CFP: Graduate Training in Africana Religions

By Webmaster on Monday, January, 13th, 2020 in Announcements. No Comments

Imagine you have the power to revolutionize graduate education in Africana religions. Now, share that vision with the world… The Journal of Africana Religions invites articles of 8,000 words and round table comments of 3,000 words that offer new, exciting ideas for how graduate students should be trained in Africana religions. The global study Africana religions has […]


Call for Papers/Proposals – Southwest Conference on Black Studies 2020

By Webmaster on Monday, December, 16th, 2019 in Announcements. No Comments

Call for Papers/Proposals The Africana Studies Program at The University of New Mexico has entered its 50th year. In homage to the discipline, our practitioners, and supporters, we will host the Inaugural Southwest Conference on Black Studies. Through the conference, we hope to reinforce the founding pillars of the discipline and reflect on our long-standing […]


ASWAD Founding Director Wins ASA Book Prize

By Webmaster on Thursday, December, 5th, 2019 in Announcements, News. No Comments

ASWAD’s founding director, Michael A. Gomez, was awarded the 2019 African Studies Association Book Prize for African Dominion: A New History of Empire in Early and Medieval West Africa (Princeton University Press). ASWAD member John Thabiti Willis received honorable mention for the prize for Masquerading Politics: Kinship, Gender, and Ethnicity in Yoruba Town (Indiana University […]


A Message from the African Studies Association on the Passing of Professor Tejumola Olaniyan

By Webmaster on Monday, December, 2nd, 2019 in Announcements, Memorials, News. No Comments

It is with great sadness that African Studies Association announces the death of Professor Tejumola Olaniyan, one of the most accomplished of our community.  He served on the African Studies Association’s Board of Directors from 2012 to 2015, as Program Co-Chair of the 2012 ASA Annual Meeting, and was the President of the African Literature Association from 2013 […]


Sound System Outernational #6 São Luís do Maranhão, Brazil – Call for Participation – Papers, Presentations and Performances

By Webmaster on Friday, November, 15th, 2019 in Announcements. No Comments

Sound System Outernational # 6 São Luís do Maranhão, Brazil Call for Participation – Papers, Presentations and Performances Dates: April 13, 14 and 15, 2020 Deadline for submission of proposals: January 17, 2020 Abstracts / proposals (200 to 500 words in English or Portuguese) by January 17 2020, to soundsystemouternational@gmail.com. Vibrations United: Music, Technology & […]


Eric Williams Memorial Collection Sponsors 2019 Regional ‘School Bags’ Essay Competition

By Webmaster on Monday, November, 11th, 2019 in Announcements. No Comments

Port of Spain, TRINIDAD and TOBAGO (October 21, 2019). The Eric Williams Memorial Collection Research Library, Archives & Museum (EWMC) at The University of the West Indies (UWI), Trinidad and Tobago, announces the adjudication of this year’s “Eric Williams ‘School Bags’ Essay Competition.” Judges are: Dr. Rita Pemberton, retired Chair, UWI Department of History; Dr. […]


2020 NBWC Call for Papers

By Webmaster on Monday, November, 11th, 2019 in Announcements. No Comments

15th National Black Writers Conference “Activism, Identity, and Race: Playwrights and Screenwriters at the Crossroads” March 26 – March 29, 2020; 11:00 AM – 6:00 PM Medgar Evers College 1650 Bedford Ave. Over the last several decades, there has been an increase in the number of contemporary Black playwrights and screenwriters whose plays and films […]


Nanakama African Dance Conference Call for Papers Deadline Extended – Howard University

By Webmaster on Thursday, October, 17th, 2019 in Announcements. No Comments

CALL FOR PAPERS The Nankama African Dance Conference Howard University, Washington, DC February 8-9, 2020 Dancing Narratives, Preserving Culture The experiences of people, what they think and believe, how they behave and respond to life, are nestled in their cultural narratives. These narratives are conveyed through written text, images, and symbols. The mediums through which […]


Call for Proposals – IGGAD 2020 – Without Borders – Tracing the Cultural, Archival and Political African Diaspora

By Webmaster on Thursday, October, 17th, 2019 in Announcements. No Comments

Conference: March 4-7, 2020 Location: Coastal Carolina University, Conway, SC Deadline: October 31 The Charles W. Joyner Institute for Gullah and African Diaspora Studies and the Athenaeum Press at Coastal Carolina University invite abstracts, poster sessions, lightning talks and panel proposals for their second International Gullah Geechee and African Diaspora Conference (IGGAD). This year’s theme—Without […]