23 November 2014

Call for papers: BU Grad Student Conference in African Studies

Boston University’s Graduate Student Conference in African Studies will be celebrating its 23rd consecutive event.  This year’s conference will feature the work of emerging graduate scholars engaging Africa from a variety of disciplines and focusing on global perspectives.  The 2015 conference will be held at Boston University, March 27-28th.  The application deadline will be February 1, 2015.

We invite rigorous graduate student papers that examine Africa’s past, present and future, exhibit methodological innovation, and/or yield fresh interpretative insights.  Participation is commonly drawn from across the academic spectrum: Anthropology, Art History, Cultural Studies, Economics, Ecology and Environment, Geography, Global Health, History, International Relations, Law, Literature, Media Studies, Musicology, Policy, Political Science, Religion, and Sociology.

For twenty-three years, masters and doctoral students from around the world have made this conference a valuable opportunity to expand peer-to-peer academic networks and present ongoing research.  We strongly encourage graduate students who present a paper to plan on attending the entire conference, as presenters rely on student feedback to make the most of their experience.

A $25 conference fee is payable upon on-site registration.  The fee includes dinner on March 27th and breakfast/lunch on March 28th. 

To Apply

Submit a 400-word abstract to ASCGradConference2015@gmail.com by February 1, 2015.  Please also include your name, address, telephone number, email address, and institutional affiliation in the email. For more information, please email the address listed above or go to: