CALL FOR PAPERS: 3rd School of Languages Conference (SOLCON III)

The deadline for the submission of abstracts for SOLCON III has been extended to April 30, 2019! Please find the call below or visit www.ug.edu.gh/solcon/.

The School of Languages and the Language Centre of the College of Humanities, University of Ghana, invite proposals for individual papers, panels and poster sessions for the 3rd School of Languages Conference (SOLCON III) to be held from 22-24 October 2019 at University of Ghana, Legon Campus, Accra.

The conference which is themed, "Languages, Cultures and Literatures across Barriers: Africa and the World in Context and Contact," seeks to bring together researchers, scholars, public speakers and students to discuss the theme and its domains through theoretically-nuanced (inter)disciplinary papers and presentations. As part of the conference, a colloquium on the theme “Non-African Languages in Africa: Impact on African Modernity and Development” will be organized.

Proposals addressing one or more of the following domains in language, culture and literature are invited: linguistics, sign language, interpreting/translation, education, gender studies, the media, social media, performing arts, theatre, dance, migration studies, politics, healthcare, advertising and marketing, law, religions, sports, music, communication, history, philosophy, public relations, psychology, sociology, geography, science/technology, agriculture and climate change.

Panelists/presenters are, however, not restricted to the above domains, and are welcome to present on other related topics in language, cultural studies and literature.

The following formats are available:

  • 20 minutes presentation followed by 10 minutes discussion
  • 120 minutes panel with 4 to 6 presenters
  • Poster presentation

Abstracts/proposals should be sent electronically via EasyChair. For guidelines on submitting an abstract, please visit www.ug.edu.gh/solcon.

The language of the conference is English, however, panels in other languages are welcome, and encouraged, especially, if they relate to the interrelations of African languages and non-African languages.

Proposal of panels should consist of:

  • Title of the panel
  • Convener
  • Proposed panelists
  • Discussant (if necessary)
  • Language (if different from English)

Abstract submission deadline: 31 March 2019
Notification of acceptance: 30 April 2019
Deadline for registration: 15 June 2019
Conference date: 22-24 October 2019


International participants: USD 150
Local participants (Non-UG staff): GHC 150
University of Ghana (UG) staff: GHC 100
Non UG Students: GHC 80
UG Students: GHC 60


Account name: UG College of Humanities
Account number: 0160094485315101
Currency:  Ghana cedis
Bank:   Ecobank Ghana Ltd

Account name: UG College of Humanities
Account number: 0162074485315101
Currency:  US dollars – Forex
Bank:   Ecobank Ghana Ltd
Branch:  Legon
Swift code:  ECOCGHAC
NB: Local dollar transactions


Selected papers from the conference will be published in a peer-reviewed volume.


Please find more information at http://www.ug.edu.gh/solcon/.  If you have any questions, please contact the Chairperson of the Organising Committee: Professor Ildiko Csajbok-Twerefou at solcon@ug.edu.gh