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International Gullah Geechee and African Diaspora Conference

Coming Back in 2024

IGGAD will return in 2024. Come back in late Spring for dates and paper submission.

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The IGAAD Committee is grateful for the following sponsors:


Diamond Sponsors ($10,000+)

Platinum Sponsors ($5,000+)

Teal Sponsors ($2,000+)


The Gaylord and Dorothy Donnelley Foundation 




The Gullah Geechee Cultural Heritage Corridor Commission

Athenaeum Press
Coastal Carolina University


 Office of Diversity and Inclusion
Coastal Carolina University

Frances P. Bunnelle Foundation

South Carolina Humanities

Gullah Preservation Society
Craft Supplies and Swag Materials

Premium Sponsors ($1,000+)

Sponsors ($500+)  Partners 

Sustain Coastal

Whittemore Racepath Historical Society

The Village Group 

Department of Anthropology and Geography

 Department of English

Department of Languages and Intercultural Studies

Department of History


Department of Music

Department of Visual Arts

Coastal Carolina University

Horry County Museum

Downtown Alive

City of Conway

Horry County Memorial Library

Waccamaw National Wildlife Foundation


If you are interested in supporting the 2022 conference, please reach out to Alli Crandell. We do accept material donations and in-kind services, alongside monetary contributions. 


Past Sponsors

The Burroughs Fund for Southern Studies | Magnolia Plantation and Gardens | Marjorie McIver | SC Sea Grant Consortium  | Friendship Missionary Baptist Church | The Village Group | Digital Culture and Design and the Edwards Digital Commons | Office of Diversity and Inclusion | South Carolina Humanities (Major Hometown Humanities Grant) | Horry County Higher Education Commission | Cultural Arts, Coastal Carolina University



Past Conferences

Past Conferences

IGGAD22 Program (Who Owns This?)

IGGAD2020: Without Borders Program (updated 2.28)

IGGAD 2020 Digital Repository

Photos from our Conference and Community Day.

Press Coverage of Previous IGGAD Conferences