History Department
History Department

Conference: “Beyond the Boundaries: Toyin Falola and African Historiography”

Sat, October 12, 2013 | The University of North Carolina, Wilmington

Dr. Toyin Falola
Dr. Toyin Falola

The University of North Carolina, Wilmington

African History Conference

Theme: “Beyond the Boundaries: Toyin Falola and African Historiography”
Venue: University of North Carolina Wilmington
Date: October 12, 2013

Call for Papers:

We are pleased to announce a one-day African History Conference to be held at the UNC-Wilmington on October 12, 2013. The theme for this conference is “Beyond the Boundaries: Toyin Falola and African Historiography,” intended to not only honor the contributions of Prof. Falola to African History and African Diaspora studies, but also to engage and place his scholarship within the broader context of African historiography.

We are excited about this conference because not only are we seeking papers that speak directly to Prof. Falola’s scholarship, but we are also interested in papers that explore forgotten/ignored histories, emerging ideas, and the state of scholarship in the fields of African history and studies and African Diaspora studies. The possibilities for this engagement are practically endless, but here are some of the broad areas to consider:

1.    African Nationalism
2.    Cultural/Economic Transformations
3.    Women/Gender
4.    Religion/Arts/Healing
5.    Tradition/Modernity s
6.    Globalization
7.    African Diaspora(s)
8.    Politics/Violence/War/Peace
9.    African Migrations and Movements
10.    Sexualities
11.    Femininities and Masculinities
12.    Oral Histories
13.    Research Frontiers
We invite you to submit proposals of no more than 250 word abstract.
Please submit proposals no later than Monday, August 5, 2013 to:
Nana Akua Amponsah, amponsahn@uncw.edu, Convener and Chair of the Conference.

Individual and panel proposals should include your name (s), contact information (s), institutional affiliation(s), abstract with a title (s), and a brief bio sketch, and current e-mail address (s). Panel proposals should include the above, as well as a brief description of the panel itself. Only hotel expenses for two nights will be covered.

Please address any inquiries to Nana Akua Amponsah (email above).


Dr. Toyin Falola
Professor; Jacob & Frances Sanger Mossiker Chair in the Humanities; University Distinguished Teaching Professor

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