2020 Call for Panels and Roundtable Proposals

The ACASA 18th Triennial Symposium on African Art will take place at DePaul University and the Art Institute of Chicago, June 17-21, 2020. We invite proposals for panels and roundtables at this time. A call for individual papers for the open panels will follow at the end of November.

Deadline for panel and roundtable proposals:  30 October 2019

Submit to:  https://www.acasaonline.org/2020-proposal-submissions/ 

Please note:

  • Proposals for panels and roundtables may be either open where only a topic is suggested, or fully constituted with all proposed participants identified.
  • Panels will be 120 minutes long. We propose either four twenty-minute papers and a discussant, or five twenty-minute papers.
  • Roundtables will be 90 minutes long. We propose a maximum of six ten-minute presentations with a thirty-minute discussion. 
  • Participants may present only one paper, but may serve as a discussant on another panel or serve as a presenter on a roundtable.
  • Panel and roundtable proposals must include the following
    • Title
    • A proposal not to exceed 500 words describing the theme and scope 
    • An abstract not to exceed 100 words to be published on the ACASA Triennial website 
    • Contact information of the chair(s), including address, phone, and e-mail
  • ACASA membership is required to take part in the symposium.  Visit https://www.acasaonline.org/join-acasa/  to find information on ACASA membership and to join. 

Further deadlines:

  • 30 November 2019: Approved panel and roundtable proposals posted on the ACASA Triennial website and publicized via H-AfrArts and the ACASA Newsletter. 
  • 30 November 2019: Call for individual papers (to be submitted by January 3, 2020)
  • 3 January 2020: Proposed individual papers submitted directly to chairs.
  • 1 February 2020:  Final panels and roundtables submitted to Program Committee.