CFP 2nd Annual Mid-Atlantic and Great Lakes African Studies Conference (Deadline April 26, 2019) (University of Pittsburgh)

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Call for Papers
April 26, 2019
Pennsylvania, United States
Subject Fields: 
African History / Studies, Anthropology, African American History / Studies, Area Studies, Humanities

2nd Annual Mid-Atlantic and Great Lakes African Studies Conference

Pondering African Futures: Technologies and Strategies for Growth

May 11, 2019


The African Studies Program at the University of Pittsburgh is pleased to announce its second annual regional one-day conference on Saturday, May 11, 2019. The Mid-Atlantic and Great Lakes African Studies Conference creates a space for the sharing of ideas and broader intellectual engagement for Africanist faculty, researchers, and graduate students from across the Mid-Atlantic and Great Lakes regions.  Seeing the need for opportunities for scholarly development and networking among educators and researchers in African Studies outside of the annual meeting of the African Studies Association, we invite Africanists from universities, community colleges, HBCUs, and other academic institutions in the neighboring states of Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Maryland, Ohio, Virginia, Indiana, Michigan, and New York to participate in the conference.  The larger goal is to stimulate a regional intellectual community for Africanist scholars and researchers across a wide variety of disciplinary backgrounds and institutions.  Papers aligned with the conference theme or papers on other themes are all welcome.  Co-sponsors for this conference also include the Department of Africana Studies and the U.S. Department of Education.


Registration for the conference is free. Please register for the conference to attend and/or present a paper at the following link:

 Breakfast and lunch will be provided for all conference attendees. The deadline for conference abstracts is April 26, 2019. To present at the conference, please submit an abstract of 150 to 200 words through the online registration form. Participants will be notified of their acceptance within three days of the abstract deadline. A conference website with the full agenda will also be posted before the conference takes place. If there are any questions, contact Yolanda Covington-Ward at


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Yolanda Covington-Ward, Associate Professor, Department of Africana Studies, Affiliated Faculty, African Studies Program, University of Pittsburgh

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