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Afroeuropeans 2017

Call for Sessions

See the 1st Call for Sessions HERE.

The general theme of the Afroeuropeans 2017 conference is African diaspora and European cultural heritage. We encourage submissions exploring the topics below as well as proposals on other topics related to African/Black European communities and cultures.

African diaspora and European cultural heritage;

Policing blackness; African/Black European politics;

Shifting political landscapes and European post-colonial discontents;

Afroeuropean mediascapes; Diaspora communities online; Diasporic experience and digital media;

Social justice and human rights in AfroEurope

Performing africanness/blackness in Europe;

Writing and translating new African diaspora and black identities in Europe;

Afroeuropean music cultures; Afroeuropean dance scenes;

Blackness in visual arts in Europe

Children of the African diaspora in Europe; Afroeuropean youth cultures;

AfroQueer Europe; Afroeuropean feminisms;

Global racisms and AfroEurope;

Refugees from Africa in Europe;

Session proposals that do not directly deal with the above-mentioned topics will also be considered.

The session proposal should include basic information on session organizer(s), session title and a short abstract (max. 300 words). The abstract should describe the session objectives and identify the specific research areas and questions that the session will focus on.

The scientific committee (the local organizing committee and some members of the international Afroeuropean Cultures and Identities research network) will review the session proposals and notify the session organizers no later than 15 October 2016. Accepted sessions and the Call for Papers will be published on the this website (Call for Papers) by 1 November 2016.


Instructions for session organizers

An open Call for Papers will be issued on 1 November 2016 with online abstract submission until 24 February 2017, after which the session organizers will get the proposals that have been submitted to their sessions. The session organizers are expected to review the abstracts and select the papers to be presented in their sessions. They are expected to notify the local organizing committee of their decisions and, if necessary, assist in the editing of the accepted abstracts. Proposed sessions should be organized to be 90 minutes in length, and each speaker (3-4 per session) should be given 15-20 minutes for his/her presentation.

Please note that the abstract submission process for papers to be presented in the sessions will be open to all and therefore session organizers may need to include presentations that were not originally proposed for their sessions. If the number of paper proposals for a particular session exceeds the number that can be accommodated in a single session, organizers may be given an additional session slot in the conference program.

Session organizers are expected to circulate the Call for Papers and communicate with potential presenters. They will also be responsible for chairing their sessions.

Please notice! All accepted session organizers need to register for the conference and pay the registration fee.   

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