(National) First Continental Conference on Afro-Latin American Studies

When: Wed, Dec 11 2019 12:00am - Fri, Dec 13 2019 12:00am 

Where: Harvard University

The field of Afro-Latin American Studies as defined in Afro-Latin America: An Introduction is understood as “the study of people of African ancestry in Latin America” as well as “the study of the larger societies in which those people live.” Hence the field is nurtured by contributions from a variety of disciplines, from which we welcome proposals including, but not limited to anthropology, sociology, history, ethnomusicology, literary studies, art and art history, religious studies, economics, law, and political science. It is also enriched by the intellectual production of activists and program officers and analysts linked to government and international agencies.

We anticipate that the panels will address, but are not limited to the following topics, understood as pressing issues of the Afro-Latin American Studies.

  1. Slavery and the Slave Trade
  2. Inequality
  3. Afro-Latin American Culture
  4. Afro-Latin American Archaeology
  5. The Afrodescendant Movement and Black Mobilization
  6. Afro-Indigenous Relations
  7. Afro-Latino/a Studies
  8. Gender and Feminism in Latin America

We welcome proposals for individual papers and/or panels submitted in English, Spanish, or Portuguese.

Please submit your proposal by February 1, 2019, by filling in the following application. Please do not send your application in any other format, as it will not be accepted. Please limit your Abstract to 250 words (1,500 characters) and your Short Bio to 150 words (1,000 characters.) If you are proposing a panel, please limit the description to 400 words. Successful applicants will be notified about the selection decision on April 1, 2019.

For further inquiries, please contact ALARI@fas.harvard.edu using subject line “Encuentro Continental.”