Seventh International Conference on Africa and Its Diaspora
November 10 – 12, 2021
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Registration Now Available for AART 25th Anniversary Symposium
October 15, 2021
Registration for Symposium
The Michigan State University African Atlantic Research Team (AART) cordially invites you to attend our virtual Symposium, October 15, 2021. The Symposium’s conceptual theme is: “Opacity, Transcendence and Tradition in African Diaspora Religion of the Americas: Horizons of Knowing”. Confirmed presenters include David Carrasco, Harvard University; J. Lorand Matory, Duke University; James H. Sweet, University Wisconsin; Veronique Altglas, Queen’s University Belfast; and James Spickard, University of Redlands, and an historic presentation to one of the oldest Historically Black College campuses, Talladega College of Alabama, Alma Mater of MSU’s late Professor Ruth Simms Hamilton, the guiding inspiration of our Research Team.
The Program will acknowledge the 25 Years AART has mentored students of color toward the academic PhD as well as guide two major panel dialogues of scholar researchers discussing the state of ideas and research regarding “Opacity, Transcendence, and Tradition of African Descendant Religion in the Americas’ portion of the African Diaspora.”
Call for Poster Presentations at ASMEA Annual Conference
Deadline: October 15, 2021
The Association for the Study of the Middle East and Africa (ASMEA) is pleased to invite undergraduate students to participate in its Poster Competition at the Fourteenth Annual Conference being held November 13 - 15, 2021 in Washington, D.C.
In addition we will award Travel Grants of up to $500 to assist in covering costs associated with attending the event. This competitive opportunity is open to student members of the Association. Undergraduates can join at this membership level here.
Applicants must be juniors or seniors in the Fall 2021 academic year to be eligible to apply. Interested students must submit an application via the online submission portal and include a 300-word abstract of original unpublished data. Topics must be related to the Middle East and/or Africa. To submit a poster proposal students do not need to be members, however, to apply for the Travel Grant in conjunction with the poster proposal, applicants will need to become undergraduate student members.
Divest from War, Invest for Peace Invest for Peace Lecture Discussion Series
September 23, 29 at 7pm EST
The tragic end of the Afghanistan war provides ample evidence of the futility and wastes of war. Continuing to pour billions into military solutions instead of real human development and planetary health must be challenged. These four programs offer alternatives and actions we can take to redirect our common wealth for the health and prosperity of people and the planet.