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11 May
2nd Annual Mid-Atlantic and Great Lakes African Studies Conference
Event Type

Meetings & Conferences


Research, Continuing Education

Target Audience

Staff, Alumni, Faculty, Graduate Students, Postdocs

University Unit
African Studies Program
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2nd Annual Mid-Atlantic and Great Lakes African Studies Conference

The African Studies Program at the University of Pittsburgh is pleased to announce its second annual regional one-day conference on Saturday, May 11, 2019. The Mid-Atlantic and Great Lakes African Studies Conference creates a space for the sharing of ideas and broader intellectual engagement for Africanist faculty, researchers, and graduate students from across the Mid-Atlantic and Great Lakes regions. Seeing the need for opportunities for scholarly development and networking among educators and researchers in African Studies outside of the annual meeting of the African Studies Association, we invite Africanists from universities, community colleges, HBCUs, and other academic institutions in the neighboring states of Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Maryland, Ohio, Virginia, Indiana, Michigan, and New York to participate in the conference. The larger goal is to stimulate a regional intellectual community for Africanist scholars and researchers across a wide variety of disciplinary backgrounds and institutions. Papers aligned with the conference theme or papers on other themes are all welcome. Co-sponsors for this conference also include the Department of Africana Studies and the U.S. Department of Education, and the University Center for International Studies.

Saturday, May 11 at 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

William Pitt Union
3959 Fifth Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15260