Mapping Ancient Africa: Schedule of events

INQUA congress Rome 2023

There will be an Mapping Ancient Africa (MAA) session at the INQUA Rome congress in 2023. The session is entitled “Mapping Ancient Africa: Climate, Vegetation & Humans” this session is supported by the Palaeoclimate (PALCOM) and Human and Biosphere (HABCOM) commissions of INQUA. The session is being organised by the MAA team. For further details on the session click here. The session is open to people already linked with the MAA project and anyone who is interested to contribute and get involved. We aim to propose a special issue of Quaternary International based around (but not limited to) the papers that will be presented during the session.

Check out the INQUA Rome web pages (click here) for fully details, but key dates are:

  • Deadline for submission of abstracts – 1 November 2022
  • Deadline for early bird registration – 20 February 2023
  • Deadline for registration – 20 March 2023

The MAA project is looking to financially support scientists travelling from Africa to INQUA Rome by assisting with registration fees and travel costs. Further details to be announced, however, if you think we can support you in this way then please get in contact.

Upcoming seminars

A series of online seminars associated with the Mapping Ancient Africa project will commence in 2021. The purpose of these seminars is to promote and stimulate discussion among participants, talks will be delivered via Zoom and are open to all. To obtain the Zoom link please contact one of the organisers.

Talks will be around 20 minutes followed by a discussion.


Seminars 2022

Mapping Ancient Africa – seminar 1 – Martin Trauth (06/12/2021)

Seminars 2021

Kick-off meeting (October 2021)

The kick-off meeting of the Mapping Ancient Africa project took place on the 14 and 15 October 2021.

This followed a hybrid (part face-to-face, part online) format, with part of the interaction taking place at each of the hubs and part online.

Pre-meeting information can be found at:

In case you missed the kick off meeting, catch up with these videos of the cross-hub sessions:

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