[URBANTH-L]CFP: Diasporic Counterpoint: Africans, Asians and the Americas

Angela Jancius jancius at ohio.edu
Fri Oct 13 18:18:51 EDT 2006

Symposium Convenors:
Center for African American History Darlene Clark Hine, Director and the Program in Asian American Studies Ji-Yeon Yuh, Director Northwestern University Evanston, Illinois, 60208 U.S.A. April 20 and 21, 2007 

The Center for African American History and the Program in Asian American Studies invites paper proposals for "Diasporic Counterpoint: Africans, Asians, and the Americas." The third annual conference of the Center for African American History to focus on diaspora, this conference will explore intersections among African and Asian diasporas. The conference particularly welcomes papers with a comparative focus, but papers concentrating on either African or Asian diasporas are also welcome. 

The following are some broad themes to be included in the conference. This list is merely a starting point, and proposals on other themes related to the conference are encouraged. 

-social movements and organizing 
-migration patterns 
-spirituality and religion 
-cultural expression 
-creolization and authenticity 

Proposals should include the following: 
-a one-page abstract 
-a one-page vita 
-full contact information for the paper presenter 

Proposals should be sent by email to asianamerican at northwestern.edu and/or k-jaffer at northwestern.edu under the subject header "African/Asian Diaspora Conference." Proposals should be submitted by Nov. 1, 2006. Decisions will be announced by Dec. 15, 2006. Questions regarding the conference should be directed to: asianamerican at northwestern.edu

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