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NEW YORK AFRICAN STUDIES ASSOCIATION – 42ND Annual Conference
EMERGING AFRICAS: VERSIONS and VISIONS at the University at Buffalo, New York
31 March – 1 April 2017
After 40 years, the Annual Conference of the New York African Studies Association returns to Buffalo. In 1977 we organized our program on the theme of “The Applications of African Studies.” In world tradition, 40 years is a significant time. It is clear that both in 1977 and today “Africa” has always been a concept as well as a continent, and since 1977 its many meanings have diverged and specialized. Please join us at the 42nd Annual New York African Studies Association Conference at The University at Buffalo (State University of New York) to investigate these changes.
“Emerging Africas” prompts multi-disciplinary conversations about differing and competing narratives and imaginations of a place (Africa), people (Africans), and ideology (Africanism) across space and time. This conference will investigate these narratives and imaginations by focusing on sub-themes such as expressive culture, technology, politics, science, place, migration, economics, gender, globalization, religion, and others.