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Annual Africa Conference

Registration and Payment options now available below!

The Department of History, Political Science, Geography, and Africana Studies at Tennessee State University hosts a one-day Africa Conference each year on current topics involving United States and Africa relations. The conference features a keynote speaker who is a noted individual in the area of interest and provides research and information to share with conference participants.

We invite academics, independent scholars, policymakers, and graduate students to present papers at the Africa Conference. Our next conference will be held on Friday, April 10, 2015. The theme will be: “The Struggle for Human and Civil Rights in Africa and the African Diaspora in Historical Perspective.” Abstracts for papers are due on December 28, 2014 and are subject to the guidelines of the Conference Conveners.

Student Opportunities
Students at Tennessee State University
who are interested in African and Diasporic Studies and capable of challenging intellectual debate are also welcome to present papers. Interested faculty members may elect to submit proposals for student panels. Both options are subject to the guidelines of the Conference Conveners. Abstracts for papers and panel proposals are due on December 28, 2014.

Keynote Speaker
Dr. Bessie House-Soremekun,
Public Scholar in African American Studies, Civic Engagement, and Entrepreneurship, Professor of Africana Studies, and the Founding Executive Director of the Center for Global Entrepreneurship and Sustainable Development at Indiana University-Purdue University, Indianapolis, Indiana.

Guest Speaker
Mrs. Elizabeth McClain
, Civil rights activist and retired Professor of African-American History, Department of History, Geography, Political Science, and Africana Studies, Tennessee State University, Nashville, Tennessee.

Conference Venue
Tennessee State University - Avon Williams Campus
330 Tenth Avenue North, Nashville, Tennessee 37203

Publication of Selected Papers
Selected conference papers will be published as a book.

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Registration and Payment Instructions (please read carefully):
There are two registration forms.
One registration form is for the general public. The other registration form is for TSU Faculty, Staff and Students. Each group can choose to register: (1) by using the online registration form or (2) by completing a paper registration form.

You can also pay your registration fees online by choosing Option 5 on this page. You must complete a registration form and pay in order to receive a receipt. Please allow ten (10) business days to receive a receipt.

General Public Registration Options:
Option 1 and Option 2 are for individuals who are not faculty, staff, or a student at TSU.

Registration Options for TSU Faculty, Staff, and Students:
Option 3
and Option 4 are for TSU Faculty, Staff, and Students.

Online Payment Option:
Option 5
(online payment) is available for everyone to pay their Conference Registration fees.
If you wish to pay your Registration Fees online, you must select Option 5 and pay after you register.

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Please choose the registration option that best suits your needs.

Option 1: If you are a member of the general public and would like to register online, please click on the button below to complete an Online Registration Form:

Public Online Registration

Option 2: If you are a member of the general public and would like to complete a paper registration form, please click on the button below. Your form will open as an PDF file:

Public Paper Registration

Option 3: If you are Faculty, Staff, or a Student at TSU and wish to register online, please click on the button below to complete an Online Registration Form:

TSU Online Registration

Option 4: If you are Faculty, Staff, or a Student at TSU and would like to complete a paper registration form, please click on the button below. Your form will open as an PDF file:

TSU Paper Registration

Option 5:   Online Payment option for Conference Fees (open to everyone). A list of Conference Rates can be found on the PDF Registration forms.

TSUAAC Online Payment

 

 

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