CALL FOR PAPERS: NYASA’S 42nd ANNUAL CONFERENCE: EMERGING AFRICAS: VERSIONS and VISIONS (CALL FOR PAPERS HAS BEEN EXTENDED TO FEBRUARY 15, 2017)
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43rd Annual Conference of the NEW YORK AFRICAN(A) STUDIES ASSOCIATION at
At the 2017 NYASA Annual Conference Dr. Carole Boyce-Davies was honored with
Carole Boyce Davies—professor of English and Africana Studies at the Africana Studies
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42nd Annual Conference of the
NEW YORK AFRICAN(A) STUDIES ASSOCIATION
at The University at Buffalo, NY
March 31 – April 1, 2017
CALL FOR PROPOSALS / ABSTRACTS
DEADLINE EXTENSION: 15 February 17
Emerging Africas: Versions and Visions
After 40 years, the Annual Conference of the New York African Studies Association returns to Buffalo. In 1977 we organized our program on the theme of “The Applications of African Studies.” In world tradition, 40 years is a significant time. It is clear that both in 1977 and today “Africa” has always been a concept as well as a continent, and since 1977 its many meanings have diverged and specialized. Please join us at the 42nd Annual New York African Studies Association Conference at The University at Buffalo (State University of New York) to investigate these changes.
“Emerging Africas” prompts multi-disciplinary conversations about differing and competing narratives and imaginations of a place (Africa), people (Africans), and ideology (Africanism) across space and time. This conference will investigate these narratives and imaginations by focusing on sub-themes such as expressive culture, technology, politics, science, place, migration, economics, gender, globalization, religion, and others.
NYASA 2017 welcomes proposals for presentations, panels, posters, roundtables, and plenary sessions that focus on topics which include (but are not limited to) the following:
- Producing Knowledge on Africa and Africans
- Technology and the Production of African Identities
- Literature, Performance, Visual Arts, Popular Culture
- Space and Geography
- Mobility, Migration, and Displacement
- Refugees, Human Trafficking, and Slavery
- Gender, Women, and Sexualities
- Race, Ethnicity, Class
- Fundamentalisms and Domestication of Global Violence
- History and Today
- Economies, Politics, and Sovereignty
- Agriculture, Environment, and Urbanization
- Public Health and Medicine
- Religion and Spirituality
- Human Rights and Social Justice
- African Agency / International Relations
- Educational Innovation
Other topics for papers will be considered, as will proposals to organize panels and to promote student participation. By 15 January 2017 please send abstracts of not more than 150 words to the Local Organizing Committee to Nyasa2017@gmail.com
Please suggest which sub-theme best fits your topic. Also, specify if you will need media resources (e.g. Audio Visual Equipment) for your presentation.
Participants MUST be registered and drafts of presentation papers must be submitted by 28 February 2017 to be listed in the program and considered for publication.
Registration will be at www.nyasa.org.
If your proposal is accepted and you need additional documentation of acceptance (for obtaining a visa or travel funds), NYASA will provide this upon request.
Conference registration: $ 150.00. Access to all events and includes a one year membership to NYASA.
One day registration: $ 85.00. Access to all one day events but does not include membership.
Students/Seniors: Conference registration: $ 60.00. Access to all events and includes one year membership to NYASA.
One day student/senior registration: $ 30.00. Access to all one day events but does not include membership.
For further inquiries email Nyasa2017@gmail.com
Or call: 518.694.7359
For Information About Hotels / Accommodation go to www.nyasa.org
To Become a Member go to www.nyasa.org
NYASA 2017 Conference will hold a K- 12 Teacher’s Workshop focusing on the themes of the conference while exploring teaching methods and resources available for teaching about Africa.
The Teacher’s Workshop is open to all K-12 educators in New York State as well as educators in other states and Canada. The workshop is FREE. Current employment identification card or official letter is required for registration.
For Teacher’s Workshop information and registration go to www.nyasa.org