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Association for the Study of the Worldwide African Diaspora (ASWAD) Conference
November 4, 2015 @ 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
The College of Charleston’s School of Languages, Cultures, and World Affairs will be hosting the 8th Biennial Association for the Study of the Worldwide African Diaspora, “African Diaspora Circularities: Forging Communities, Cultures, and Politics.”
The ASWAD members and affiliates have recognized the great significance of holding this conference in Charleston at this time. ASWAD’s official response to the Emanuel murders can be found at the following web address: http://www.aswadiaspora.org/
The African Diaspora is defined in great measure by the movement and circulation of African peoples, their cultures, and their ideas. African peoples in diaspora have created their own meanings and social-ideological geographies, forming new communities, dialogues and autonomous spaces within the global Black world and larger transnational communities. Whether it is the birth of Gullah culture in the Carolina Sea Islands from far-flung Atlantic colonial spaces or communities navigating the intersections of race, gender, sexuality, and class, African peoples have been generating circuits that constitute intertwined histories with increasing dialogue among each other. ASWAD’s 8th Biennial Conference, hosted by the College of Charleston, will focus on related themes of circulation and migration, and the importance of locality and place in shaping the human experience of Africans and African descendants around the world.
This event requires conference registration. For more information, please visit the following website: http://convention2.allacademic.com/one/aswad/aswad15/