Conference on African diaspora and European cultural heritage, University of Tampere (Finland) 6-8 July 2017

The 6th ‘Afroeuropeans’ biennial network conference will take place at the University of Tampere, Finland, 6-8 July 2017. The general theme is African diaspora and European cultural heritage. Submissions are encouraged exploring the topics below as well as proposals on other topics related to African/Black European communities and cultures:

  • African diaspora and European cultural heritage
  • Policing blackness; African/Black European politics
  • Shifting political landscapes and European post-colonial discontents
  • Afroeuropean mediascapes; Diaspora communities online; Diasporic experience and digital media
  • Social justice and human rights in AfroEurope
  • Performing africanness/blackness in Europe
  • Writing and translating new African diaspora and black identities in Europe
  • Afroeuropean music cultures; Afroeuropean dance scenes
  • Blackness in visual arts in Europe
  • Children of the African diaspora in Europe; Afroeuropean youth cultures
  • AfroQueer Europe; Afroeuropean feminisms
  • Global racisms and AfroEurope
  • Refugees from Africa in Europe

Proposed sessions should be organized to be 90 minutes in length, and each speaker (3-4 per session) should be given 15-20 minutes for his/her presentation.

For further information about the call for papers and abstract submission (by the deadline: 24 February 2017), please visit the University of Tampere website at http://www.uta.fi/yky/en/6thafroeuropeans/callforsessions.html.

Details about the previous conference, held at the University of Münster (Germany), feature in the blog post Memory and Museums at ‘AfroEuropeans V’.

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