Black Intellectuals: The Atlantic World And Beyond
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BLACK INTELLECTUALS: THE ATLANTIC WORLD AND BEYOND
Edited multi-author volume presenting new research on Black intellectual travel
Research on Black Europe and the Black Atlantic World of recent years has added more depth to the interconnected ideas of movement and cultural exchange in the past. When it comes to the history of the African Diaspora, Atlantic perspectives have tended to focus on the history of the transatlantic slave trade and slavery. As an attempt to broaden the intellectual and geographic spectrum of Black experiences, we are inviting you to contribute to an edited volume presenting new research on people of African descent and their movements between continents, with a special focus on their pursuit of exchanging culture, traditions, ideas, sets of beliefs, technologies, and different kinds of knowledge. The edited volume will thus serve as a broadly-framed history of the movement of ideas on the part of people of African descent, including scholars, scientists, activists, artists, and other travelers. Research from different disciplines and a range of time periods from the 18th century to the present will be included. We especially also encourage scholars interested in African-Asian history.
The proposed volume has the support of a university press. The editing team will be located at Weeksville Heritage Center, (WHC) in Brooklyn, New York. WHC documents, preserves, and interprets the history of nineteenth-century, African American, Caribbean, and African communities in Weeksville, Brooklyn, and beyond and creates and inspires innovative and contemporary uses of history through education, the arts, environmentalism, and civic engagement. In addition to the peer-reviewed edited volume, the editors are preparing a journal that will serve as a platform for further research with regard to an intellectual history of the African Diaspora.
Deadlines for edited volume:
- Paper proposals including a CV by April 15, 2010 (max. 200 words)
- Paper submissions by Aug. 15 (max. 8,000 words including notes)
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