'Theorizing African Diaspora(s) Anew' – this interdisciplinary symposium will bring together established and emerging literary and cultural studies scholars, social scientists and historians to discuss how theories of African diaspora should be updated. The currently established and influential theorizations are based mostly on the Atlantic diaspora which resulted from the enslavement of Africans and their transport to the Americas. A reconceptualization is needed today both to account for new African diasporic formations formed by more recent and multi-directional waves of migration (e.g. from Africa to Europe, the Americas and Asia, within Africa, and from the diaspora back to Africa) and new understandings of diaspora emerging from recent research, such as a focus on gender and sexuality, "diaspora without displacement", or diasporic subjectivity. Diaspora research is a highly interdisciplinary topic: it has always combined insights from empirical migration research, history, anthropology, literary, cultural and music studies and more. In order to theorize African diaspora(s) anew, in view of the enormous changes in African ethnic populations and cultural formations around the world, it is necessary to bring social scientists, historians and humanities scholars together to share their insights and discuss how the multifaceted phenomenon of diasporic Africa and Africans is to be understood today.
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The event will be held as a video conference.
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03/11/2021 19:30 - 03/13/2021 21:30
Zentrum für interdisziplinäre Forschung
Scientists and scholars
Cultural sciences, History / archaeology, Language / literature, Music / theatre, Social studies
Types of events:
Seminar / workshop / discussion
Dr. Manuela Lenzen
Medien und News
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URL of this event: http://idw-online.de/en/event67997
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