Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Emerging Voices for Africa @ HU

The Department of African Studies at Howard University is pleased to announce the first African Studies Graduate Students Symposium to be held on October 3, 2008 at Howard University, Washington DC. The theme of this year’s symposium is “Emerging Voices for Africa: Scholarship and Activism for Social Transformation.” The purpose of this symposium is to create a space where graduate students, faculty, activists and persons interested in Africa can come together to discuss research that sheds light on and provides an in-depth analysis of possibilities for transformation, healing and revitalization in Africa along the following sub-themes:

(1) Africa in World Affairs,
(2) Development & Public Policy, and
(3) Literature and the Arts in Africa.

We also encourage students working on issues related to the Diaspora that touch on the above sub-themes to submit their proposals for inclusion at this conference.
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Students are encouraged to submit their proposals to the Organizing Committee on or before July 31, 2008. Each submission should include the author’s name, address, institutional affiliation, email address, and phone number.
All submissions should be sent via email to:

Or, to the following address:
African Studies Graduate Students Symposium
Department of African Studies, Howard University
2225 Georgia Ave, NW
Room 405
Washington DC 20059

For more information, contact Mutheu Maitha at (202) 238-2354 or

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