Ninth Black Diaspora Conference 2013


Celebrating the 150th Anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation and Emancipation and Freedom Movements throughout the Diaspora
The Black Diaspora Conference is an annual interdisciplinary forum bringing people together to reflect on issues and concerns related to people of African descent. The objective of the conference is to promote and expand public awareness, scholarship, and research in the area of Black Diaspora studies.
The theme for the 9th Black Diaspora Conference is “Celebrating the 150th Anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation.” We invite the submission of papers and panels from scholars, faculty members, graduate and undergraduate students, and community activists. While papers on any aspect of the theme are welcome, the organizers are particularly interested in papers that explore the experience of Black people as they have had and continue to have in navigating the world. Presentations will be accepted in the following areas: history, cultural studies, literature, religion, politics, social organization, race relations, gender, labor and class studies, internet networking, psychology, performing arts, etc. Contributions may be historical, theoretical, empirical, or comparative. Innovative approaches on a variety of topics are especially welcome, for example The Souls of Black Folk, the March on Washington, the career of Simon Bolivar, and the South African Land Act #27 as any of these influence the idea of freedom.
Paper contributions should be for a 20 minute presentation. Acceptance of a submission implies a commitment to register for and attend the conference. Registration is $100 for presenters and $15 for retired scholars, senior citizens, and students.
Deadline for submission of abstract and/or paper: January 10, 2013
Notification of acceptance: February 15, 2013

Time and Place:

Date:   Thursday, Apr 25, 2013
Venue:   Wilberforce, Ohio
Address:   Dr. Jessica Johnson Central State University Department of Humanities Wilberforce, Ohio 45384 OR Dr. Ann-Marie Schuler Central State University Department of Humanities Wilberforce, Ohio 45384 Email: [email protected] or [email protected]
City/Twon:   Wilberforce, Ohio
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