College of Liberal Arts-The University of Texas - 2020 Annual Africa Conference Movemeback African event cover image


The 2020 Africa Conference will be held at The University of Texas at Austin. This year's theme is: "NATIONALISM."


The primary aim of the 2020 Africa conference is to reflect on the varying and varied forms of nationalism and the manner in which they have developed. Simultaneously, the conference intends to create an intellectual space for examining the politics and economics of nationalism that marginalize, exclude, disempower, and denude certain groups, while giving privilege, authority, and power to others.


Beyond the specific emphasis on Africa, the overarching focus of the conference is to engage with different theoretical inflections that have emerged in the existing scholarship on nationalism as well as to probe the ways in which they have been challenged and reformulated within the circles of academic and policy discourses.


For the past nineteen years, the Africa Conference has encouraged an interdisciplinary dialogue about the African continent for scholars from around the world, and they look forward to hosting a diverse group of scholars once more.


We look forward to welcoming you to UT Austin from April 3-5, 2020!

Location and directions

Department of History, University of Texas at Austin, 116 Inner Campus Dr Stop G6000, Austin, United States, United States

About College of Liberal Arts-The University of Texas

The College of Liberal Arts is one of 14 divisions at The University of Texas at Austin. 

Students in the College of Liberal Arts learn to think critically, communicate effectively and lead. Through curriculum that emphasizes ethics, integrity, citizenship and awareness of global issues, they prepare students to become the type of well-rounded person whose employers are increasingly seeking in the workplace.


The college alumni have careers in politics, international relations, management, education, law, medicine and more.