years Celebration in Nairobi

Date & Time: From 2010-03-18
To 2010-03-18
Description of Conference

The conference convened prominent personalities from the communication industry, business, government, civil society and academia from all walks of life.

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Department of Confucius

The 1st Language-Culture-Chinese Teaching International Workshop

Date & Time: From 2015-02-06
To 2015-02-07
Description of Conference
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11th International Conference on Chinese Language Teaching

Date & Time: From 2012-08-15
To 2012-08-17
Description of Conference
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Nairobi Schools Teacher's Training

Date & Time: From 2012-05-21
To 2012-05-22
Description of Conference
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The Second Annual Chinese Language Education Forum, University of San Francisco, USA

Date & Time: From 2011-12-02
To 2011-12-05
Description of Conference
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Department of French

Teaching of Business French

Date & Time: From 2013-06-17
To 2013-06-21
Description of Conference

From Monday the 17th of June to Friday the 21st June 2013, two members of the academic staff of the Sub-Department of French, namely, Dr. Bilha Mwenesi and Mr. Michael Nginye took part in a workshop on the teaching of Business French using the latest language teaching method, “la méthode actionnelle” where language teaching and acquisition is approached from the point of view of the tasks to be accomplished in the language in question and where the learner is placed at the centre of the didactic activities.

 

The workshop was funded by the language cooperation bureau of the French Embassy in Kenya and organized by the same bureau in conjunction with the Alliance Française of Nairobi, with the latter offering the facilitation services.

 

Participants were those with experience in teaching business French and/or came from institutions in different parts of Kenya which offer business French.

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Department of Geography and Environmental Studies

Call for Abstracts: International Scientific Conference on the Tana River County

Date & Time: From 2014-02-11
To 2014-02-13
Description of Conference

The National Environment Management Authority (NEMA) in collaboration with the Department of Geography & Environmental Studies, University of Nairobi (UoN), will host an international scientific conference on Tana River County from 11th to 13th February 2014 in Mombasa. The theme of the conference is: “The Impact of Climate Change on Natural Resources and Human Activities in Tana River County, Kenya.” The sub-themes have been identified as:

(1) Land use and land cover change/sustainable land management.

(2) Irrigation and the environment.

(3) Land tenure systems, conflicts and community livelihoods.

(4) Population dynamics and livelihood systems.

(5) Environmental disasters and coping strategies.

(6) Integrated water resources management in a changing climate.

(7) Agriculture and food security.

(8) Culture and natural resources management.

(9) Biodiversity, ecosystems and tourism.

(10) Geopolitics and development issues.

(11) Climate change adaptation and mitigation.

 

For more information, click here to download the detailed call for abstracts

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Integrative training workshop

Date & Time: From 2013-02-14
To 2013-02-19
Description of Conference

The Department of Geography & Environmental Studies in collaboration with the Centre for Development and Environment, University of Bern, Switzerland, conducted a four days integrative training workshop from 14th to 19th February, 2013. The theme of the workshop was “sustainable management of land resources for rural development”. The workshop brought together 33 postgraduate students and 7 staff members. The workshop was officially opened by Dr. Rayya Timamy, the Associate Dean Faculty of Arts and Dr. Boniface Kiteme from CETRAD gave a key note address.

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GEOGRAPHY STUDENTS PARTICIPATE IN THE 2013 TUNZA INTERNATIONAL YOUTH CONFERENCE (FEBRUARY 2013 IN UNEP, NAIROBI, KENYA)

Date & Time: From 2013-02-10
To 2013-02-14
Description of Conference

The 2013 Tunza International Youth Conference (10th to 14th February) provided a platform for over 300 youth from 100 countries across the globe. The University of Nairobi had 30 delegates but 100 students participated during the grand opening day. The youth came together to exchange information on best practices for sustainable development. The conference provided a forum in which several issues were discussed: the role of youths in entrepreneurship; sustainable development in consumption and production; forest conservation; waste management; water resources management; state of environment; and youth governance. Students from the Department of Geography and Environmental Studies, and specifically members of the University of Nairobi Geography Students Society (UNGSS), were among the active participants in the conference.

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ACCFP dialogue workshop

Date & Time: From 2013-01-21
To 2013-01-21
Description of Conference

In June 2012, Dr. Francis Mwaura, a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Geography & Environmental Studies, University of Nairobi was awarded a grant by the African Climate Change Fellowship Programme (ACCFP) as part of the Adaptation Teaching Fellowships, to conduct a project on “Climate Change Integration in the Education Sector”. The ACCFP is sponsored by the Climate Change Adaptation in Africa (CCAA), which is funded jointly by International Development Research Center (IDRC) of Canada and the UK’s Department for International Development (DfID). ACCFP is managed by the Institute of Resource Assessment (IRA-UDSM) in partnership with the global change System for Analysis, Research and Training (USA). A successful dialogue workshop on Environment and Natural Resources Management Education for Sustainable Adaptation to the Impacts of Climate Change was held on Monday 21st January, 2013 at the Chiromo Conference Center, University of Nairobi. The workshop objectives were: a) to familiarize with the ACCFP and other climate change initiatives in Kenya, b) to contribute to the Kenya ACCFP project and c) to identify collaboration opportunities for improved climate change integration in the education sector. The workshop was attended by scholars from public universities in Kenya and Canada and it was also graced by the presence of NEMA DG., Prof. Geoffrey Wahungu and the Principal KWSTI among others.

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Department of History and Archaeological Studies

London Conference

Date & Time: From 2014-05-16
To 2014-05-17
Description of Conference

 

 

 

The impact of cross-disciplinary conservation on social development

 

 

08

Fall

16th-17th May 2014

UCL Institute of Archaeology

A two-day conference organized by the Conservation and Development Network (University College London),in collaboration with the Heritage Conservation and Human Rights Network (University of Nairobi)and the Iraqi Institute for the Conservation of Antiquities and Heritage (University of Delaware).

Conservation decision-making processes are influenced by local, national and international socio-economic factors and their associated contexts. Conversely, conservation can also significantly affect socio-economic development and lead to improvements in people’s lives. Understanding layers of history, values, how they are shaped, their contexts, motivations, and their impact form the fundamental basis for effective decision-making processes in conservation today.The conference will explore the impact of conservation ethics and practices on socio-cultural, economic and ecological contexts in need of development, areas of post-conflict recovery and reconstruction due to natural disasters. The main purpose is to stimulate lasting discussion (within heritage conservation, the broader field of heritage, and nature conservation) on how the practice of conservation can promote human wellbeing and economic prosperity, support conflict or disaster recovery, and foster social cohesion.

Presentations of 20 minutes are invited in the following areas:

  • The impact of the practice of conservation on people’s wellbeing and quality of life.
  • Engagement of local groups in re-construction and/or development through the practice of conservation.
  • Cross-disciplinary collaborations between professionals involved in heritage and nature conservation (in both practical and theoretical levels).
  • Research on and use of locally produced resources to replace expensive imported treatment materials.  
  • Practical issues of conservation in the field, focusing on involvement/training of local people.
  • Theoretical and practical approaches that make the practice of conservation sustainable.

Abstracts in English (1,000 words)should be submitted to conservationucl@gmail.com by 15th Sept 2013. Abstracts should contain main aims of the paper, methods to achieve these aims, summary of the discussion and main conclusions.

Selected authors will be invited to submit their papers to a special issue of the Journal of Conservation and Museum Studieshttp://jcms-journal.com/  (an open access and peer-reviewed journal).

 

For more information contact conservationucl@gmail.com

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THE IMPACT OF CROSS-DISCIPLINARY CONSERVATION ON SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT

Date & Time: From 2014-05-16
To 2014-05-17
Description of Conference

 

 

 

The impact of cross-disciplinary conservation on social development

 

 

08

Fall

16th-17th May 2014

UCL Institute of Archaeology

A two-day conference organized by the Conservation and Development Network (University College London),in collaboration with the Heritage Conservation and Human Rights Network (University of Nairobi)and the Iraqi Institute for the Conservation of Antiquities and Heritage (University of Delaware).

Conservation decision-making processes are influenced by local, national and international socio-economic factors and their associated contexts. Conversely, conservation can also significantly affect socio-economic development and lead to improvements in people’s lives. Understanding layers of history, values, how they are shaped, their contexts, motivations, and their impact form the fundamental basis for effective decision-making processes in conservation today.The conference will explore the impact of conservation ethics and practices on socio-cultural, economic and ecological contexts in need of development, areas of post-conflict recovery and reconstruction due to natural disasters. The main purpose is to stimulate lasting discussion (within heritage conservation, the broader field of heritage, and nature conservation) on how the practice of conservation can promote human wellbeing and economic prosperity, support conflict or disaster recovery, and foster social cohesion.

Presentations of 20 minutes are invited in the following areas:

  • The impact of the practice of conservation on people’s wellbeing and quality of life.
  • Engagement of local groups in re-construction and/or development through the practice of conservation.
  • Cross-disciplinary collaborations between professionals involved in heritage and nature conservation (in both practical and theoretical levels).
  • Research on and use of locally produced resources to replace expensive imported treatment materials.  
  • Practical issues of conservation in the field, focusing on involvement/training of local people.
  • Theoretical and practical approaches that make the practice of conservation sustainable.

Abstracts in English (1,000 words)should be submitted to conservationucl@gmail.com by 15th Sept 2013. Abstracts should contain main aims of the paper, methods to achieve these aims, summary of the discussion and main conclusions.

Selected authors will be invited to submit their papers to a special issue of the Journal of Conservation and Museum Studieshttp://jcms-journal.com/  (an open access and peer-reviewed journal).

 

For more information contact conservationucl@gmail.com

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EAAPP Conference, Diani, Kenya

Date & Time: From 2013-07-27
To 2013-08-02
Description of Conference

 

Members of the Department and other international scholars participate in the EAAPP conference at the Leisure Lodge Resort, Diani.

 

 

 

 

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EAPP Conference

Date & Time: From 2013-07-27
To 2013-07-30
Description of Conference

 

 

EAPP Conference in Mombasa from 27th July to 30th July 2013

 

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Technology and Provision of Quality and Inclusive Education

Date & Time: From 2013-02-15
To 2013-02-16
Description of Conference

International Conference on “Uplifting the Poor”, Linkoping University and University of Nairobi February 15th -16th 2013

 

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Korean Centre

Korean Studies: Past, Present and Future

Date & Time: From 2014-12-12
To 2014-12-13
Description of Conference

Korean Studies: Past, Present and Future

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Department of Linguistics & Languages

12 Nilo-Saharan Linguistics colloquium 2015

Date & Time: From 2015-09-01
To 2015-09-04
Description of Conference

Conference Description

Call for Papers

Accommodation

Programme

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50 years of Kiswahili

Date & Time: From 2012-10-04
To 2012-10-06
Description of Conference

“The Anticipated Benefits of Using Kiswahili in Education in Kenya''

Venue: University of Dar-es-Salaam (Tanzania)

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German–African Network of Alumni and Alumnae (GANAA) summer school on multilingualism and language policies in Africa

Date & Time: From 2012-09-10
To 2012-09-14
Description of Conference

''The anticipated benefits of multilingualism in Education in Kenya”

Venue: Bondo University College (Kenya)

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The World Congress of African Linguistics (WOCAL 7)

Date & Time: From 2012-08-20
To 2012-08-24
Description of Conference

“Documentation of the vocabulary and Tone Melodies of the Boro- Ukwala Dialect of Dholuo”

Venue: University of Buea (Cameroon)

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Department of Literature

Reflections on the Detective Novel as an Allegory of Contemporary Kenya

Date & Time: From 2015-08-20
To 2015-08-22
Description of Conference

The detective novel has for a long time been seen as a popular genre, often supposedly read for entertainment as opposed to its concern with ‘serious’ issues about society. This paper reads Richard Crompton’s detective novels to examine the value of the detective/crime thriller in Kenya today. Crompton’s The Honey Guide (2013) and Hell’s Gate (2014) seek to show that the Kenyan national body is ailing because of (moral) corruption. We argue that the detective novel in Kenya is a profound commentary, a moral fable and a critique of certain socio-economic, political and cultural realities of the society today and that the corruption of the Kenyan body is a consequence of both local and international forces such as the circulation of what I would term ‘crimescapes.’ 

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The Truth on Common Poverty and the Common Wealth in Rural Kenya: Stanley Gazemba’s “Stone Hills of Maragoli”

Date & Time: From 2014-12-10
To 2014-12-10
Description of Conference

Title of Paper Presented

Presenter

Date

The Truth on Common Poverty and the Common Wealth in Rural Kenya: Stanley Gazemba’s “Stone Hills of Maragoli”

Dr. Alex Wanjala

10th December 2014

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Readings from Womanic Verses: An Anthology of Poems on Femininity and Womanhood

Date & Time: From 2014-11-19
To 2014-11-19
Description of Conference

Title of Paper Presented

Presenter

Date

Readings from Womanic Verses: An Anthology of Poems on Femininity and Womanhood

Prof. Monica N.W. Mweseli

19th November 2014

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Contemporary Trends and Style in Young African Writings

Date & Time: From 2014-10-08
To 2014-10-08
Description of Conference

Title of Paper Presented

Presenter

Date

Contemporary Trends and Style in Young African Writings

Zukiswa Wanner

8th October, 2014

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Journey Narrative and Genre Iin British Youths: Re-telling of International Volunteer Experiences in Kenya

Date & Time: From 2014-09-10
To 2014-09-10
Description of Conference

Title of Paper Presented

Presenter

Date

Journey Narrative and Genre Iin British Youths: Re-telling of International Volunteer Experiences in Kenya

Mr. Kaylan Shwartz (Oxford University)

10th September 2014

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One Day Literary Colloquium on Kenyan Literature at 50

Date & Time: From 2014-08-27
To 2014-08-27
Description of Conference

Title of Paper Presented

Presenter

Date

One Day Literary Colloquium on Kenyan Literature at 50

SAMOSA/Department of Literature Jointly

27th August 2014

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On Becoming an International Film Director

Date & Time: From 2014-08-13
To 2014-08-13
Description of Conference

Title of Paper Presented

Presenter

Date

On Becoming an International Film Director

Mr. Takashi Miike (Japan)

13th August 2014

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IAMCR 2014 (INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION FOR MEDIA AND COMMUNICATION RESEARCH)

Date & Time: From 2014-07-14
To 2014-07-21
Description of Conference

Dr. Alex Wanjala has been invited to attend the above conference in Hyderabad, India.

 

Around 1200 delegates from vairous contires are expected to participate in this conference
 

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Feature Writing

Date & Time: From 2014-07-09
To 2014-07-09
Description of Conference

S/No

Title of Paper Presented

Presenter

Date

  1.  

Feature Writing

Mrs. Nithya Sidhu (Malaysia)

9th July 2014

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Uncommon Wealths: Riches and Realities

Date & Time: From 2014-04-14
To 2014-04-18
Description of Conference

Two members of the Department of Literature recently participated in a conference
hosted by the European Association for Commonwealth Literature and Language
Studies (EACLALS)
, at the Univers ity of Innsbruck,Austria. The two; Prof. Helen
Mwanzi and Dr. Alex Wanjala, presented papers at the Conference which took place
from 14-18th April 2014.The conference drew participants from several countries
and was quite a success. The University of Nairobi  was the only University from
the region that was represented at the International Conference. Prof. Mwanzi's
paper is titled "Aesthetics of Wealth: the  Ugliness of Excess." That of Dr.
Wanjala
is "the Truth on Common Poverty and Uncommon Wealth in Rural Kenya:
Stanley Gazemba's Stone Hills of Maragoli." Both papers fitted in well with the
conference theme which was "Uncommon Wealths: Riches and Realities."

Attachments
Link http://www.eaclals.eu/conferences.html

First East African Cultural Conference

Date & Time: From 2012-09-05
To 2012-09-09
Description of Conference

 

The Eastern African Cultural Forum

 

KOLA in collaboration with the Literature Department of The University of Nairobi intends to run a five-day cultural forum to be held in September 2012 in Kenya as an inception activity of this project. The cultural forum will serve as a launch pad for the overall Eastern African project whose overall goal is to create borderless communities within the Eastern African society.  The forum encompasses conference sessions and cultural performances from selected cultural troupes from all over Eastern Africa.

 

KOLA thus requests interested scholars and cultural troupes who will participate in the forum to submit proposals for papers and performances to be presented during the conference sessions. The proposals should precisely capture the project’s theme: “Borderless communities: shifting and convergence of cultures across borders, boundaries and spaces”. Further, the troupes that intend to perform during the cultural forum should send the details of their groups and the items they will present during the forum. The participants in the forum may make their presentations through panels, documentaries, performances or individual paper presentations. The participants should indicate in their abstracts the forms of their presentations. They can also indicate about their conference requirements like video coverage, projectors, space for performance etc.

 

Modes of participation

 

In this conference the participants should write to the KOLA secretariat about the different forms that their presentation will take. This may include:

  • Paper presentations
  • Presentations of documentaries
  • Performances
  • Panel discussions

 

Objectives

 

  • To discuss and suggest recommendations to governments on how to strengthen language and cultural policies to ensure the protection, preservation and revitalisation of the endangered ones
  • To explore and suggest practical ways of promoting cultural integration between Eastern African Asians and the majority African population
  • To promote the sharing of research findings on how indigenous and endangered languages, identities and cultures could be revitalised, preserved and disseminated through contemporary art forms.
  • To explore ways and means of exploiting modern media such as the cyberspace as sites for re-imagining old and emerging cultural and linguistic identities
  • To  share ideas on what lessons can be learned and harnessed from the contested, transgressive and conflicted postcolonial languages, cultures and identities

 

Rationale

 

The Eastern African Cultural Forum will celebrate the cultural diversity of the Eastern African region. It will be a platform for re-imagining the multiculturalism of the Eastern African communities alongside the ongoing economic and political integration.  As these formal integrative processes deepen, there are cultural, linguistic, identity and heritage issues that should be explored with a view to establish various aspects relating to cultures, languages, identities and heritage in Eastern Africa: conflicted cultures and languages, translation and untranslatability, transgressive and the transgressed, dominant and the dominated and marginality. Sharing such knowledge may go a long way towards helping policy makers and implementers to align policy interventions to meet the emerging challenges and opportunities on language, identity, heritage and cultural issues. In a way, the conference will be a forum to suggest ways of strengthening and entrenching the spirit of the Eastern African Community.

 

It is, therefore, important that as the formal integration goes on, scholars, researchers, practitioners and artists reflect on the place of languages, cultures, heritage and peoples’ identity. Eastern Africa’s heritage, cultures, languages and identities should be scrutinised to establish their vitality and how they can be harnessed to a key component for developing this region and its people.

 

The East African states – Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Burundi and Rwanda – have a long history going back to the pre-colonial days. This programme however incorporates other Eastern African countries: Ethiopia, Southern Sudan and Somalia. This is in recognition that many communities in this region share common ancestry before they dispersed, migrated and settled in their present localities. These communities were colonised by various colonial powers who imagined administrative-political boundaries which, in many cases, divided communities by placing some members in one geopolitical entity and others in another. When these countries attained independence, the boundaries that divided their people were inherited intact and have not been reviewed ever since.

 

The emergence of the old East African Community in 1967 was widely celebrated as a step towards the unification of communities across imagined boundaries. However, the experiment collapsed due to political rivalries between Eastern African leaders of the time. Recently, the current leaders in the region have embarked on an ambitious process to unite all the six countries and possibly absorb more members such as the new state of Southern Sudan. These initiatives are largely driven by the desire for larger markets for capital, goods and services.

The conference will also celebrate the cultural and linguistic presence of the Asian community in Eastern Africa. Asians arrived in Eastern Africa during the construction of the Kenya – Uganda railway between 1890 and 1905 courtesy of the British imperial designs. The Asian community has a vibrant cultural presence in the region largely centred around their temples and mosques as well as in their increasingly exclusive residential areas. For this reason, they are widely seen as unwilling to integrate with the African majority in the region. During the conference, participants will explore the hurdles to cultural integration, the Asian migrant myths, legends and orature, their perception of home and exile, their cultural and linguistic identity, their religion, and the emerging myths, songs and narratives.

THEMES AND TOPICS OF THE CONFERENCE

 

Participants will be invited to submit abstracts on the following broad themes and topics:

 

  1. Eastern Africa’s Cultural Revolution
  • Myths, legends and epics
  • Cultural/Ritual Performance
  • Rewriting tribal and national boundaries
  • Hip Hop, Popular Music and emerging genres
  • Creolisation, Sheng, and new linguistic identities
  • Cultural Community vs. Autonomic community
  1. Asians in Eastern Africa: (Un)translatable minority?
  • Hurdles to cultural integration
  • Step-Children of the British Empire
  • Migrant myths, legends and orature
  • Cultural (un)translatability
  • Concept of home and exile
  • Contested cultural and linguistic spaces, threatened identities,
  • Religions as gateways and barriers
  • The cultures of  the ‘Other’
  • Contemporary myths, narratives, songs, dances and drama
  1. Cultural aesthetics and the new media
  • Indigenous cultural aesthetics
  • Cultural minorities
  • Translocal cyberspace as an emerging and interlocking cultural space
  • Cultural mutations and amputations in cyberspace
  • Cultural adaptations in film, video, audio, and radio
  • The post-postcoloniality of cultural studies
  • (Inter)Nationalisation of cultures
  • Ethics and morality under reconstruction
  • The transformation of languages

NB:

The organizers will be happy to receive audio visual material, slides, photographs, calligraphy, handwritten and illustrated poetry, stories and samples of poetry, samples of calligraphy by, for, and, on indigenous communities, and other cultural groups, in order to set up a display and an exhibition, as a backdrop to the proposed gathering, to enlarge its archive, and, to further fortify and spread awareness about the indigenous and people’s knowledge systems and their modern transformations. These visual images will also be relevant in demonstrating the similarities of cultural ties.

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Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies

The Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies, University of Nairobi, and the Department of Philosophy, University of Witwatersrand, SA, to Co-host a Conference on African Philosophy, 9-11 September, 2015

Date & Time: From 2015-09-09
To 2015-09-11
Description of Conference

African philosophy has come a long way. The progress it has made in the
decades following the debate about its existence or non-existence, nature
and substance has been, to say the least, quite impressive.

The Department of Philosophy, the University of Witwatersrand and the
Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies, University of Nairobi are
pleased to announce that they will jointly be hosting a conference on
African philosophy.

The conference aims at taking stock of the strides made in African
philosophy as well as its future. The general theme for the conference will
be: African Philosophy: Past, Present and Future. It is scheduled to take
place at the University of Witwatersrand, Johannesburg from Wednesday 9 -
Friday 11 September, 2015

Attachments
Link African Philosophy: Past, Present and Future

The Odera Oruka Symposium, Tuesday, 19th to Thursday 21st, November, 2013 at the Goethe Auditorium, Nairobi, in conjunction with the Goethe Institute, German Cultural Centre

Date & Time: From 2013-11-19
To 2013-11-21
Description of Conference

Call for Papers

by:Reginald M.J. Oduor, Ph.D.
For the Symposium Organising Committee

Attachments
Link http://chss.uonbi.ac.ke/node/300

A Regional Symposium on Human Rights and Global Poverty

Date & Time: From 2011-09-28
To 2011-09-30
Description of Conference

Symposium held at Lake Naivasha Country club, Nairobi September 28th - 30th, 2011 Organized by the Centre for Human Rights and Peace, University of Nairobi, in collaboration with the Norwegian Centre for Human Rights, University of Oslo This Symposium addressd experiences, opportunities and constraints on human rights and rights-based approaches to poverty eradication in Kenya, and selected cases from other East African countries. The main purpose was to produce and exchange original research on human rights and poverty reduction with the aim of disseminating such findings through international publications. Poverty means “deficiency in necessary properties or desirable qualities” and it is thus not limited to being in a state of need or lack of means of subsistence (situations which determine the extent of financial need of a person / group). Being impoverished is more than lacking financial means. It is inadequacy, destitution and deprivation of economic, political, and social and human resources. This broader perspective shows that poverty is multidimensional. The Center for Human Rights and Peace at the University of Nairobi organized the symposium on Poverty as a Human Rights Violation? calling upon Social Science and Law Scholars in Kenya and East Africa to expand their realm of poverty research and discourse in order to truly evaluate the situation of poverty in our region from human rights perspectives. Contributors were invited to develop papers, bearing in mind the past historical injustices, individual government policies, the regional cooperation efforts, the economic situation, the role of religion, civil society, the political context, and how the current system maintains the advantages of the privileged to favor status quo. The Symposium aimed at raising a research based public discourse on poverty as a serious and composite human rights problem in Kenya and East Africa in general; and as an obstacle to building peace and prosperity within and among groups. By making empirical and analytical links between human rights and poverty, the thematic foci of the conference revolved around the following set of issues;  Indicators of poverty in Kenya and other East African countries;  National policies and measures for the eradication of poverty in the region;  Regional efforts to tackle poverty and inequality;  Participatory approaches to poverty eradication;  Poverty production and how power influence actors who mobilize against poverty;  Gender based inequalities;  Poverty and vulnerable populations (Children, Refugees, Pastoralists communities etc.);  Urban and Rural poverty;  Access to land and land right education 2

Attachments
Link http://philosophy.uonbi.ac.ke/node/762
Department of Political Science and Public Administration

Electoral Reforms: The road to Credible and Peaceful Elections in Kenya

Date & Time: From 2012-08-08
To 2012-08-10
Description of Conference
 

 

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Department of Psychology

Regional Conference in Africa to be held in Kampala, Uganda

Date & Time: From 2013-11-06
To 2013-11-08
Description of Conference

East Africa Regional Conference in Africa to be held in Kampala, Uganda

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International development Evaluation Conference

Date & Time: From 2013-05-06
To 2013-05-09
Description of Conference

International development Evaluation Conference held in Barbados

Theme: Evaluation and Inequality Moving Beyond the Discussion of Poverty

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Department of Sociology and Social Work

INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE BY PROSOWO ON WORLD SOCIAL WORK DAY

Date & Time: From 2014-03-16
To 2014-03-18
Description of Conference

 For the past two and a half years, a consortium of five higher education institutions namely, Makerere University (Uganda), University of Nairobi (Kenya), National University of Rwanda, Institute of Social Work (Tanzania) and Carinthia University of Applied Sciences (Austria) has been undertaking a project  on the "Promotion of  Professional Social Work  for Social Development and Poverty Reduction in East Africa"  (PROSOWO) under the auspices of the Austrian Partnership Programme in Higher Education for Research and Development (APPEAR). For more details about the project please visit http://www.appear.at/prosowo

To crown these efforts, the consortium will host an international conference themed ‘Professional Social Work in East Africa: Towards Social Development and Poverty Reduction’ that will bring together social work educators, practitioners, students, policy makers and other stakeholders to further discuss the future of social work in Africa and learn from each other the practices in social work education and practice from international, regional and local perspectives.

The conference will take place from 16th to 18th March 2014 in Kampala, Uganda and will coincide with the World Social Work Day, 2014 where the delegates present will mark this special day together. The PROSOWO consortium is pleased to invite you to submit abstracts for this conference. For more information on the conference and registration requirements please follow this link:  http://socialwork2014.org

ISW 2014 Conference Organizing Committee

Dr. Janestic Twikirize - Makerere University, Uganda - Chairperson, Local Organising Committee

Professor Helmut Spitzer - Carinthia University of Applied Sciences, Overall Coordinator, PROSOWO

Dr. Gidraph G. Wairire - University of Nairobi, Kenya; East Africa Regional Coordinator, PROSOWO

Dr. Zena Mnasi Mabeyo - Institute of Social Work, Tanzania,

Mr. Charles Rutikanga - National University of Rwanda

Ms. Sabrina Riedl - Carinthia University of Applied Sciences - Project Administrator

 

We look forward to welcoming you at the conference.

Attachments
Link http://socialwork2014.org

Kalamazoo College Resident Director' Conference

Date & Time: From 2013-06-23
To 2013-06-29
Description of Conference

Ms. Lillian Owiti and Mr Allan Korongo will attend the Resident Directors Conference organized by the Center for International Programs at Kalamazoo College in Michigan USA.  The professional development conference will be held from Saturday 23rd June 2013 to Friday 28th June 2013 and will bring together Resident Directors and Coordinators of Kalamazoo's study abroad programs.

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