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Conference Information

Full Title: Department of English: 7th International Conference

Location: Gaborone, Botswana
Start Date: 05-Jun-2013 - 07-Jun-2013
Contact: Connie Rapoo
Meeting Email: click here to access email
Meeting Description: University of Botswana
Department of English
5-7 June 2013

Since 1998 the Department of English in the Faculty of Humanities at the University of Botswana has been hosting a biennial conference to discuss issues concerning English language and literature in Africa. The 2013 conference, Language, Literature, Theatre and Indigenous Knowledge will provide a platform for researchers, academics, educators, language planners, literary scholars, theatre practitioners and other professionals in Africa and elsewhere to discuss the role and importance of indigenous knowledge in language, literature and theatre. The conference will also provide a forum for the description and analysis of various indigenous languages.

Registration Fees:

Registration fees for the conference are as follows:

Students: BWP 300.00 (P300.00). Proof of student status will be required. An ID will be most appropriate.
Other participants: BWP 1300.00 (P1300.00).

Registration and payment of registration fees will be done on-site on Wednesday, 5 June 2013.

Accommodation Details:

Will be provided in due course


The Conference will provide refreshments and lunch from 5 June 2013 to the 7 June 2013. There will be a conference dinner on the night of 6 June 2013.


Please find out as soon as possible whether you need a visa to come to Botswana. Visas take a number of weeks/months to process and must therefore be attended to well in time. Visa fees differ for different countries. Participants must ensure that their passports are original and are valid for at least a period of six months. Only participants whose abstracts have been accepted for presentation at our conference will be assisted with visa issues if necessary. However, it is largely the responsibility of the participants to secure visas to come to Botswana for the conference.

Additional Information:


Temperatures in Gaborone can go as low as zero degrees Celsius in the mornings and evenings in winter and so it is advisable to bring warm clothes. During the day however, temperatures are usually around twenty degrees Celsius.


Gaborone Game Reserve
The National Museum & Art Gallery
Mokolodi Nature Reserve
Bahurutshe Cultural village
Cultural and historical heritage sites in Tlokweng and Mochudi villages

All the above are in/around Gaborone.

Exchange Rates (subject to fluctuation):

1 American Dollar = Pula 7.00
1 British Pound = Pula 11.00
1 Euro = Pula 10.00
Linguistic Subfield: Discourse Analysis; General Linguistics; Sociolinguistics
Subject Language: None
LL Issue: 23.2990

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