We are pleased to present seven emerging scholars from within the field, specializing in international education, development history, public policy, literature and cultural studies.
Our guests will appear at a conference on campus on Saturday, February 23, 2012, from 10:00 – 4:00 in CUB 260, organized in a series of roundtable discussions. Students are invited to participate in dialogues aimed at broadening understanding of the field of Africana Studies. They are encouraged to engage with participating scholars who will highlight the interdisciplinary nature of Africana Studies. Moreover, students will be empowered to consider how their own work and developing research agendas can lay the foundation for the future of Africana Studies.
This conference is an excellent opportunity for students to engage in conversations with young scholars conducting fascinating research domestically and internationally. It is as well a call to students to consider their own role in shaping the future of the discipline, the academy, and the world.
This event is FREE and open to the public
9:45am Welcome to Conference (refreshments?) CUB 260
10:00 – 11:30am “More than just the U.S.: Conceptualizing a Diaspora and Africana Studies”
• Moderator: Hakim Williams
• Speakers: Ramatu Bangura Tricia A. Callender Catherine Herrold
11:45am – 12:45pm Break for Lunch / Discussions
1:00-2:30pm “More than just Race: Intersections, Identity, and Africana Studies”
• Moderator: Ashley Brown Burns
• Speakers: Ashley Brown Burns Allia Matta Alisha Gaines
2:30-4:00pm “More than just the Past: A World of Contemporary Conflicts and
• Moderator: McKinley Melton
• Speakers: McKinley Melton Jonathan Fenderson Robert Bland
4:00pm Conference Closing
This event is sponsored by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation,The Consortium for Faculty
Diversity at Liberal Arts Colleges, Sesquicentennial Commission, and the Department of Sociology
Feb. 12: AliyyaAbdur-Rahman Lecture, Masters Hall 110, 6:30 p.m.
Feb. 13: The Loving Story: Black History Month, McCreary Hall 101, 6:30 p.m.
Feb. 14: Singing for Freedom feat. Charles Neblett, College Union Junction, 7 p.m.
Feb. 15: Coffee House feat. Taalam Acey, College Union Junction, 9 p.m.
Feb. 20: Interference: When Masculinity and Being Gay Collide, Masters Hall 110, 7p.m.
Feb. 21: Carolyn Rouse Lecture, College Union 260, 6:30 p.m.
Feb. 22: Visualizing Emancipation: What did Freedom Look Like?, Paul Recital Hall, 6 p.m.
Lecture by Gettysburg College Professor Scott Hancock
"Rebelling for the Promise of Revolution: Black Emancipation and the Civil War"
Saturday, September 22, 2012 at 6:00 p.m.
Location: The GNMP Visitor Center
Sponsored by the Gettysburg Foundation
Confederates have long been called ‘Rebels.’ But the American Civil War witnessed the one of the largest rebellions of enslaved people in world history: 200,000 Black men taking up arms to make the Emancipation Proclamation a reality. This hour will propose a different way of thinking about the Civil War, and the kind of American Revolution that African Americans hoped it would create.
Seventh Annual Gondwe Lecture
Unlocking Africa’s Potential
September 27, 2012 5:00PM
Despite being one of the world’s greatest repositories of natural and human resources, encouraging signs in democracy and governance in a number of the continent’s countries and stellar economic performance in the last and the current decade, Africa remains one of the world’s poorest performers in development.
Yet with its population dividend, giant leaps in technology and potential for ecologically sound development, Africa is clearly on the brink. Will the continent “dare to invent the future” as Thomas Sankara, once hoped; not only for itself, but for the entire global community? What are the key factors to unlocking Africa’s phenomenal potential?
According to Kah Walla, presidential candidate in Cameroon’s last elections and one of Africa’s foremost political thinkers; innovative approaches to governance, economic growth, the integration of gender and the environment in all development strategies are all key elements for unlocking Africa’s potential.
Event is Free