CFP: Ghana Studies Association Conference

Location:      Ghana
Call for Papers Date:  2012-10-01

Ghana Studies Association Conference
Kumasi, Ghana

23-26 May 2013

The Ghana Studies Association welcomes paper and panel proposals for its
conference to be held in Kumasi, Ghana, 23-26 May 2013 on the campus of
Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology. This interdisciplinary
gathering of local and international scholars, graduate students,
development professionals and artists will engage a wide range of issues
related to Ghanaian and African history, culture, society and politics.

Formal paper and panel proposals are welcome on issues related, but not
limited, to the following:

(A) Music, the Arts and Popular Culture
(B) Sports and Society
(C) Media and Information Technology
(D) Human Rights, Humanitarianism, and NGOs
(E) Politics, Political Participation, and Democracy
(F) The Rural Sector, Society, and Natural Resources
(G) Public Health, Waste Management, and the Environment
(H) Cities, Urbanization, and Labor
(I) Spirituality, Religion, and Religious Communities
(J) Markets and Trade
(K) The African/Ghanaian Diaspora
(L) Societies of Pre-20th Century Ghana
(M) 20th Century Ghanaian/African History
(N) Gender, Sexuality and Society

To Propose an Individual Paper:

Send an abstract of 150 words or less and a short bio (no more than four
sentences). Be sure to include a paper title at the top of the page.

To Propose a Panel:

Send a short description of the panel topic, paper abstracts and titles,
and a short bio (no more than four sentences) for each panelist.

Send proposals to Ben Talton at with the subject
line Kumasi 2013, no later than 1 October 2012. A notice on the status of
all proposals will be sent by 14 October 2012.

Ben Talton
Department of History
Temple University
Philadephia, PA 19122
Visit the website at

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