10th Biennial Conference of the Association for the Study of the Worldwide African Diaspora (ASWAD)

ASWAD’s 10th Biennial Conference | Virginia | November 5-10, 2019

The Association for the Study of the Worldwide African Diaspora examines the history, dance, anthropology, literature, women’s studies, education, geology, political science, sociology, language, art, music, film, theater, biology, photography, etc., of the African Diaspora. The annual conference will bring together a range of activists and artists and host community events, including an African Diaspora food festival.


Tracing the African Diaspora: Places of Suffering, Resilience and Reinvention March 7-9, 2019 | Coastal Carolina University Conway, SC

The Charles W. Joyner Institute for Gullah and African Diaspora Studies at Coastal Carolina University, Conway, South Carolina’s 1st Annual International Gullah Geechee and African Diaspora (IGGAD) Conference will bring together academics and practitioners from interdisciplinary areas of study, who offer their ground-breaking contributions in the form of scholarly papers, films, performances and spoken poetry. The conference’s emphasis is on the community-based participatory model, which recognizes the relevance of cultural practitioners and community participation. The event will promote critical dialogues and shared learning among scholars, artisans and community members.

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WERA 2019 Focal Meeting

WERA Conference | Tokyo, Japan | August 5-8, 2019

The WERA Focal Meeting seeks  to feature research that includes more than one country or is comparative, cross-cultural, international,  or transnational in conceptualization, scope, or design.

CIES Education for Sustainability

CIES Education for Sustainability | San Francisco, CA | April 14-18, 2019

During its “Development Decade” of the 1960s, the UN advocated education as a driver of economic growth. But, over the past fifty years, questions have been asked with increasing urgency about what kind of development is promulgated through literacy, skills training, and formal schooling. What is the longer term cost of an education that promises – and sometimes delivers – productivity, industrialization, modernity and consumption? Who pays this price? What are the larger costs? And with what ultimate consequence for the planet? Such questions prompt the theme of the 63rd annual meeting of the Comparative and International Education Society: Education for Sustainability.