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:
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)
There are four available hotels at or within walking distance of the hotel/conference site, the Williamsburg Lodge
Phone number and Website for all four hotels: (855) 231-7240(855) 231-7240
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.
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