The CONFERENCE VENUE is at Johannisstr. 20; 48143 Münster, Germany, right across from the LWL Museum Kunst & Kultur. This is 15 minutes from the main train station "Munster(Westf)Hbf", from where you can catch a bus, take a taxi, or walk to the venue. For directions by bus from the train station, please go to our TRAVEL section. The conference venue can also be found on our google map.

The phone number of the conference office is +49 251 83 24593.

The abstracts can be viewed and downloaded here.

The printed conference programme can be viewed and downloaded here.

We are very pleased that our programme represents the wide disciplinary and thematic variety of the field of Afroeuropean Studies. Thematic foci of panels include: memory and museums; children’s literature and parenting; black histories; gender and queer politics; black Muslim identities; travel, diaspora, and migration; city spaces; music; cinema, visual cultures, and digital cultures; critical approaches to integrationist discourses; and theoretical considerations of the term ‘Afroeuropean.’

We would like to invite you to both our informal and formal conference openings:
The informal opening will take place on Wednesday, 16 September, from 6 pm, and includes the film screening: REAL LIFE: Deutschland 2009 by Nancy Mac Granaky-Quaye. The screening (with English subtitles) will be followed by a discussion with the director.
The formal conference opening will be held on Thursday, 17 September, from 9:00 am.

The conference dinner will take place on Thursday, 17 September, in Schlossgartencafé ( This is a ticketed event, you cannot pay at the door but must purchase your ticket when you register for the conference (

Moreover, the conference will  feature a roundtable discussion entitled "Why is my professor not black?". Shanell Johnson, one of the participants, addresses the issue in the following video clip.

If you have any queries, please send us an email