CfP: ACASA Deadline for Panel Proposals and Individual Papers Extended

This is a bit late but there is still time to submit proposals for panels and individual papers to  triennial conference of the Arts Council of the African Studies Association which is going to take place in Ghana this year. The deadline has just been extended to 31 January 2017. The Deadline for fully formed panels is 28 February 2017. You can find lists of the panels seeking participants here (as of December 2016).


Here's the detail:

Proposals for individual papers for panels and roundtables seeking participants must include the following:

  • Title
  • An abstract not to exceed 250 words describing the theme and scope of your paper
  • A short abstract not to exceed 100 words to be published in the ACASA Newsletter, the H-AfrArts website, and on the ACASA Triennial website
  • Contact information including address, phone, fax, and e-mail

Fully formed panel proposals must include the following: 

  • Title
  • A short abstract not to exceed 100 words to be published in the ACASA Newsletter, the H-AfrArts website, and on the ACASA Triennial website
  • Contact information including address, phone, fax, and e-mail for the panel/ roundtable chair(s)
  • Individual papers abstract not to exceed 250 words describing the theme and scope of each paper
  • Individual paper’s abstract not to exceed 100 words to be published in the ACASA Newsletter, the H-AfrArts website, and on the ACASA Triennial website
  • Participants’ Contact information including address, phone, fax, and e-mail
  • The program committee encourages the submission of panels with four twenty-minute papers plus a discussant, and roundtables with a maximum of eight ten-minute presentations. Participants may present only one paper, but may serve as a discussant on another panel or serve as a presenter on a roundtable.

Submission Requirements

Panel/roundtable proposals may be open (consisting solely of a proposed panel/ roundtable topic without the panelists/participants having been selected) or they may be submitted fully constituted with all proposed panelists or roundtable participants identified.

You must be logged in as an ACASA member to access the on-line submission form, and all participants must register for the conference.  For information on an ACASA membership, please visit http://www.acasaonline.org/join-acasa/.

And, here's a panel that may be particularly interesting for anybody who actually follows this blog (by which I mean you, my lone reader).

Islamic Architecture and Contested Cultural Heritage in Africa

This panel explores historic Islamic architecture in Africa through the lens of contested contemporary culture and politics. How do definitions of Islamic architectural heritage in the eyes of global organizations compare to the way particular states value or devalue these sites in their own agendas? What constitutes Islamic architectural heritage in the eyes of community members? How do these definitions differ from the way scholars view such heritage? By analyzing how these forms are conceptualized by multiple stakeholders, the panel advocates for context-specific approaches to Islamic architecture and heritage management in the face of increasingly global cultural and political landscapes.

Note: This panel is the third in a series of panels on this theme organized by the co-chairs for the African Studies Association Annual Meetings (December 2016) and the College Art Association.

Annual Meetings (February 2017).

Current Panelists:

Mahmoud Malik Saako

Ghana Museums and Monuments Board

“Islamic Architecture in Northern Ghana, Ownership and Control”

Nii-Adziri Wellington

Department of Archaeology and Heritage Studies, University of Ghana-Legon

“Crises in Contesting Identities in Islamic Sacral Architecture: A Reflection on the ‘Hagia Sophia’ in Accra, Ghana”

Michelle Apotsos

Williams College

"Whose Heritage? Unpacking the Reality of Larabanga's Ancient Mosque"

Panel seeking participants, please submit the following information by January 16, 2017:

  • Name
  • Affiliation
  • Email address
  • Phone and fax numbers
  • Title of Paper
  • Abstract of no more than 250 words describing theme and scope of paper and
  • short abstract of no more than 100 words

Chairs:

Barbara Frank (Barbara.Frank[at]Stonybrook.edu)

Michelle Apotsos (michelle.apotsos[at]williams.edu)

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