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Cross-posted from H-Africa <firstname.lastname@example.org> From: Chambi Chachage <email@example.com> Subject: CFP: African Languages in the Discipline (deadline: 21 March 2014) Date: 28 February 2014 CFP: 5th African Languages in the Disciplines Conference Abstracts due: March 21, 2014 Conference Date: April 24, 2014 @ Harvard University, Cambridge, MA Please join us on April 24, 2014 for the fifth annual ALD conference, which will build on the important conversations of the previous four years as we continue to engage scholars and African heritage communities in serious discussion about the contributions of African languages to the disciplines. Indigenous African languages are vital to comprehending how Africans understand, organize, and transmit essential knowledge to successive generations, both through oral and written traditions and through aesthetic practices. African languages also serve as road maps for identifying how social, political, and economic institutions change over time, and should therefore play a critical role in how we approach and interpret our research. This conference aims to bring together a diverse range of scholars across a variety of disciplines. Possible themes include, but are not limited to, the contribution of African languages to the study of literature, music, film, performance, visual arts, media studies, history, philosophy, religion, anthropology, sociology, gender studies, political science, psychology, economics, development studies, education, geography, environmental science, legal studies, and public health. Please apply online via our website http://www.alp.fas.harvard.edu/ald by March 21, 2014. We ask for a 250-word abstract outlining a 15-minute presentation as well as a brief biography. This conference is co-sponsored by the Department of African and African American Studies and the Harvard Committee on African Studies. Please contact the conference organizers with any questions at firstname.lastname@example.org. --