The Du Bois Department Graduate Organization (DDGO) welcomes
submissions from graduate students for its first annual conference to
be held on March 27, 2015. We invite students from all disciplines to
submit abstracts for individual papers and panels by February 2, 2015.
The construction of "deviance" has impacted several spheres in the
lives of Black peoples globally. For centuries, the perception of
Blackness as other, dangerous, or inherently depraved has invalidated
and threatened Black lives, whether through stereotyping Black bodies
or through providing justification for slavery, colonization, police
brutality, and racial profiling. This conference seeks to analyze the
different ways in which deviance is associated with and affects Black peoples worldwide. It also seeks to explore how Black peoples have responded to attempts to equate blackness with deviance. We are particularly interested in work that critically examines how the imposition of deviance has reconfigured racism and created challenges for African and African-Diasporic peoples. Interested parties should email an abstract of 250-350 words to Nneka Dennie at email@example.com. Please see the attached CFP for more details. See CFP here.
J. Anthony Guillory's Dissertation Defense
Friday, January 30th at 1 p.m.
Room 601, Herter Hall
Public Talk at UMass Amherst
DISTANT FREEDOM: ST HELENA AND THE ABOLITION OF THE ATLANTIC SLAVE TRADE, 1840-1872
Dr. Andrew Pearson
Director, Pearson Archaeology Ltd
Research Associate, Department of Archaeology and Anthropology,
University of Bristol, UK
Thursday, January 22nd, 4-5:30 pm
UMass Campus Center Room 917 (light refreshments provided)
Sponsored by UMass Departments of Anthropology, Afro-American Studies, Economics, Public History Program and the Center for Heritage and Society.
Thursday, February 5th
Panel Discussion and Q&A Session
Featuring: Jim Carroll, Donald Geesling, Jon Hill, and Emily Lordi
Multi-campus digital simulcast
UMass Springfield: Classroom 4
UMass Amherst: Du Bois Library, Room 1649
STCC: Room 102, Building 17, Putnam Hall
February 12th at 7:00 p.m.
David Ruggles Center presentation on 19th century African American poetry by Erika DeSimone and Fidel Louis, editors of a new volume called
Voices Beyond Bondage: An Anthology of Verse by African Americans of the 19th Century, published by the anti-racist press NewSouthBooks in Montgomery, Alabama.
The event will take place on February 12 at 7:00 at Historic Northampton, 46 Bridge Street.
TOWARDS THE UNKNOWN
February 6 - February 26, 2014
Opening reception on Sunday, February 8, 2015, 5 pm - 7 pm
At 6 PM there will be a musical invocation in resonance with Yusef Lateef's artworks, performed by Adam Rudolph with Alex Marcelo, Batya Sobel and Matt Waugh.
Harold F. Johnson Library Center
893 West Street Amherst MA 01002
The exhibition is organized as part of Black History Month programs.
TOWARDS THE UNKNOWN is curated by Alhena Katsof and organized with White Columns, New York City where it was on view November 8 - December 20, 2014.
Check out their upcoming exhibits!