The NCBS is accepting abstracts for panel sessions, individual paper presentations, roundtable discussions, workshops, poster presentations, and town hall meetings that explore the Black experience locally, nationally, and/or globally from a variety of perspectives. Of particular interest this year, are presentations that comparatively explore these experiences, as well as those that examine the continuous renewal and transformative practices throughout the discipline of Africana/Black Studies using multi-layered frameworks and methodologies.  Papers that incorporate various combinations of race/nationality, class, gender, and sexuality, through the lens of but not limited to Afrocentric, cross and multicultural, diasporic, womanist, post-colonial, post-modernist or transnational interpretative schemes are welcomed.
Send a 150-250 word abstract for a panel. Each panelist will need to submit their panel subject and abstract. The panel chair submits the topic and panel participants. Individual paper and poster presentations are also welcome. For roundtable discussions submit a 150-250 word abstract that explores the discussion topic.
*The deadline to submit your abstract is January 22nd, 2019.
** It is strongly encouraged that participants complete the 2019 conference registration process in order to expedite a response to your abstract submission.
Please submit your NCBS session proposals through our online conference management system at
Inquiries about the 2019 conference should be e-mailed to