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CALL FOR PAPERS

CALL FOR PAPERS

ASWAD CONFERENCE - CALL FOR PAPERS!!!

You are invited to participate in the fourth conference of the Association for the Study of the Worldwide African Diaspora (ASWAD), to be held October 9-12, 2007, in Barbados. The University of the West Indies, Cave Hill is hosting the conference as its Signature Program for the year, with co-sponsorship from New York University.

In commemoration of the Bicentennial of the British and American Abolition of the Transatlantic Slave Trade, the theme of the conference is INTERROGATIONS OF FREEDOM: MEMORIES, MEANINGS, MIGRATIONS.

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 Africa, the Middle East, Europe and Asia. Paper and panel proposals that incorporate gender and women as categories of analysis are encouraged.

Proposals

Please send a two-page abstract (for either a single presentation or a panel) and a one-page cv (or one-page multiple cv's) by MARCH 1, 2007. They can be sent prior to submitting the registration fee, and are to be sent electronically via email attachment to: Barbados07@nyu.edu

Other queries (but not abstracts; please send all abstracts to barbados07@nyu.edu) can be addressed to:

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

We intend to post papers on our website, and some may be selected for publication. If you do not wish your paper to appear in either format, please clearly indicate such. Completed materials should be submitted in publishable form prior to October 9th.

Please do not delay in submitting your abstracts!

Conference Registration Fees

ASWAD Members:

Academics and Professionals (General Membership) based in North America and Europe: US $75

Retired Academics and Professionals (General Membership) based in North America and Europe: US $50

Academics and Professionals (General Membership) based elsewhere: US $25

Barbadian Nationals: no registration fee required

Students: no registration fee required

Non-ASWAD Members:

Academics and Professionals based in North America and Europe: US $140

Retired Academics and Professionals based in North America and Europe: US $80

Academics and Professionals based elsewhere: US $50

Barbadian Nationals: no registration fee required

Students: no registration fee required

ASWAD Membership

Membership rates are posted on our website www.aswadiaspora.org, and are provided below. You may start or renew your membership for 2007 (hopefully you've done so in 2006) by following instructions posted on the site.

ASWAD Membership Dues

A. Dues for Full Academic Membership shall be US $50 per year for those based in North America and Europe, US $10 for those based elsewhere.
B. Dues for Student Membership shall be US $15 per year for those based in North America and Europe, $0 for those based elsewhere.
C. Dues for General Membership shall be US $50 per year for those based in North America and Europe, US $10 for those based elsewhere.
D. Dues for Retiree Membership shall be US $15 per year for those based in North America and Europe, $0 for those based elsewhere.
E. Dues for Institutional Membership shall be US $100 per year. F. Dues for Lifetime Membership shall be US $1000 for those based in North America and Europe, US $100 for those based elsewhere.

Checks only, please. You may pay both registration and membership fees at the same time.

Accommodations

The Hilton Barbados will serve as the host hotel and site of most activities.

Hilton Barbados
Needham's Point
St.Michael BB 11000
Barbados
Tel: 246 426 0200
Fax: 246 434 5792
www.hiltoncaribbean.com/barbados

A block of rooms has been reserved, but availability will diminish quickly. You need to make your reservations directly with the Hilton, and you have until August 24, 2007 to make them, after which the rooms will be released.

The preferred group rate is $175 per room (not including taxes), per night, single or double occupancy. The same rate will be available both 3 days before and 3 days following the dates of the conference, should you wish to extend your stay. The conference will officially end Friday afternoon, October 12, 2007.

Please refer to the ASWAD Room Block when making your reservation; if you are doing so via telephone, make sure to speak directly to a Hilton Barbados Reservation Agent in the Reservations Department (246-426-0200). Otherwise, you may email Reservations (reservations.barbados@hilton.com).

OR download the group reservation fax sheet at:

http://www.aswadiaspora.org/ASWAD2007.html#resForm


See you in Barbados!

ASWAD EXECUTIVE BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Jean Allman
Abena Busia
Yvonne Daniel
Carol Boyce Davies
Howard Dodson
Michael A. Gomez
Robert A. Hill
Jayne Ifekwunigwe
Francis Abiola Irele
Joseph C. Miller
James Millette
Micere Githae Mugo
Colin Palmer
Kelvin A. Santiago-Valles
Verene A. Shepherd
Julio Cesar de Souza Tavares
Sterling Stuckey
Rosalyn Terborg-Penn
Sheila S. Walker
Margaret Washington


Michael A. Gomez
Professor and Chair, Department of History
Director, Association for the Study of the Worldwide African Diaspora (ASWAD)
New York University
53 Washington Square South, 7th Flr
New York, NY 10012-1098
212-998-8618
212-998-8624
212-995-4017 (Fax)