Spring Conference

3rd Annual Mid-Atlantic and Great Lakes African Studies Conference


The African Studies Program at the University of Pittsburgh is pleased to announce its third annual regional conference will take place May 13-15. Due to COVID19, the event will be held virtually. The Mid-Atlantic and Great Lakes African Studies Conference creates a space for the sharing of ideas and broader intellectual engagement for Africanist faculty, researchers, and graduate students from across the Mid-Atlantic and Great Lakes regions.  Seeing the need for opportunities for scholarly development and networking among educators and researchers in African Studies outside of the annual meeting of the African Studies Association, we invite Africanists from universities, community colleges, HBCUs, and other academic institutions in the neighboring states of Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Maryland, Ohio, Virginia, Indiana, Michigan, and New York to participate in the conference.  The larger goal is to stimulate a regional intellectual community for Africanist scholars and researchers across a wide variety of disciplinary backgrounds and institutions.  Papers aligned with the conference theme or papers on other themes are all welcome.  Co-sponsors for this conference also include the Department of Africana Studies, the U.S. Department of Education, and the University Center for International Studies.


Agenda and Information to be announced shortly