SLA in Yaoundé, November 2018

ICA Annual Conference 2018, Yaoundé

The Annual Conference of the International Council on Archives (ICA) for 2018 will take place this November in Yaoundé, the capital of Cameroon, with the main conference being held at the Yaoundé Conference Centre (Palais des Congrès de Yaoundé) on the 26-28 November 2018 and the business meetings of ICA (Executive Board, Section and Branch meetings etc.) in the days beforehand. Although the Executive Board has previously met in Tamanrasset, Algeria (2009) and Arusha, Tanzania (2017), this will be the first time that ICA has held a full conference in Africa. The theme of the 2018 conference will be “Archives: Governance, Memory and Heritage”.

The monument to the reunification of Cameroon

The work of SLA on literary archives in Cameroon and literary archives in Namibia will be showcased during the conference, and a varied and interesting session has been put together by the conference organisers for Tuesday 26 November, including African literary archives, African football archives, and the musical heritage of Cape Verde.

We hope that as many SLA members as possible will take the opportunity to visit Yaoundé and to attend the ICA conference.

The four presentations on 26 November will be as follows:

* Literary archives in Cameroon (David Sutton)
* Le maillot des Lions Indomptables du Cameroun: une archive alternative (Narcisse Ekongolo Makake)
* The Morabeza music of Cape Verde (Jantje Steenhuis)
* The Messi-Chitalu goals landmark controversy: a case for records keeping in international sports archives (Francis Garaba)

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