2017 Annual Africa Conference CFP

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Call for Papers
April 6, 2017 to April 7, 2017
Tennessee, United States
Subject Fields: 
African American History / Studies, African History / Studies, Area Studies, Atlantic History / Studies, Black History / Studies

The Department of History, Political Science, Geography, & Africana Studies at Tennessee State University, Nashville, Tennessee, invites academics, independent scholars, policymakers, and graduate students to present scholarly papers at its fifth annual conference on the theme: Transformations in Africana Studies: Epistemology, Theory Building, and Methodology

Africana studies is an academic discipline which interrogates all aspects of African identities and experiences including those of its diaspora. It involves the study of peoples of African descent irrespective of location, and their political, economic, social, and cultural institutions from a multidisciplinary framework. It thus incorporates the fields of African Studies, African American Studies, Afro-Caribbean Studies, Afro-Latin American Studies, and Afro-European and Asian studies.

This year’s conference will provide a platform for scholars and other participants to examine Africana Studies from the prism of intellectual development and scope, theoretical conceptualization, theory building and knowledge production, paradigm shift, and other facets of its character as a scholarly enterprise.

The sub-themes and potential topics around which the conference is organized may include but are not limited to the following:

African and African Diaspora studies
Conceptual and theoretical frameworks
Africans Studies Programs: Emergence, Achievements, Challenges, and Prospects
Research, methodologies, and sources
Afrocentric theory and analysis
Historiographies, philosophies, and worldviews
Africology and Africa-centered models
Western narratives and Eurocentric perspectives
Africana Studies within global studies
Art, music, and literature
Language of discourse
Religion, women, and gender studies
Pedagogics and praxis
History, religion, and psychology
Egyptology and Ancient Africa
Globalization, Multiculturalism, and the Black Atlantic World
Rewriting African History: Revisionism and Reinterpretation
Intersection of academics, politics, policy, and practice
Orientalism and Occidentalism
Historical-cultural studies of Africa: Ethnocentric and multicultural perspectives

Contact Info: 

Dr. Adebayo Oyebade
Professor of History & Dept. Chair
Tennessee State University
Nashville, TN 37209


Dr. Gashawbeza Bekele
Assistant Professor of Geography
Tennessee State University
Nashville, TN 37209 gbekele@tnstate.edu

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