FIFTY YEARS BEYOND BANDUNG:

THE LINKAGES BETWEEN ASIA, AFRICA AND THE DIASPORA

AN ACADEMIC CONFERENCE 

FRIDAY AND SATURDAY, APRIL 21-22, 2006

CLEVELAND STATE UNIVERSITY -- CLEVELAND, OHIO

 

The April 1955 Asian-African Conference in Bandung, Indonesia stands as one of the most significant international gatherings in recent history.  More than two dozen sovereign nations used the occasion of the conference to address mutual concerns about self-determination, self-defense, world peace and cooperation, human rights, economic development and cultural diversity, among other topics, and the rest of the world was watching.  In the fifty years since that historic gathering, artists, activists, scholars and others have devoted much time and attention to the legacy of the Bandung Conference in world history and culture.  The organizers of the 2006 conference, Fifty Years Beyond Bandung:  The Linkages Between Asia, Africa and the Diaspora, invite proposals for scholarly papers or panels and other formal presentations on the 1955 conference, its individual participants and other topics, especially those relating to the legacy of Bandung in the Americas.  The list of related topics includes, but is not limited to: African/Asian Independence Movements, Pan-Africanism, Pan-Asianism, Black Nationalism, the Civil Rights Movement, Cultural Nationalism, Social/Political History and Religion and Spirituality, the Black Power Movement, the Black Arts Movement, Post-Colonialism, Dialectical Humanism, Black/Asian Studies in the 21st Century, and Economic Empowerment and Community Health and Well-Being.  Established and emerging academic scholars, independent scholars, advanced graduate students, and community participants are encouraged to submit proposals.

 

DEADLINE FOR RECEIPT OF PROPOSALS:  DECEMBER 15, 2005

*Electronic submissions preferred.

 

Each session will last 60 minutes.  A 250-word abstract and a two-page c.v. for each presenter/panelist should be submitted via email to: african.diaspora@csuohio.edu

 

 or mailed to:

 

Dr. Regennia N. Williams, Program Chair and Conference Director

Cleveland State University

Department of History

2121 Euclid Avenue, RT 1915

Cleveland, Ohio  44115

 

For more information, call:

(216) 523-7182

 

PRIMARY SPONSORS (AS OF SEPTEMBER 14, 2005):

THE GREAT LAKES INSTITUTE OF AFRICANA STUDIES, THE CLEVELAND STATE UNIVERSITY BLACK STUDIES PROGRAM,

THE CLEVELAND STATE UNIVERSITY DEPARTMENT OF HISTORY