News from the African/African American Studies department
- May 31, 2011 at 9:27 am
Professor Harry Williams has been awarded a Fulbright in China for 2011-12. The grant supports the position of Lecturer in Study of the United States. The activity will involve teaching…
- February 28, 2011 at 9:00 am
February 11, 2011: Pamela Feldman-Savelsberg, Professor of Anthropology, participated as a presenter in an all-day workshop on "Trust and Intimacy in Relationships of Health and Healing: Perspectives from Africa, Past and Present." The workshop was held on February 11, 2011 at the Free University of Berlin, and gathered together anthropologists and historians from Germany, the U.S., the Netherlands, Great Britain, and Uganda.
- February 16, 2011 at 10:02 am
African Studies Association Panel 2011: Heritage Tourism in Africa
I am forming a panel for the upcoming African Studies Association's annual conference in Washington D.C., Nov 17-19, 2011. The panel, broadly defined, considers heritage tourism in the 21st century, and African American conceptualizations of Africa and Africans. My own project uses historical and anthropological methods to consider heritage tourism in the Senegambian region, and the reactions of visitors to Goree Island, Senegal, and Juffureh Village in the Gambia. Proposals addressing a similar theme are welcome, and can address both local and national scopes, and areas in or outside West Africa where Afro-diasporic communities visit. Please send proposals by February 28th to the email address provided so we can begin forming a panel proposal. I look forward to reading your project proposals. Best Regards, Tyler D. Parry, University of South Carolina, Institute for African American Research Fellow. ASA Conference Panel Submissions request - deadline Feb 28, 2011. DETAILS: http://www.h-net.org/announce/show.cgi?ID=183059
- February 11, 2011 at 12:49 pm
Kudos and high-fives go to Deborah Appleman (Dr. Lance McCready '90) and Thabiti Willis (Dr. Marlon M. Bailey) for bringing to campus two exciting speakers this Wednesday and Thursday. The Program co-sponsored both events, which drew standing-room-only attendance that included faculty, staff, and students.
As well, the Grimke Brown Bag Conversation Series drew standing-room-only crowds. Thanks to Steve Kelly (Jan. 25) and David Wiles (Feb. 8) for outstanding presentations. The series, which will resume in Winter 2012, is designed to provide an additional collaborative and conversational space for Carleton faculty teaching and doing research in topics related to Africa and its diaspora. Let me know if you wish to present next year.
And a special thank you to all of you who attended these exciting programs and receptions! - Prof. Harry M. Williams, Director of African and African American Studies
- January 24, 2011 at 9:03 am
African and African American Carleton Faculty Colleagues: If you are interested in attending the 2011 ASA meeting next November, we would be glad to contribute a modest amount toward your travel-related expenses. The objective, of course, is to continue the up-building of the African and African American Studies Program's African component. Please let me know of your request in an e-mail before June 30. - HMW
http://www.africanstudies.org/p/cm/ld/fid=4 and http://www.africanstudies.org/p/cm/ld/fid=8
- December 6, 2010 at 9:51 am
Professor of French, presented a paper at the African Studies Association's 53rd Annual Meetings titled "Salif Keïta's 'Mbemba': The Celebration of a Complex Artistic Identity" during a panel on the Musical…
- November 22, 2010 at 10:09 am
- November 3, 2010 at 11:31 am
Monday, November 8th and Tuesday, November 9th from 8:00-10:00 pm (callbacks Wednesday evening if necessary) in Nourse Main Lounge. There are roles for 3-5 Black males, 4-5 Black females, and 1 White male, however these identity labels are flexible. Any member of the Carleton community – students, faculty and staff members – are invited to try out.
- November 1, 2010 at 6:15 pm
Call for Papers: November 15 Submission Deadline!
Hello, my name is Jamal Ratchford and I am the Student Committee Co-Chair for the National Council for Black Studies. I strongly encourage you to present your work at NCBS in Cincinnati next year and submit a paper for the graduate or undergraduate essay contest.
- October 26, 2010 at 8:20 am
Wednesday, November 10th, Colin Bottles '09, MATCH Charter Public School will be on campus.
- October 22, 2010 at 9:24 am
The Walker Art Center, in association with the University of Minnesota, presents Ousmane Sembene: African Stories, all nine feature films from the Senegalese artist who turned his own literature into film and became known as the father of African cinema. November 5-20, 2010.
- October 21, 2010 at 10:06 am
Announcing the AF/AFAM Angelina Weld Grimke Brown Bag Conversations Series, during Common Time in Winter and Spring Terms 2011 (location TBD). This faculty research series honors Angelina Weld Grimke (1880-1958), the first African American female student to attend Carleton's Preparatory Academy, from 1895 to 1897.