Past Conferences

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

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 Schomburg Research Center
September 20-23, 2001