The year 2019 marks the four hundredth anniversary of the origins of slavery in what became the United States with the arrival of approximately twenty Africans in modern-day Jamestown, Virginia in August 1619. In commemoration of this anniversary The Association for the Study of the Worldwide African Diaspora (ASWAD) will hosts its 10th Biennial Conference under the theme, "Remembrance, Renaissance, Revolution:The Meaning of Freedom in the African World Over Time and Space" at the The College of William & Mary located in Williamsburg, Virginia.
ASWAD invites panel and individual paper proposal submissions for its 10th biennial conference to discuss, examine, and reflect on the legacies of enslavement and the meaning(s) of freedom for people of African descent nationally and globally. Papers sought also are those which interrogate the many other diasporas that began (and continue) in Africa, and continue to flourish in Europe, Asia, the Middle East, South and Central America, the Caribbean and the Pacific/Indian Ocean basins. ASWAD is particularly interested in panels and papers on the conference themes of remembrance, renaissance, and revolution in the many African diasporas across time and space. However, we encourage papers from any time period and topic related to the study of the African-descended.
In addition to academics, ASWAD welcomes artists, activists, journalists, and independent scholars with specific interests in one or more of the many African Diasporas. They are especially keen to forge and to enhance collaborations between academics, independent scholars, and community members.
The Deadline for Panel/Paper Proposals is February 1, 2019 and acceptance notification for Panels/Papers is expected April 1, 2019. Confirmation of conference attendance and paid conference registration will be required by May 15, 2019.
More information regarding the conference can be found at http://aswadiaspora.org/conferences/.