2019 Biennial Conference: Call for Papers

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ASWAD’s 10th Biennial Conference
will be held at William & Mary
from 5-9 November, 2019


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.

For questions, please contact: aswadprogram2019@gmail.com



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