Code of conduct
All attendees, speakers, sponsors and volunteers at the Peopling History of Africa conference are required to agree with the following code of conduct.
Organisers will enforce this code throughout the duration of the conference, including but not limited to talks, social events and online communities. We expect cooperation from all participants to help ensure a safe environment for everybody.
We are dedicated to providing a harassment-free experience for everyone, regardless of gender, gender identity and expression, age, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, ethnicity, religion (or lack thereof), or technology choices. We do not tolerate harassment of event participants (including but not limited to attendees, speakers and staff members) in any form. Sexual language and imagery is not appropriate for any event venue, including talks, social events and online media. Event participants violating these rules may be sanctioned or expelled from all events.
Harassment includes offensive verbal comments related to gender, gender identity and expression, age, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, ethnicity, religion, technology choices, sexual images in public spaces, deliberate intimidation, stalking, following, unwanted photography or recording, sustained disruption of talks or other events, inappropriate physical contact, and unwelcome sexual attention.
Participants asked to stop any harassing behavior are expected to comply immediately.
If a participant engages in harassing behavior, the event organisers may take any action they deem appropriate, including warning the offender or expulsion from all events.
If you are being harassed, notice that someone else is being harassed, or have any other concerns, please contact a member of event staff immediately. Event staff can be identified by their branded badges. If you would feel more comfortable speaking to a specific person, please contact our designated Code of Conduct staff members noted below, or ask a volunteer to help you find them at the venue for immediate help. We understand that some people will be more comfortable discussing such sensitive issues via written communication instead of face-to-face, so please feel free to get in touch via e-mail.
More information: University's Charter of ethics and deontology.