©2019 Annual AAAD Interdisciplinary Conference.

Call for Proposals

The Deadline Has Been Extended to Nov. 1st

10th Annual African, African American, and Diaspora Studies

(AAAD) Interdisciplinary Conference,

James Madison University, Harrisonburg, VA

Feb 20-21, 2020

This year's theme is “Black Temporalities: Past, Present, and Future.” Ranging across topics from oral history to Afrofuturism, the conference will bring together a group of scholars from a wide variety of overlapping and intersecting fields.

 

The conference will feature a keynote presentation by novelist Nalo Hopkinson (Midnight Robber; Brown Girl in the Ring), and a featured talk by the JMU Dean of Libraries, Dr. Bethany Nowviskie, who writes on liberatory and speculative digital library design.

 

We welcome proposals from scholars in all relevant disciplines at any point in their scholarly careers. Proposals for 20-minute presentations or 60-minute panels could address topics such as these:

Afrofuturism

Archaeology

Black Digital Humanities

Commemorative Practices

Continuity

Environmental Justice

History

Humanisms

Memory

Modernism

Modernity

Myth

Oral Histories

Postcolonial &  Decolonial Knowledges

Posthumanisms

Queer Futurities

Reclamation

Reparations

Rupture

Science and Technology

Slow Violence

Speculative Fiction

Trauma

Witnessing 

Please send any questions and/or 300-word presentation proposals (or 1000-word panel proposals) to aaadstudies@jmu.edu by November 1, 2019. Proposals should include a presentation and/or panel title, along with each presenter’s name, institutional affiliation, email address, and a brief bio. Panel proposals must include at least three panelists. 

 

Decisions will be made by Nov. 15, 2019. Updates regarding conference registration and accommodation details will be posted to www.aaadjmu.com/and will be provided to presenters as the conference date draws near.