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 2016 MAAAS conference took place
at Missouri State University
2016 Conference Program
2016 Conference Photos
Watch 2016 MAAAS conference videos:
Henry Lovejoy, The Digital Humanities and African History:
Linking Space and Time to Objects and Events (keynote)
Social Media: Expanding the African Diaspora (student panel)
We're looking forward to seeing you next year!
Useful links for Africanists in the Midwest: