Conferences dealing with Orality & the knowledge society

Here we introduce initiatives which contribute to knowledge production and transfer in oral cultures and promote the inclusion of African societies in the global knowledge society.

The Memory of the World in the Digital age: Digitization and Preservation, Konferenz, 26-28.9.2012, Vancouver / Kanada   english

This website contains the comprehensive programme of the UNESCO “Preserving the Digital” Heritage conference, complete with abstracts and a declaration on the topic.

The value of indigenous knowledge in the 21st century - 1. International Conference on Indigenous Knowledge Systems (IKS) – Johannesburg / South Africa   english

The Department of Science and Technology of the Republic of South Africa (DST), in collaboration with the North West University (NWU), organised an international conference from 17-20 April 2013 with the topic of “indigenous knowledge systems” and their interaction with natural science and technology.