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African Diaspora Conference at Rutgers

Black Atlantic Seminar announces a conference: "Black Atlantic: Diaspora and the Difference Race Makes"

When: Thursday, February 15th & Friday, February 16th
Time: Feb. 15th, 8:45 am - 5:45 pm; Feb. 16th, 9:00 am -1:00 pm
Place: Murray Hall, Room 302, Plangere Writing Center, CAC

Thursday, February 15th, 2007
8:45 am: Welcome and Introduction
9:00 am—11:30 am: Session I
Charles Mills (Philosophy, University of Illinois at Chicago), "Better Dread (If Still Dead) Than Red: Radical High-Browns in Jamaican Political Fiction, 1955-2003"
Frank Guridy (History, University of Texas), "Feeling Diaspora in Harlem and Havana"
Discussant: Carter Mathes, English, Rutgers University
11:30 am—1:00 pm: Catered Lunch
1:15 pm—2:45 pm: Session II
Jemima Pierre (Anthropology, University of Texas), "Touring Racial Heritage? Ghanaians, African-Americans, and Diasporic Identity Formation"
Discussant: Abena Busia, English, Rutgers University
3:15 pm—5:45 pm: Session III
Tina Campt (History, Duke University), "Family Matters: Race, Gender and Belonging in Black German Photography"
Jacqueline Nassy Brown (Anthropology, Hunter College), "The Racial State of the Everyday and the Making of a National Geography of Britain"
Discussant: Kim Butler, Africana Studies & History, Rutgers University

Friday, February 16th, 2007
9:00 am—11:30 am: Session IV
Adrian Burgos, Jr. (History, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign), "Left Out: Afro-Latinos , Black Baseball's Internationalism and the Revision of the History of Jim Crow Baseball"
Donna Murch (History, Rutgers University), "The Black Panther and Internal Diaspora: Rethinking the Role of Race and Black Power in the BPP,1966-1981"
Discussant: Carlos Decena, Latino and Hispanic Caribbean Studies & Women's and Gender Studies, Rutgers University
12:00 pm—1:00 pm: Catered Lunch & Closing Address
Barnor Hesse (African American Studies, Political Science & Sociology, Northwestern University), "Con/Fused Horizons: Black Atlantic and/or African Diaspora?"

Papers are available on request for those attending sessions. Please email rcha@rci.rutgers.edu or call (732)932-8701 for further information.
Co-Sponsored by the Center for Race and Ethnicity
Organized by Professors Minkah Makalani and Mia Bay, Rutgers Department of History

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