The 2024 Dakar Translation Symposium: Africa and Her Globalization — Accra Edition

  • The second edition of the Dakar Translation Symposium: Africa and Her Globalization - Accra Edition will be held from June 3-6, 2024 at the University of Ghana, Accra, with an optional sojourn to Elmina Castle in Cape Coast from June 7-8 sponsored by Rutgers Global. 

    The Dakar Translation Symposium: Africa and Her Globalization (DTS) brings together people invested in Africa and her Diasporas to engage questions of language, history, archive, translation, culture, and diaspora that shape the discourses surrounding Africa and Her Globalization across intellectual fields and disciplines. While exploring new possibilities for our communities and connected worlds, DTS fosters a global dialogue that is theoretical, cultural, and imaginative, bringing together speakers and participants of national and international research capacities from various disciplines who are invested in Africa and the Black diasporas. 

    This second edition will explore some of the most urgent issues in the fields of social sciences and humanities including literature, history, sociology, gender, anthropology, economy, and law, among others. The working languages for the 2024 DTS are, alphabetically: Arabic, English, French, Portuguese, Twi, and Wolof.


    Partner institutions co-sponsoring the symposium include the Office of Inclusion and Equity at NYU Abu Dhabi, the Arts and Humanities Division at NYU Abu DhabiCheikh Anta Diop University of Dakar, the Institute for the Study of Global Racial Justice at Rutgers UniversityRutgers Global, the Department of French Rutgers New Brunswick, the Center for the Study of Africa and the African Diaspora, NYU Washington Square, the Office of Global Inclusion, Diversity, and Strategic Innovation at NYUAssane Seck University in Ziguinchor, Senegal, the J. H. Kwabena Nketia Archives of the Institute of African Studiesthe University of Ghana, and NYU Accra.