PAHM Conference 2023


Communicating the Pan-African Aesthetic and Lived Experiences: An International Conference

THEME: Global Africa: (re)narrating our (his/her)stories with our creative arts

July 28 – 31, 2023

The Pan-African Heritage Museum, in association with African University College of Communications, UNESCO, Association of African Universities, University of Cape Coast, Pan-African Historical Festival (PANAFEST), University of Ghana, Face2Face Africa and Diaspora Affairs of the Office of the President, Ghana, is organizing its third annual international conference under the theme “Global Africa: (re)narrating our (his/her)stories with our creative arts”.

This conference will offer a unique forum for creatives and scholars to present their works to show how theoretically and/or practically contemporary arts and crafts can or do communicate ideas, forms, methods and processes of Pan-African aesthetics and lived experiences of persons of African descent around the world. Thus, poets, filmmakers, musicians, artists, dancers, crafts people, storytellers, public historians and other creatives, as well as academics, researchers, tour guides and students who employ the African aesthetic to communicate their unique lived African societal contexts through arts and crafts are invited to share their experiences with the world.

The International Conference on Communicating the Pan-African Aesthetic and Lived Experiences will be held between July 28 to 31 at African University College of Communications in Accra, Ghana.

Subthemes of the conference for presenters to consider include, but are not limited to:

  • Folktales and the African future
  • Arts and Crafts and Afrofuturism
  • Museums and the awakening of African Consciousness
  • Arts and Crafts and Africanisms and the Diaspora
  • Africa-centered and Pan-African Perspective of Communication
  • Oral-aesthetic and Afrofuturism

Deadline for the submission of proposals and abstracts – June 30, 2023.

Please send submissions to

Or contact +233 54 017 8398 Ernestina B. Fayah for more information.

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