CFP: African Ivories in the Atlantic World, 1400-1900 (Lisbon, February 25-27, 2019)

African Ivories in the Atlantic World, 1400-1900

International Conference
University of Lisbon
February 25-27, 2019

Deadline for proposals: October 5th, 2018

The Centre for History of the University of Lisbon (CH-ULisboa) organizes the International Conference African Ivories in the Atlantic World, 1400-1900, at the School of Arts and Humanities of the University of Lisbon, 25-27 February, 2019.

The organizing committee welcomes paper proposals on the following topics:

  • History of the African elephant’s environment, hunting and ecology
  • Laboratory methods for testing and preserving African elephant ivories
  • Production of ivory objects in Africa and the Americas
  • Elephants and ivory: religious significance and power discourse
  • Elephant ivory in the history of African art
  • African elephant ivories and the history of technical arts
  • Ivory and ethnomusicology
  • Circulation and trade of raw and carved ivory in Atlantic settings
  • Collections and daily uses of African ivories in Europe and the Atlantic World

Proposals should be sent using the following form:

For more information about this conference see:

For further inquiries you can also contact directly TIAMSA member Luís U. Afonso: