ASWAD’s 10th Biennial Conference
will be held at William & Mary
from 5-9 November, 2019

 

INFORMATION FOR CONFERENCE ATTENDEES

William & Mary will host the 10th Biennial Conference of the Association for the Study of the Worldwide African Diaspora (ASWAD) Nov. 5-9, 2019, in the Williamsburg Lodge. Featuring the world’s leading scholars of the African Diaspora, the conference will bring together a range of activists and artists and host community events, including an African Diaspora food festival.

For CONFERENCE REGISTRATION please use the following link:

Conference Registration

 

Conference registration for presenters closes this Friday, June 7. Registration is completed through the ASWAD Membership system operated through Memberclicks.  Non-Members can register for the conference but will be asked to create a profile in the membership system.  All conference attendees are strongly encouraged to become ASWAD members.

 

ASWAD is proud to co-sponsor our Tenth Biennial Conference with the following partners:

 

Airports:

  1. Newport News/Williamsburg International Airport (20 minutes from the Williamsburg Lodge, the hotel/conference site)
  2. Richmond International Airport (45 minutes from the hotel/conference site)

Note: Norfolk International Airport is about one hour away from the hotel/conference site but there will not be shuttle service to and from that airport. (One prohibitive factor: massive traffic congestion, particularly during rush hour)

 

Transportation to and from the Williamsburg Lodge:

  1. There will be free shuttle service to and from both Newport News/Williamsburg and Richmond airports from Monday, November 4 through Sunday, November 10.

 

Conference Hotels:

There are four available hotels at or within walking distance of the hotel/conference site, the Williamsburg Lodge

  1. Williamsburg Lodge: $179 per night
  2. Griffin Hotel: $139 per night
  3. Williamsburg Woodlands Hotel: $119 per night
  4. Williamsburg Inn: $329 per night

Phone number and Website for all four hotels: (855) 231-7240(855) 231-7240
https://www.colonialwilliamsburghotels.com/accommodations/williamsburg-lodge/

 

Complimentary benefits for all conference attendees:

  1. Complimentary self-parking
  2. Complimentary access to the fitness center and pools at the Spa of Colonial Williamsburg
  3. Complimentary access to the Historic Area Shuttle during regular operating hours (this shuttle also provides transportation between the aforementioned hotels)
  4. Complimentary wireless internet in all guest rooms

2019 Biennial Conference: Call for Papers

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ASWAD’s 10th Biennial Conference
will be held at William & Mary
from 5-9 November, 2019

 

Thank you for your submissions for ASWAD 2019 Travel Grants. All applications have been received and the application process is now closed. Congratulations to all awardees and we look forward to seeing you in November.

 

On November 5-9, 2019, the College of William & Mary will host the Tenth Biennial Conference of the Association for the Study of the Worldwide African Diaspora (ASWAD). 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 who landed on the nearby shores of the James River in August 1619. While the geographical proximity of Williamsburg, Virginia highlights this important event, the arrival of these Africans reflected the deep diasporic dimensions that already connected–and continue to link–Africa, Europe, the Americas, the Caribbean, and Asia. In that spirit, this conference will feature cutting edge scholarship, cultural events, film festivals and excursions to local historical sites that will highlight and celebrate the global dimensions of the African Diaspora and the centrality of black people worldwide to the making of the modern world.

For questions, please contact: aswadprogram2019@gmail.com

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All conference inquiries (other than proposal submission and membership) should be forwarded to: aswadprogram2019@gmail.com


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