The purpose of this conference is to build and sustain a dialogue among the various disciplines engaged in the study of issues related to Africa and the peoples of African ancestry in Brazil and the Spanish-speaking world. Initiated in 2007, the conference provides a framework for cross-disciplinary interactions and offers a forum for scholars from diverse fields of study related to the Afro-Hispanic world to share their research and scholarly endeavors.
The conference organizers are soliciting a 150-word abstract for papers in English, Spanish, or Portuguese. Papers addressing matters regarding peoples of African ancestry in the Spanish-speaking as well as Portuguese-speaking worlds are welcome. Broader questions in Latin American studies related to, but not limited exclusively to, Afro-Hispanics will also be considered. For an abstract to be accepted, it must be engaging and clearly articulate the objectives of the paper to be presented. Areas of inquiry could include the following disciplines:
- Art and Music
- Education and Sports
- Environmental Studies
- Linguistics, especially Pidgin and Creole Languages
- Political Science
- Population Studies
- Public Health
- Religion and Philosophy
Individuals who wish to present papers in fields not listed here must first contact the conference organizers. Individuals interested in forming panels should contact the conference organizers.
Participants who plan to use audio-visual equipment must indicate, along with their proposals, what kind of equipment they need. We, however, encourage participants to read directly from their hard copies. Powerpoint projections should be reserved only for more technical presentations that involve graphs, photographs, and other graphics.
Please also supply your personal data (contact, academic or professional affiliation, specialty, etc.).