Mid-America Alliance Conference: Africa and the Environment

Thursday, June 25, 2009

The Mid-America Alliance for African Studies has chosen “Africa and the Environment” as its main theme for its 2009 conference which will be hosted by the University of Tulsa and co-sponsored by Tulsa Community College.


The Mid-America Alliance for African Studies has chosen “Africa and the Environment” as its main theme for its 2009 conference. The University of Tulsa will host the conference on October 9 and 10, 2009; Tulsa Community College will co-sponsor the meeting. Scholars and practitioners from all disciplines are invited to share their ideas and projects related to "Africa and the Environment" in a collegial setting. MAAAS is a collegial organization of scholars seeking to promote research on Africa. It aims to bring together Africanists from throughout the Great Plains region, although participants have come from all over the United States as well as from African countries.

Call for Papers

Graduate students are encouraged to participate in the conference. The Ken Lohrentz Prize is given to the best paper presented by a graduate student at the conference. Possible topics include the following list, although other topics are certainly welcomed:

  • conservation policies and practices
  • African environmental history
  • the environmental impact of African conflicts
  • African ethnobotanical and ethnozoological knowledge
  • Struggles over land, water, and resources
  • African environmental activism
  • Animal-human interactions in African history and politics

Please send an abstract of no more than 250 words for any presentation. Include your name, title, and institution information on the abstract. Abstracts will be accepted until July 15, 2009.  Presenters must pay the conference registration fee.

Registration Form   (pdf file)

You may e-mail your proposal to Jeremy Rich at roiadende@yahoo.fr  or send it to:

 
Dr. Jeremy Rich
History Department, Box 23
Middle Tennessee State University
1301 E. Main Street
Murfreesboro, TN 37132

 

Contact:
Lara Foley
918-631-2050
lara-foley@utulsa.edu