The conference theme relates to the issue how to deal with oral genres in a world where new technologies have become available not only for the researchers, but also for the local populations as well as the groups (of local non-academic scholars of local lore) that mediate between academic scholars, the performers and their audiences.
Hamburg University, Asia-Africa Institute, November 27-28, 2008 Convenor: Prof. dr. Mechthild Reh
INALCO, Paris. 3 avril 2008: Journée d'étude: 'Aux frontières des genres littéraires berbères et d'ailleurs', Lacnad/INALCO, Paris. 4 avril 2008: Rencontre sur le project 'African oral literaturus, new media, and technologies: challenges for research and documentation', Lacnad/INALCO, Paris. Convenor: Prof. dr. Abdellah Bounfour
University of Naples, L'Orientale, November 29 - December 1, 2007
SOAS, London, May 10-11, 2007 Convenors: Prof. Graham Furniss and dr. Martin Orwin
Leiden, December 15, 2006