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The Inaugural Pan African Colloquium Theme: “Heroines and heroes of the back to Africa movements, Pan Africanism, African nationalism and global Africanism: Their philosophies, activities and legacies”

The department of History and Philosophy, The University of the West Indies, Cave Hill Campus, Barbados and PANAFSTRAG are pleased to issue this call for papers for this inaugural international Pan African Colloquium to be held at The University of the West Indies, Cave Hill Campus, Barbados over the period January 12-15, 2016. The broad theme for this inaugural colloquium will be “Heroes and heroines of the back to Africa movements, Pan Africanism, African nationalism and global Africanism: Their philosophies, activities and legacies.”

This international conference hopes to bring together scholars/researchers, activists and policy makers to interrogate the philosophical, political, socio-cultural and economic thoughts and legacies of these Africanists. Since the nineteenth century these persons have agitated and protested against imperialism, emancipation, racism, violation of human rights and inequality of economic opportunity, conditions that still characterize our reality. This conference provides a platform for the exploration of such issues and the questions related to the viability of Africanist movements. Interrelated issues of solidarity, self-determination, self-awareness, black consciousness, economic empowerment, spiritual enlightenment and cultural awareness will also be discussed. The conference is further intended to build synergies and forge dialogue on how the movement in Africa and the African diaspora can improve its position in a globalizing world and aid in shaping consciousness of Africans worldwide building on the efforts of these heroes and heroines.

The Inaugural Pan African Colloquium - Call for Papers

We welcome panels and papers from fields associated with but not limited to economics, history, political science, sociology, anthropology, cultural studies, gender, literature and philosophy.
Abstracts of papers in MICROSOFT WORD format should be of no more than 200 words and must be submitted by email to both pacuwi2016@gmail.com and panafstraginternational@yahoo.com by August 10, 2015.

The abstracts must be accompanied by a brief biography of 125 words along with the affiliation of the author(s). Participants will receive notification of acceptance by July 20, 2015. Persons will then be required to submit their completed papers as an attachment in MICROSOFT WORD format to the above email addresses by the firm deadline of November 30, 2015. These papers will then be posted online for other participants to consult prior to the conference with the intention that time at the colloquium will be devoted more to discussion than to exposition of the written papers.

Following the acceptance of abstracts, presenters will be given specific guidelines for writing their draft papers. Papers presented will be considered for online publication via (www.pambazuka.org) through a peer review process.

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