Sport in Africa - Conference in London, UK

05/11/2011 10:30


The United Kingdom Libraries and Archives Group on Africa (SCOLMA) will hold their annual conference at the National Archives, Kew, London, UK, on 29 June, 2011.


The conference´ topic is Sport in Africa: History, Politics and the Archive.


Themes discussed at the event will include:


  • Reconciliation, Rehabilitation and Reconstruction: the role of sport in post war Liberia;
  • Colonial and post-colonial sport and the Olympic movement in English-speaking Africa after the Second World War (1945-1965): review, reflection and perspectives;
  • The politics of match reports, minutes and archives in national neighbourhood football championships in Senegal;
  • Cricket and War in early Rhodesia.


Registration is due by 11 June, 2011. Please contact Lucy McCann at


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