Conferences and other events

Here you will find activities such as participation in conferences, exhibitions, book launches and other projects.

In working to identify archives and organisations in the Nordic countries related to the liberation and anti-apartheid struggle, the project wanted to contribute to disseminating archive initiatives in Southern Africa and show continuous collaboration. Here you will find reports on conferences, exhibitions and projects as well as pictures and lists of participants. Meetings, networks and collaborative partnerships that have been important fora for the project. 

Concluding Workshop for Nordic Africa Institute’s Documentation Project

26-27 November 2009, Pretoria, South Africa. Read about the workshop.

Dissemination Activity at the conference on Memory, Archives and Human Rights

4-5 June 2009, Copenhagen, Denmark. Read about the conference.

Dissemination meeting in Finland

Dissemination Meeting at University of Joensuu, Department of History Finland, 28-29 May, 2009.
Read about the meeting.

Delegation from Namibia visited the Nordic Africa Institute 23 March 2009

On the 23rd of March, the Institute received a delegation from Namibia which was headed by Mr. Per Sandén who is a Chief Technical Advisor at the SWAPO Party Archives & Research Centre. Read more about the visit.

Seminar in Iceland, 21 February 2009

The Documentation Project organised together with Prof. Jónína Einarsdottír of the University of Iceland a seminar on the theme, 'The Nordic Documentation Project on the Liberation Struggles in Southern Africa: The Icelandic People’s involvement and Lessons Learnt'  in Iceland on the 21st of February, 2009.

Programme (pdf).
Seminar report (pdf).

Oral history conference: Southern Africa in the Cold War, Post-1974

30-31 January 2009
Johannesburg , South Africa

Conference programme (pdf)
Conference report (pdf)

Conference on the The Swedish History Days

at Greifswald University, Germany, 10–11 October,  2008.
Conference Program
Conference Report by Proscovia Svärd (pdf)
Conference website:

Workshop on the Liberation Struggles in Southern Africa: New Perspectives

Organized by Professor Chris Saunders at the University of Western Cape, Center for African Studies on the 4 – 6 September, 2008.
Programme (pdf).
Workshop report by Prof. Chris Saunders (pdf).
Conference webpage: LSISA.php

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