Upcoming Conference

ASWAD’s 10th Biennial Conference
Will Be Held at William & Mary
from 5-10 November 2019

 

“Stay Tuned” for September CFP Announcement

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.

Stay tuned for the Call for Papers in September 2018!!!

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Past Conferences


African/Diasporic Futures: Re-Envisioning Power, Interventions, Imaginations and Belonging

ASWAD 9th Biennial Conference:
Seville, Spain
November 7-11, 2017


African Diaspora Circularities:
Forging Communities, Cultures, and Politics

ASWAD 8th Biennial Conference:
Charleston, South Carolina
November 4-7, 2015


Transformative Visions:
Confronting Change and Creating Opportunity in Africa and the African Diaspora

ASWAD 7th Biennial Conference:
Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
October 30-November 2, 2013


African Liberation and Black Power: The Challenges of Diasporic Encounters Across Time, Space, and Imagination

Sixth Biennial Conference of the Association for the Study of the Worldwide African Diaspora (ASWAD)
University of Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
November 3-6, 2011


Africa, Diaspora, and Pan-African Agendas

Fifth Biennial Conference of the Association for the Study of the Worldwide African Diaspora (ASWAD)
Accra, Ghana
August 2-6, 2009


Interrogations of Freedom: Memories, Meanings, Migrations

The Association for the Study of the Worldwide African Diaspora (ASWAD)
l Fourth Biennial Conference
Barbados
October 9-12, 2007


Diasporic Encounters and Collaborations

The Association for the Study of the Worldwide African Diaspora (ASWAD)
Third Biennial Conference
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
October 5-7, 2005


Affirmations and Contestations
Interrogating the Connections Between Africa and the Diaspora

The Association for the Study of the Worldwide African Diaspora (ASWAD)
Second Biennial Conference
Northwestern University
October 2-4, 2003


Crossing Boundaries
The African Diaspora in the New Millennium

The Association for the Study of the Worldwide African Diaspora (ASWAD)
First Biennial Conference
New York University and The Schomberg Research Center
September 20-23, 2001