Welcome to MAAAS!
The Mid-America Alliance
for African Studies (MAAAS) is an organization for the promotion of
African Studies in mid-America, including in particular the region
between the Mississippi River and the frontal range of the Rocky
Mountains. Founded at the University of Kansas in 1995, MAAAS seeks to
encourage scholarship and teaching in African Studies regionally and
sub-regionally through conferences, seminars, workshops, consortia,
faculty and student exchanges, cooperative relations between libraries,
and promotion of African language teaching, among other endeavors.
MAAAS is open to all with an interest in scholarship and teaching
within an African Studies focus, and it seeks especially to provide a
forum for far-flung Africanists in the middle of the U.S., where great
distances exist between relatively small pockets of African Studies
The 20th Annual Meeting
of the Mid-America Alliance for African Studiestook place
October 3-4, 2014
University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS
Consult conference webpage for program and other information.
PHOTOS from 2014 conference
Useful links for Africanists in the Midwest: