The Carter Conference
For over 25 years the Center for African Studies at the University of Florida has organized annual lectures or a conference in honor of the late distinguished Africanist scholar, Gwendolen M. Carter. Gwendolen Carter devoted her career to scholarship and advocacy concerning the politics of inequality and injustice, especially in southern Africa. She also worked hard to foster the development of African Studies as an academic enterprise. She was perhaps best known for her pioneering study The Politics of Inequality: South Africa Since 1948 and the co-edited four-volume History of African Politics in South Africa, From Protest to Challenge (1972-1977).
In the spirit of her career, the annual Carter lectures offer the university community and the greater public the perspectives of Africanist scholars on issues of pressing importance to the peoples and societies of Africa. Since 2004, the Center has (with the generous support of the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences) appointed a Carter Faculty Fellow to serve as convener of the conference. Please check the links below for more information about the current Carter conference as well as previous conferences.
2014 Conference: Kongo Atlantic Dialogues
2007 African Visual Cultures: Crossing Disciplines, Crossing Regions
2003 Dynamics of Islam in Contemporary Africa
2002 Zimbabwe in Transition: Resolving Land and Constitutional Crisis
2001 Governance and Higher Education in Africa
2000 Renegotiating Nation and Political Community in Africa at the Dawn of the New Millennium
1999 Aquatic Conservation and Management in Africa
1998 Africa on Film and Video
1997 Communication and Democratization in Africa
1995 African Entrepreneurship
1994 Transition in South Africa
1993 Africa’s Disappearing Past: The Erasure of Cultural Patrimony
1992 Sustainability in Africa: Integrating Concepts
1991 Involuntary Migration and Resettlement in Africa
1990 Health Issues in Africa
1989 Structural Adjustment and Transformation: Impacts on African Women Farmers
1988 Human Rights in Africa
1987 The Exploding Crisis in Southern Africa
1986 The African Food Crisis: Prospects for a Solution
1984-85 SADCC’s Bid for Independence from South Africa: Will it Succeed?