Call for Proposals: ACASA Triennial 2017

 

The Arts Council of the African Studies Association (ACASA) 17th Triennial Symposium on African Art, hosted by the University of Ghana’s Institute of African Studies (IAS)
Triennial Symposium August 8 – 13, 2017 will be held on the University of Ghana, Legon campus. The symposium will begin with Museum Day on August 8, followed by panels and roundtable discussions from August 9 –13.

Mark your calendars: 

Deadline for panel proposals (seeking participants): November 15, 2016
Deadline for individual papers: January 31, 2017
Deadline for submission of fully formed panels: February 28, 2017

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/.

ACASA members: please login here and refresh CFP page to view the submission form.

Important Dates

  • December 15, 2016: Panel and roundtable proposals approved by the Program Committee (Daniel Avorgbedor, Christine Mullen Kreamer, Ugochukwu- Smooth Nzewi, Ciraj Rassool, Ray Silverman) will be posted on the ACASA Triennial website by and publicized via H-AfrArts and the ACASA Newsletter.
  • January 31, 2017: Deadline for paper proposals for open panels and for participation on open roundtables (to be submitted directly to panel/roundtable chairs)
  • February 28, 2017: Deadline for panel/roundtable chairs’ submission of fully constituted panels and roundtables to the Program Committee.

If you have any questions, please contact Robert Soppelsa <acasabob@gmail.com>