International Conference on Africa and Its Diaspora

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International Conference on Africa and Its Diaspora


November 8-10, 2012, The African Studies Institute, University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia

The African Studies Institute, University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia, invites academicians, independent scholars, policymakers, and graduate students to present papers in a three-day International conference from November 8-10, 2012 on the theme, "Africa and Its Diaspora: Expressions of Indigenous and Local Knowledge"

The preservation of the unique identity of African Indigenous and Local Knowledge is confronted by a number of challenges within the increasingly globalized and westernized World. The African Studies Institute at the University of Georgia, wishes, through this International conference, to stimulate and document ongoing scholarly discussion on the paradoxical dynamics of preserving this identity. It is hoped that the conference will also enhance the relevance of Indigenous and Local Knowledge. The conference will offer a forum for intensive exchanges between scholars, researchers, and technocrats from various disciplines working in Africa, the African Diaspora, the United States and other parts of the globe.

Within the broad theme of the conference, potential topics for presentation include but are not limited to the following areas:

Language, Literature & Film

Sustainable Agricultural and Environmental Development

Political Systems

Social Studies

Anthropology/Sociology

Religion/Philosophy

History

Medicine & Healthcare Systems

Education and Knowledge Transmission

Musicology

Legal and Judicial Systems

Family, Household & Community

Science and Technology

Conveners:

Ibigbolade Aderibigbe PhD

African Studies Institute

The University of Georgia, Athens, GA 30602

706-542-5314

iaderibi@uga.edu

Karim Traore PhD

African Studies Institute

The University of Georgia, Athens, GA 30602

706-542-5314

ktraore@uga.edu

Keynote Speaker The keynote speaker is the distinguished teacher, scholar, novelist, poet and author, Dr. Tanure Ojaide, Frank Porter Graham Professor. …

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