Past Annual Meetings

2017 November 16-18

60th Annual Meeting
Theme: Institutions: Creativity and Resilience in Africa
Location: Chicago, IL 


2016 December 1-3

59th Annual Meeting
Theme: Imagining Africa at the Center: Bridging Scholarship, Policy, and Representation in African Studies
Location: Washington, DC


2015 November 19-21

58th Annual Meeting
Theme: The State and the Study of Africa
Location: San Diego, CA


2014 November 20 - 23

57th Annual Meeting
Theme: Rethinking Violence, Reconstruction and Reconciliation
Location: Indianapolis, IN


2013 November 21- 24

56th Annual Meeting

Theme: Mobility, Migration and Flows
Location: Baltimore, MD


2012 November 29-December 1

55th Annual Meeting
Theme: Research Frontiers in the Study of Africa
Location: Philadelphia, PA


2011 November 17-19

54th Annual Meeting
Theme: 50 Years of African Liberation
Location: Washington, DC


2010 November 17-19

53rd Annual Meeting
Theme: African Diasporas and Diasporas in Africa
Location: San Francisco, CA


2009 November 19-22

52nd Annual Meeting
Theme: Africa at a Crossroads
Location: New Orleans, LA


2008 November 19-22

51st Annual Meeting
Theme: Knowledge of Africa: The Next 50 Years
Location: Chicago, IL


2007 October 18-21

50th Annual Meeting
Theme: 21st Century Africa: Evolving Conceptions of Human Rights
Location: New York, NY


2006 November 16-19

49th Annual Meeting
Theme: (Re)thinking Africa and the World: Internal Reflections, External Responses
Location: San Francisco, CA


2005 November 17-20

48th Annual Meeting
Theme: Health, Knowledge and the Body/Politic in Africa and the African Diaspora
Location: Washington, DC


2004 November 11-14

47th Annual Meeting
Theme: The Power of Expression: Identity, Language and Memory in Africa and the Diaspora
Location: New Orleans, LA


2003 October 3-November 2

46th Annual Meeting
Theme: Youthful Africa in the 21st Century
Location: Boston, MA