PotenciaPacífico – Our New Cultural Commitment to Commemorate the Bicentennial of Independence)

By Webmaster on Friday, August, 9th, 2019 in Announcements. No Comments

We celebrate the bicentennial of our independence we open the door to our new program, Pacific Power. Hands visible, in partnership with the University of Bogota Jorge Tadeo Lozano and with funding from the Ford Foundation and the Foundation Sura, launch call for leaders who want to potentiate Pacific Coast Pacific coast with its vast cultural wealth. The […]


Your Copy of the Journal is Waiting for You

By Webmaster on Tuesday, August, 6th, 2019 in Announcements. No Comments

One of the perks of an ASWAD membership is a free subscription via JSTOR to the Journal of Africana Religions. A SPECIAL ISSUE IS NOW AVAILABLE! James Hal Cone and the 50th Anniversary of Black Theology and Black Power https://www.jstor.org/stable/10.5325/jafrireli.7.2.2019.issue-2 The issue foregrounds the intellectual legacy of Cone and also examines the broader scholarship on #AfricanaReligions that has emerged […]


Call for Papers – Destinies of Africa in the Modern World (15th International African Studies Conference) – Russian Academy of Sciences Institute for African Studies

By Webmaster on Friday, July, 12th, 2019 in Announcements. No Comments

Moscow, May 26-29, 2020 CALL FOR PAPERS PANEL III-1: AFRICA AND HER DIASPORAS (HISTORICAL AND CONTEMPORARY)   CONVENERS: Tunde Adeleke (Iowa State University, Ames, USA); e-mail: tadeleke@iastate.edu Arno Sonderegger (University of Vienna, Austria); e-mail: arno.sonderegger@univie.ac.at   In 2006 the African Union (AU) designated the Diaspora the “Sixth region” of Africa. This region consists of “people […]


The Policing and Persecution of African Indigenous and African Diasporic Religions

By Webmaster on Friday, June, 28th, 2019 in Announcements. No Comments

The Journal of Africana Religions, which is distributed for free to all ASWAD members, invites 150-word proposals for a special issue on “The Policing and Persecution of African Indigenous and African Diasporic Religions.” Proposals are due by Sept. 30, 2019, to journal@africanareligions.org.  Final articles of 8,000 words or review essays of 5,000 words are due by August 31, 2020 (not 2019). […]


Call for Papers: Edited Book – Fire Under My Feet: Historical Perspectives on Dance in the African Diaspora

By Webmaster on Friday, June, 28th, 2019 in Announcements. No Comments

To gain a wholistic understanding of the experiences of people of African descent scattered throughout the globe one must engage their dance systems. African diaspora dance systems are living, performed narratives that reveal and simultaneously preserve historic and developing cultural tenets. Whether the dances were brought from Africa via the transatlantic slave trade or grown […]


Symposium Call for Proposals on Genders, Families, and Generations

By Webmaster on Wednesday, June, 19th, 2019 in Announcements. No Comments

When: September 13-14, 2019 Where: Bucknell University, Pennsylvania USA What: This symposium convened by Catherine Cymone Fourshey (Bucknell University) and Christine Saidi (Kutztown University) is dedicated to exploring Genders, Families, and Generations (GFG) in Africa and its Diasporas. In collaboration and dialogue with Rhonda M. Gonzales (UTSA) and Oyèrónké Oyěwùmí(SUNY, Stonybrook) we have organized the GFG […]


Secular, Scarred and Sacred: Education and Religion Among the Black Community in Nineteenth-Century Canada – Jerome Teelucksingh

By Webmaster on Wednesday, June, 19th, 2019 in Announcements. No Comments

Secular, Scarred and Sacred: Education and Religion Among the Black Community in Nineteenth-Century Canada focuses on the paternal yet exclusionary role of Protestant Whites and their churches among refugee slaves and free Blacks in nineteenth-century Upper Canada—many of whom had migrated to Canada to escape the dreaded system of slavery in the United States. This book […]


#AAIHS2020 – The African American Intellectual History Society (AAIHS)’s Fifth Annual Conference

By Webmaster on Wednesday, June, 5th, 2019 in Announcements. No Comments

The Black Radical Tradition March 6-7, 2020 University of Texas at Austin In his groundbreaking work Black Marxism, Cedric Robinson located the origins of the Black Radical Tradition primarily in the works of three writers and thinkers: W.E.B. Du Bois, C.L.R. James, and Richard Wright. He noted that the radical thought of all three Black intellectuals […]


By Webmaster on Friday, May, 31st, 2019 in Announcements, Featured. No Comments

ASWAD’s 10th Biennial Conference will be held at William & Mary from 5-9 November, 2019   Press Release with details on 2109 Biennial Conference   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 […]


Global Pan-African Conference: The Africa We Want – Conference Call for Papers

By Webmaster on Friday, May, 24th, 2019 in Announcements. No Comments

The first ‘Global Pan-African Conference: The Africa We Want,’ organised by Mboka Festival of Arts Culture and Sport, will take place from Monday, 25 May, to Thursday 28 May 2020 in The Gambia. The 2020 conference commemorates the 120th anniversary of the first Pan African Conference, organised by Henry Sylvester Williams in London. Subsequent GPAC conferences […]