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CONFERENCE CALL FOR PAPERS

AFFIRMATIONS AND CONTESTATIONS:
INTERROGATING THE CONNECTIONS BETWEEN AFRICA AND THE AFRICAN DIASPORA
Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois,
October 2-4, 2003

You are invited to participate in the second conference of the Association for the Study of the Worldwide African Diaspora (ASWAD), to be held October 2-4, 2003 on the campus of Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois, sponsored by that institution and Smith College.
The theme of the conference is AFFIRMATIONS AND CONTESTATIONS: INTERROGATING THE CONNECTIONS BETWEEN AFRICA AND THE AFRICAN DIASPORA.
Specifics regarding hotel accommodations and venues are forthcoming.

The conference will be research driven, featuring panels organized in ways which effectively stimulate discourse across geographic, disciplinary, cultural, and theoretical boundaries. All geographic areas will be represented, including the Middle East, Europe and Asia.
Paper and panel proposals that incorporate gender and women as categories of analysis are encouraged.
 
Examples of projected panels include:
Transnational Immigration;
Immigrants Returning Home; Carnival;
Therapeutic Strategies;
Media
Representation of the Diaspora;
Youth - Challenges and Possibilities;
Researching and Theorizing Women’s Issues;
Globalization and the Diaspora;
Reparations; Orature Ethics and Aesthetics;
Religion as Resistance/Religion as Community Builder;
Comparative Slavery and Anti-Slavery Movements;
Gender and Cultural Continuity;
Slave Labor and Capitalism;
Shifting Definitions of African Liberation;
Past and Present in the Expressive Imagination;
Interpretations of the Past through Music/Art/Dance/Literary-Oral Traditions;
Cultural Transmissions; and
African Perspectives on the Diaspora.
 
There will be a $50 registration fee to help defray conference expenses.
Proposals can be sent prior to the fee, however, and should
be directed to:

Michael Gomez
Fax: 212-995-4017
Dept. of History
Ofc: 212-998-8624
53 Washington Sq South
NY, NY 10012-1098
michael.gomez@nyu.edu

ASWAD’s website: www.aswadiaspora.org
 

York/UNESCO Nigerian Hinterland Project
Department of History, York University,  Toronto, Canada
Email: nigerian@yorku.ca
Fax: (416) 650-8173