"Global Africa, Triple Heritage And Pax Africana: Looking Back And Looking Forward"

5 апреля — 6 апреля 2013 г.

"Global Africa, Triple Heritage And Pax Africana: Looking Back And Looking Forward"
38th Annual Meeting Of The New York African Studies Association

(April 5-6, 2013)


DEADLINE: December 31, 2012

Call for Proposals

Global Africa, Triple Heritage And Pax Africana: Looking Back And Looking Forward

The New York African Studies Association (NYASA) will hold its 38th Annual Meeting April 5-6, 2013
at the State University of New York at Binghamton.
Long before the word “globalization” entered the lexicon, the African people had been “globalized” by
dispersal abroad and expanding multiculturalism at home. Africa’s triple heritage was part of that history.
That heritage was a convergence of three civilizations in Africa – Africanity, Islam and the impact of the
It is certain that Ali A. Mazrui coined the term “Africa’s triple heritage.” It is also probable that he was
the first to use the concept of “global Africa”. However, participants in this NYASA conference are also
called upon to interpret those concepts in their own way. Mazrui also popularized the term “Pax
Africana” in the sense of “Africa’s capacity to be its own policeman”. Again participants may use that
concept on their own terms with a view to reflecting on the past and marching ahead.
The Local Organizing Committee is proud to announce that this annual meeting also takes place on the
occasion of the eightieth birthday of Professor Ali Mazrui and the fiftieth anniversary of his publishing
career. So let the dialogue unfold.

Other topics for papers will also be considered as are proposals to promote student participation. PLEASE
SEND ABSTRACTS of papers and panels, containing no more than 150 words by December 31, 2012 to
the Local Organizing Committee at nyasa13@binghamton.edu. Please indicate, if you could, which subtheme
best fits your topic, and specify any need for media resources (e.g., PowerPoint projectors, video
etc) for your presentation.
The local organizing committee will notify those who have submitted successful proposals by January 31,
2013. For general updates please visit the conference page at http://www.igcs.binghamton.edu or
Contact Address: NYASA 13 Organizing Committee
Attn: Dr. Seifudein Adem
The Institute of Global Cultural Studies Binghamton University
PO Box 6000 LNG-100
Binghamton, NY 13902
E-mail: nyasa13@binghamton.edu
Telephone: (607) 777-4494
Fax: (607) 777-2642