It is interesting that once again I have come across announcements for two academic conferences here in Ghana via an external list – H-NET-WEST-AFRICA
Of course I immediately read through each of the postings. In one case, I looked at the website for the conference, and in the other sent off an email for more information.
The first conference is on African women writers – definitely a subject dear to my heart, and is happening in the first part of the year. “Yari Yari Ntoaso” is taking place in Accra, 16-19 May 2013.
More details are available from http://africanastudies.as.nyu.edu/object/Yari-2013-Ghana.html
The other conference is on African studies, and is being hosted at the Institute of African Studies, University of Ghana, 24 – 26 October 2013. No website for this one – well, OK, it is just a call for papers, but still…
Contact details are as follows: Conference Coordinator, Institute of African Studies, University of Ghana, P.O. Box LG 73, Legonm Accra,Ghana. Email email@example.com
After some follow-up then I wondered “Why are there not any local lists for such announcements?”
So far I haven’t come up with any really satisfactory answers.