The Charles W. Joyner Institute for Gullah and African Diaspora Studies and the Athenaeum Press at Coastal Carolina University invite abstracts, poster sessions, lightning talks and panel proposals for their second International Gullah Geechee and African Diaspora Conference (IGGAD). This year’s theme—Without Borders: Tracing the Cultural, Archival and Political African Diaspora—focuses on the political, technological and cultural encodings and decodings of the African Diaspora in archives, public interpretation, performance and community organizing. We encourage submissions that present new works, projects, analysis and critiques of public interpretations and performances, as well as research in areas such as Afrofuturism, gender studies, Pan-Africanism, theories of race and politics, and Gullah Geechee cultures as well as other topics within the heritage and culture of the global African diaspora. Proposals in the form of an individual papers, panels, group presentations, lightning talks and posters are welcome.
To accommodate our international participants and funding deadlines, we will have a rolling notification of decisions for acceptance. Our call will close on October 15, with a deadline for notification on November 1.
Charles W. Joyner Institute for Gullah and African Diaspora Studies at Coastal Carolina University