17th Annual Africa Conference at UT Austin

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Call for Papers
November 1, 2016
Texas, United States
Subject Fields: 
Humanities, Social Sciences, Black History / Studies, Colonial and Post-Colonial History / Studies, Latin American and Caribbean History / Studies

Call for Papers: Deadline October 15, 2016

17th Annual Africa Conference
(March 31-April 2, 2017 at the University of Texas at Austin)
Convened by: Dr. Toyin Falola, Department of History, UT Austin

“Rupturing Colonial Legacies:
Colonialisms and Decolonizations in Africa and the African Diaspora"

The goal of the 2017 Africa Conference is to problematize historical and contemporary colonial and neo-colonial power structures with respect to Africa and the African Diaspora, as well as to (re)imagine and map out alternative futures both within and outside of these global matrices of power and domination. Thus, we invite proposals for papers, panel presentations, roundtables, and artistic works/performances that critically engage the seen and unseen, named and unnamed global constellations of colonialism and neo-colonialism in Africa and the African Diaspora of past, present, and future.   

As in years past, participants will be drawn from around the world. Graduate students are encouraged to attend and present papers. The conference will provide time for scholars from various disciplines and geographical locations to interact, exchange ideas, and receive feedback. Additionally, selected papers will be published in book form. Panel proposals (of 3-5 presenters) are especially encouraged. Submissions and presentations in Spanish, Portuguese, and French are also welcome. 

We invite submissions that include but are not limited to themes and topics that fall under the following general categories, with a more detailed list found at: https://liberalarts.utexas.edu/africa-conference/call-for-papers1/call-for-papers.php. Submissions need not limit themselves to the example topics provided.

-Critiques of Political, Economic, and Technological Colonialisms

-Critiques of Intellectual, Epistemic, and Cultural Colonialisms 

-Critiques of Racial, Gendered, and Sexual Colonialisms

-Artistic and Performative Critiques of Visual and Aesthetic Colonialisms

-Religio-Spiritual Critiques of Religious Colonialisms

-Biomedical Colonialisms and Embodied Decolonizations 

-And more...


Contact Info: 

Convenved By: Dr. Toyin Falola, Professor, UT Austin Department of History; Jacob & Frances Sanger Mossiker Chair in the Humanities; University Distinguished Teaching Professor http://liberalarts.utexas.edu/history/faculty/profile.php?id=falolaoo