As a part of the centennial celebration of the first state-supported Historically Black liberal arts institution, North Carolina Central University invites proposals for the Second Annual African Diaspora Studies Symposium, to be held March 20-21. The theme for this year is “Uncovering Lost Perspectives: History and Representation in the Diaspora.” In keeping with the breadth of the Liberal Arts, proposals will be considered for papers, panels, performances (music or theater), film, and graphic art from any branch of Diaspora studies. Last year’s symposium brought together scholars, activists, and artists from across the region, and disciplines as varied as Public Health and performance art. Building on the inaugural event, this symposium will bring together scholars, community members, artists, and documentarians to engage with each other on issues facing the African Diaspora and African Diaspora Studies in a dynamic, community-oriented fashion.
North Carolina Central University, located in the heart of Durham, was founded in 1910 as the first state-supported liberal arts institution to serve the black community. The University prides itself on its relations with the Durham community, and The NCCU African Diaspora Studies Symposium encourages input and participation from both academics and the community.
Papers and submission
Individual abstracts should be 250 words or less and panel abstracts should be 750 words or less. Abstracts should be submitted by Tuesday, December 1, 2009. Please include, for all participants, a five-line biography with institutional/organizational affiliation and contact information.
Please direct all submissions to Youssef J. Carter at firstname.lastname@example.org and Joshua Nadel at email@example.com.
This two-day symposium is free and open to the public. It will be held on the campus of North Carolina Central University in Durham, NC on March 20 and 21, 2010.
Joshua Nadel, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Department of History
Associate Director, Global Studies Program
North Carolina Central University
1801 Fayetteville St. Durham NC 27707
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