The Association for the Study of the Worldwide African Diaspora will held its 10th Biennial Conference at the College of William & Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia on November 5-9, 2019. The general topic of the conference is Remembrance, Renaissance, Revolution: The Meaning of Freedom in the African World Over Time and Space. The call for papers is here and paper submissions can be in English, French, Portuguese, and Spanish: http://aswadiaspora.org/conferences/
Restitution Claims: African Cultural Heritage in Western Museums
Convener: Ana Lucia Araujo, Howard University
Demands of restitution of cultural property looted during wars and the establishment of European colonial rule in Africa have reached the public sphere since the early period of colonization. These demands acquired more visibility during the anti-colonial struggle in Africa and became even more visible at the turn of the twentieth-first century. Despite their visibility, these demands were always met with great resistance by European political authorities and museum officials. Yet, this political landscape is gradually changing. In 2018, French President Emanuel Macron created a committee to study the repatriation of African cultural heritage housed in French museums. The initiative resulted
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If you want and can participate, please let me know by email, and please send me your paper proposal no later than February 25, 2019 via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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1) a paper proposal of 150 words
2) a bio of 50 words (no CVs please!)
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