Dear ASWAD Membership:

The 10th Biennial Conference of the Association for the Study of the Worldwide African Diaspora (ASWAD) will take place at The College of William & Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia U.S.A. from  5th November – 9th November, 2019.

The theme of the 2019 Conference is Remembrance, Renaissance, Revolution:  The Meaning of Freedom in the African World Over Time and Space

Please use the following link for the submission of proposals for presentation at the conference:  ASWAD 2019 Conference Proposal Submission

Note:  In order to submit a proposal, all presenters must be active ASWAD Members with a membership expiration date of 31 December, 2019 or later.  There can be no exceptions to this requirement.  Membership Renewals and New Memberships are all processed through the ASWAD Memberclicks site here:  ASWAD Membership Portal

Please start planning paper and panel proposals now to give all presenters time to update their membership and confirm their availability for the dates of the November conference.  The DEADLINE for submission of proposals is:  1st March, 2019

The detailed  Call for Papers (published in English, Spanish, Portuguese, French, German and Haitian Kreyol) as well as other general Conference information is found on the main ASWAD website:  ASWAD Biennial Conference 2019

All required information about ASWAD membership and the about the Biennial Conference is available on the websites provided above.  These online resources will be updated regularly with information regarding the conference program and other special events taking place during the 10th Biennial Conference.   If you have any questions regarding use of the ASWAD Membership site, assistance is available via the the Memberclicks Help system which we use to manage membership processing.  Contact Memberclicks directly by email or telephone as follows: or 404-879-2800.

If you have more specialized or unique inquiries about the 2019 Conference you may contact the Program Committee via email as follows:

Please share the Call for Papers widely and encourage new participants to join us for this 10th Biennial Conference.  ASWAD is committed to developing conference participation from a wide range of academic fields and from colleges, universities and other institutions around the world.  See you in November!


ASWAD Executive Board

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