Save the dates for The Sixth International Congress of African and African Diaspora Studies (ICAADS), a multi-sited collaborative event to be held Accra, Lubumbashi, and San Francisco in 2023. The ICAADS aims to bring together African & African Diaspora Studies to formally mark the intellectual and political unity of Africa and the African Diaspora and to serve as a forum to reflect on the broadly shared histories, contemporary realities, and to affirm the future destinies of continental Africans and African-descended people across the globe.Each Association will host ICAADS programming during their Annual Meeting in this multi-sited global event. These events will serve as a forum to reflect on the broadly shared histories, contemporary realities, and to affirm the future destinies of continental Africans and African-descended people across the globe through concrete policy discussions that have transnational relevance.
We are honored to collaborate with the African Studies Association of Africa (ASAA), the Association for the Study of the Worldwide African Diaspora (ASWAD), and Africa is a Country. Read more about ASA’s Ally and Partner Organizations here. The final stop of this global celebration will be in San Francisco, at our 66th Annual Meeting, November 30 – December 2, 2023.
To participate in the ASA’s ICAADS program, prepare and submit a panel or roundtable proposal and check the ICAADS box during submission. If your proposal is accepted, you will be asked to draft a co-authored white paper to present and workshop during the ASA Annual Meeting in San Francisco. Finalized white papers will be collected at the end of the event, catalogued, and potentially presented again with other ICAADS papers. Any proposals that are not accepted to our ICAADS segment will be considered for our regular program. Read more about the collaboration and other ways to participate in ICAADS events on our joint website.
Possible topics could include but are not limited to:
– The Repatriation of African Artifacts
– Neocolonial & Pan-Africanism
– Gender & Sexuality
– Re-engaging the 6th region of the African Union
– The State and Policing
– Environment and Public Health
– The Status and Treatment of African Migrants
– Africa’s Positions Regarding International Conflicts
– The State of the Study of Africa and its Diasporas in the World Today
– Africa in Primary Education
CALL FOR PROPOSALS – DUE FRIDAY, APRIL 14, 2023 at 11:59 PM EST