Conference: Arts Council of the African Studies Association First Virtual Triennial Conference

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June 16, 2021 to June 20, 2021
Subject Fields: 
Anthropology, Art, Art History & Visual Studies, African History / Studies

The Arts Council of the African Studies Association is happy to announce its first virtual Triennial conference.

Pleae join us online from June 16-20, 2021, 8am-1:15pm (Pacific Standard Time).

You can find the preliminary program and registration information here:

Some highlights include:
June 16 - Museum Day with a broad and engaging program. Nana Oforiatta Ayim will open the day with her Museum Day Lecture (9am-10am PST).
June 17 - the ACASA Triennial opening day. George Abungu will hold the opening Keynote Lecture (8am-9am PST).
June 17 to 20 - full conference days with panels and papers. The daily time slot of the conference at 8am-1.15pm (PST) tries to cater for all our participants in different time zones worldwide. The program features more than 60 panels and round tables with over 300 speakers. The topics are at the pulse of our times, speaking to burning issues in African art history, museum studies, design futures, methodologies, art & media, global and local art networks, provenance research, cultural politics and economics, digital technologies and much more.
June 19 (8am-9am PST) - General Business Meeting. This is also the moment when the election results will be communicated.
June 20 - Awards Ceremony (12am-1pm PST) with open end.

Throughout the conference, visit the ACASA Triennial online exhibition on Textile
June 18 (8am-9am PST) - networking opportunity to meet and exchange ideas with other delegates.Make It Mariko (MiM), an experienced provider for online conferences is carefully preparing the event with us. Our Hopin event will include:
Interactive Session Rooms for you to meet each other and listen to Speaker Presentations
A live virtual Stage where we'll present our annual Museum Day, Keynote Address and Awards Ceremony
1:1 virtual networking opportunities 
A chat box to interact with guests throughout the week
Virtual Lounges to meet and around key topics

Please register and join us virtually from June 16-20, 2021

Contact Info: 

Cynthia Becker, Secretary, Arts Council of the African Studies Association

Associate Professor, History of Art & Architecture Department, Boston University