Indiana University, Bloomington, is proud to announce the details of its interdisciplinary, international conference, "Variations on Blackness: Race-making in the Americas and the World," scheduled for March 30-April 1, 2006. The conference is free and open to the public (though preregistration through a website is still required).
The keynote speakers of the conference are:
March 30: Edmund Barry Gaither, Director & Curator, National Center of Afro-American Artists and Special Consultant, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Title: "Variations on Blackness."
March 31: Brent Edwards, Department of English, Rutgers University. Title: "Langston Hughes and the Futures of Diaspora."
April 1: James T. Campbell, Departments of Africana Studies, American Civilization, and History, Brown University. Title: "Middle Passages: African American Journeys to Africa, 1787-2005."
The full conference agenda and travel details can be found at: www.iub.edu/~vari
Matthew Pratt Guterl
American Studies Program
Ballantine Hall 520
Bloomington, IN 47405
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