Dear readers,

The African Studies Association (ASA) has released their call for papers for this year’s annual conference. The conference theme is “Being, Belonging, and Becoming in Africa,” and it will take place in Boston from Wednesday, 20 November to Sunday, 24 November. See the link below for information about the meeting on the ASA’s website. This year, I am interested in proposing a panel that interrogates how and why people have chosen to write African History throughout time. I will present a paper on the writing of African History in the precolonial period, and I am looking for presenters who are interested in talking about the colonial and precolonial periods. The papers may offer general context on the writing of African History during these periods, or they might offer a specific case study that shows how and why people turned to writing African History. If you are interested in being a part of this panel, and you think that your work fits nicely with the panel’s goals, please send me a message and let me know. I would love to talk with you about whether we can make this happen. The deadline for panel submissions is March 15. All other information related to the conference can be found on the ASA’s website.


Link to the ASA Website’s Information on Annual Meetings