16th CONGRESS OF THE PAN AFRICAN ARCHAEOLOGICAL ASSOCIATION FOR PREHISTORY AND THE RELATED STUDIES

From Morocco to Tanzania, the Land of Zanzibar and Kilimanjaro

In 1331/1332, a Moroccan famous traveler Ibn Battuta, visited and spent a night at Kilwa Kisiwani in what today southeastern Tanzania is. In his remark after the trip, he reports that “...the city of Kilwa is among the most beautiful cities and most elegantly built...” Nearly 690 after Ibn Battuta remarks, the Pan African Archaeological Association (PAA) and Tanzania’s Local Organizing Committee (LOC) invite you to Tanzania for the 16th Congress. Indeed, it is with great pleasure we announce that the 16th Pan African Archaeological Association (PAA) Congress will take place in Zanzibar, United Republic of Tanzania, from 7 to 12 August 2022.

  • Tanzania
  • Zanzibar

Message from the President

Dear PANAF Members,

It is with great pleasure that I write to welcome you to our 16th congress which will be held in Zanzibar between the 7th and 12th of August 2022. The PAA permanent council and the congress organizing committee are privileged to host this meeting which marks the Diamond Jubilee of Pan African Association of Archaeology and Related Studies (PAA). The meeting will be hybrid a (virtual and physical) and therefore, we hope everyone working within our disciplines in Africa will have the opportunity to take part

The theme of our conference ‘Learning from the African Pasts to Manage Local and Global Disasters’ resonates with the current array of disastrous events that the world is currently grappling with. We are aware that none of these events (whether pandemics, extreme weather conditions, locusts etc) are not new to the world. We are also aware that different regions have suffered differently and have instituted different measures to arrest the accompanying negative effects. In addition, Africa as a region has had to deal with colonial injustices, slavery, plunder and inequalities among other undesirable situations. All these are well documented in our environmental, archaeological, historical records and living memories. Your contributions in addressing these issues will not only play a major role in demonstrating the relevance of our disciplines to humanity, but also, may provide workable solutions from learnt lessons. Thus the main theme of our congress.

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Travel Information and News

Travel Support for PhD Students to attend the 16th Congress - A Call for Applications

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TANZANIA VISA INFORMATION

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THE 16TH CONGRESS OF THE PAN AFRICAN ARCHAEOLOGICAL ASSOCIATION FOR PREHISTORY AND THE RELATED STUDIES.

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Keynote Speakers

PROFESSOR PETER R. SCHMIDT


Peter R. Schmidt is Professor Emeritus of Anthropology and Africa ...

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PROFESSOR PIUS YANDA


Dr. Pius Yanda is a professor at the Institute of Resource A ...

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PROFESSOR SHADRECK CHIRIKURE


Shadreck Chirikure is a Professor of Archaeology, Director of the ...

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DR RACHEL KING

Rachel King is a Principal Investigator on the Archaeology and Herit ...

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  • Submission of abstracts is now closed
  • Session’s proposals submission 30th October 2021
  • Registration opens 1st January 2022
  • Abstract decisions announced 1st March 2022
  • Early bid registration payment 30th April 2022

Important Information to Participants

Students day

PAA Congress 2022 Student Day will take place at the State University of Zanzibar (SUZA) on Sunday of 6th August 2022. Student members of PAA and those planning to join before the congress should contact the organizing committee through panaf2022@gmail.com.

Workshops before and after the main conference

Anyone wishing to arrange small workshops on specific themes should notify the Organizing Committee before 1st July 2022 to help facilitate meeting room arrangements. Although a free meeting room may be available, workshops’ organizers and participants will have to bear costs for meals and other refreshments.

Post conference activities

Anyone wishing to arrange small workshops on specific themes should notify the Organizing Committee before 1st July 2022 to help facilitate meeting room arrangements. Although a free meeting room may be available, workshops’ organizers and participants will have to bear costs for meals and other refreshments.

Hotel Accommodations

Island Paradise Inn

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Dreams Hotel Zanzibar

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Golden Tulip Stone Town Boutique Hotel

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Best Western Plus Zanzibar

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Spekers

800

Participate

24

Sponsors

34

Sessions

Event Schedules

Registration

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Early Registration Fees

Deadline 31 January 2022

  • Pan Africa Archaeological Association Members $100
  • Non-member$150
  • Pan Africa Archaeological Association Registered Student$30
  • Non-registered students $50
Online registration
Late Registration Fees

Deadline 30 April 2022

  • Pan Africa Archaeological Association Members $125
  • Non-member$187.5
  • Pan Africa Archaeological Association Registered Student$37.5
  • Non-registered students $62.5
Online registration

Sponsers

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