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Dates:
14.07 - 22.07.2018  
Venue:
Nairobi, Kenya
Contact person:
AFQUA 2018 Organising Committee, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Website:
https://afquacongress.wixsite.com/afqua2018

The second AFQUA (The African Quaternary: Environments, Ecology and Humans) International Conference and Workshops will be held in Nairobi, Kenya, from 14-22 July 2018.

Venue

The National Museum of Kenya.

Description

AFQUA brings developed and developing world researchers together to discuss progress in studies of the Quaternary period (the last 2.6 million years) in Africa, bridging regional divides, and fostering communication and collaboration at both regional and continental scales.

Along with talks on subjects including palaeoclimatology, palaeoecology and archaeology, equal time is dedicated to a series of focus groups and training workshops. These include thematic discussions of cutting-edge research topics, as well as workshops that introduce and train early-career and developing researchers in the skills they need to develop and communicate their science in the modern research environment.

Program

The program will include plenary talks by world-renowned experts and provide opportunities for both oral and poster presentations.

The whole event will last nine days:
- Five days of conference with oral presentations, posters and plenaries and a one-day break for field excursions (14-19 July).
- Three days of focus group discussions and specialised training workshops (20-22 July).

Call for sessions

The call for session and workshop proposals is now open and closes 15 November 2017.

Sessions may focus on any of a range of themes spanning the full spectrum of Quaternary sciences, including palaeoclimatology, palaeoecology, archaeology, geomorphology and landscape change, and related analytical techniques.

Regional sessions will also be held to showcase the latest research from across Africa.

If you are interested in proposing a session or workshop, contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Registration

Registration opens 1 November 2017: https://afquacongress.wixsite.com/afqua2018/registration

Abstracts

The call for abstracts opens 1 December 2017 until 2 March 2018.

Further information

For more information, visit the AFQUA 2018 website:http://afquacongress.wix.com/afqua2018 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.