Call for Papers: Symposium ‘The Light’

National and International Universities, Museums and Art Schools, or independent scholars are called for papers and asked to delegate participants and speakers to the Symposium of the 3rd edition of the Kampala Biennale.

Kampala Biennale (KAB18) is a story of transmission from one generation of artists to the youngest, choosing to take on a format of how the African continent vehicles some original values of sharing and transferring knowledge.

Simon Njami is the Librettist of “The Studio”, the third edition of Kampala Biennale. He invited 7 internationally renown artists to open their studio in Kampala to young artist from Uganda, Africa and beyond. The tradition of the studios has always been fundamental in art history, be it in the West or in Africa where, contrary to the ethnological reading, the great masters used to work with a crowd of apprentices and pupils.

The Symposium, titled ‘The Light’ will take place on August 26th, during the KAB18 opening days. Universities that want to attend the symposium can email their papers to or fill in the online application form below.

Your paper submission will go through a selection process and if successful, you will be invited to participate in the KAB18 Symposium.

* Please note that Kampala Biennale is not able to facilitate your travel and expenses to the event, hence we request you to look for your own means to fund your attendance.

Deadline for sending papers : July 10th

Call for Papers

  • I wish to present a paper at the KAB18 Symposium "The Light" . A 100 word abstract and a full version are provided below or will be submitted by email by the 10th of July 2018. I also agree to enclose a short biographical note listing my background, interests and publications. The form below can be used for all these purposes so it can be used more than once. (The Paper may include a Power Point presentation to accompany the talk. You may illustrate your points with Audio/Visual media. In consideration of my Paper being included in the Proceedings of this Conference, I consent to my Paper presentation being recorded by audio/visual means and to the subsequent publication worldwide of my Paper in any print or electronic audio/visual media as part of the Proceedings of the Kampala Art Biennale 2018 and as part of any subsequently published collections of KAb18 Papers and/or any corresponding audio/visual media published by the Symposium, and I waive any remunerative rights therein. I understand that any profits will be used for producing future Kampala Art Biennale. This consent does not limit my rights of subsequent personal presentation, publication and remuneration from the publication of print, audio or video of my Paper.
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    Accepted file types: doc, docx, jpg, gif, png, pdf, ptt, pptx.

Guidelines for the Format of the Papers

  • Title
  • Author
  • No indent at beginning of paragraphs.
  • Paragraphs separated by a blank line.
  • Use Italics type for all book names.
  • Use Bold text instead of underlined text.
  • Limit quotations to one paragraph to comply with “Fair Use” of copyright material.
  • Longer quotations must have written permission from the copyright holder.
    Double quotes for any quotations.
  • Single quotes for emphasis.
  • All graphics should be supplied separately at 300 dpi. You must hold copyright to all graphics.
  • Numbered Footnotes and References places at the bottom of each page. (Alternately, Numbered Footnotes and References may listed at the end of the paper.