The planning committee for Diaspora Paradigms: New Scholarship in Comparative Black History, in conjunction with the Comparative Black History PhD Program at Michigan State University, invites proposals for a national conference to be held September 20-23, 2001. This forum will provide an opportunity for scholars to network in an environment that offers constructive criticism and fosters intellectual stimulation through comparative roundtable discussions, thematic sessions, keynote addresses and scholarly debate on various topics within the African Diaspora. In addition to papers and panels on Africa and the Americas, we seek scholarship on issues concerning such diverse regions as Australia, Europe, Asia, or any place where people of African descent reside. While it is our intention to expand the recent research of Black peoples beyond slavery and to further scholarship beyond the areas traditionally considered as the African Diaspora, we welcome papers and presentations on familiar topics dealing with Black peoples.
However, all proposals should represent the vanguard in methodological approaches and theory. Topics can include BUT ARE NOT LIMITED to the following: identity, resistance, gender, labor, slavery, genocide, migration, religion, education, sexuality, black nationalism, and the Cold War. All proposals are due no later than January 31, 2001.
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