Upcoming Conferences

ASWAD 11th Biennial Conference

Repatriating African Studies
University of Ghana-Legon
August 2-5, 2023


Planning Your Trip?
Make the most of your trip by arriving a few days early! PANAFEST will run from July 24th to August 2, 2023. 

For hotel recommendations, please
download this guide.

Most travellers will require a visa to travel to Ghana. 

If you require assistance in coordinating any of the above for your trip, please contact our Conference Event Planner, Akunu Dake: , and he'll be happy to assist, and provide suggestions to make the most of your stay.

If you have specific questions regarding the conference, please email [email protected].
This will ensure that your message is responded to in a timely manner. 


Past Conferences

Rising for Survival
Black Resistance, Political Projects and Democracy in Times of "Crisis"

2021 Virtual Symposium
November 4-6, 2021

Remembrance, Renaissance, Revolution: The Meaning of Freedom in the African World Over Time and Space

ASWAD 10th Biennial Conference:
Williamsburg, Virginia
November 5-9, 2019

African/Diasporic Futures: Re-Envisioning Power, Interventions, Imaginations and Belonging

ASWAD 9th Biennial Conference:
Seville, Spain
November 7-11, 2017

African Diaspora Circularities: Forging Communities, Cultures, and Politics

ASWAD 8th Biennial Conference:
Charleston, South Carolina
November 4-7, 2015

Transformative Visions: Confronting Change and Creating Opportunity in Africa and the African Diaspora

ASWAD 7th Biennial Conference:
Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
October 30-November 2, 2013

African Liberation and Black Power: The Challenges of Diasporic Encounters Across Time, Space, and Imagination

ASWAD 6th Biennial Conference:
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
November 3-6, 2011

Africa, Diaspora, and Pan-African Agendas

ASWAD 5th Biennial Conference:
Accra, Ghana
August 2-6, 2009

Interrogations of Freedom: Memories, Meanings, Migrations

ASWAD 4th Biennial Conference:
October 9-12, 2007

Diasporic Encounters and Collaborations

ASWAD 3rd Biennial Conference:
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
October 5-7, 2005

Affirmations and Contestations: Interrogating the Connections Between Africa and the Diaspora

ASWAD 2nd Biennial Conference:
Northwestern University
October 2-4, 2003

Crossing Boundaries
The African Diaspora in the New Millennium

ASWAD 1st Biennial Conference:
New York University and The Schomberg Research Center
September 20-23, 2001