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.

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