The Committee on Africa and the Americas, the David C. Driskell Center for the Study of the African Diaspora, and the Center for Historical Studies announce the international symposium "Africas of the Americas" to be held at UMCP on April 18-20, 2002.
The symposium explores the creation and use of representations of Africa in New World societies. It will address the question of whether Africa and Africanness can be taken as unproblematic, self-evident, and historically invariable concepts, or whether these terms carry multiple and changing meanings that are the products of complicated and conflict-ridden histories.
Speakers include K. Anthony Appiah, Herman Bennett,Vincent Carretta, Christopher Davis, Jualynne Dodson, Alejandro Frigerio, Katrin Hansing, Robert A. Hill, Fatimah Jackson, Eileen Julien, David Chioni Moore, Stephan Palmié, Jean Muteba Rahier, Livio Sansone, and Ibrahim K. Sundiata.
For complete description, program details, dates and locations, please visit http://www.africaamericas.umd.edu.
The event is free and open to the public. Registration is not required.
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