CFP: 4th Annual African Languages in the Disciplines Conference (ALD), Harvard University.

AiW Guest Stephanie Bosch Santana.


 The African Language Program in the Department of African and African American Studies at Harvard University presents the

4th Annual African Languages in the Disciplines Conference (ALD)

 Conference date: April 25, 2013

Harvard University, Cambridge, MA

 Abstract deadline February 28, 2013 (details below).

Please join us on April 25, 2013 for the fourth annual ALD conference, which will build on the important conversations of the previous three years as well as celebrate the ten-year anniversary of the African Language Program at Harvard.

This conference brings together scholars from a variety of disciplines as well as African heritage communities to discuss the vital role that African languages play in the study of Africa and the diaspora. Possible themes include, but are not limited to, the contribution of African languages to the study of literature, music, film, performance, visual arts, media studies, history, philosophy, religion, anthropology, sociology, gender studies, political science, psychology, economics, education, geography, environmental science, legal studies, and public health. Past conferences have also engaged in larger conversations about issues of translation, regional languages, new orthographies, and indigenous literary and historical genres, among others.

Please apply via e-mail to by February 28, 2013. We ask for a 250-word abstract outlining a 15-minute presentation as well as a brief biography. Please contact the conference organizers at the same e-mail address with any questions.

This conference is part of a two-day event sponsored by the Department of African and African American Studies and the Committee on African Studies. An exciting partner conference entitled Extractive Economies and the State in Contemporary Africa will be held on April 26, 2013 and ALD participants are encouraged to attend.

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