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CFP The 30th Annual Symposium on African American Culture & Philosophy

published by Venetria Patton on Friday, March 11, 2016
Call for Papers

The 30th Annual Symposium on African American Culture & Philosophy

Exploring the “Humanity” in the Digital Humanities: Africana/Black Studies’ Perspectives on the Digital Humanities

 

Keynote Speaker: Abdul Alkalimat, University of Illinois-Urbana Champagne

Plenary Speakers: Marisa Parham, UMass-Amherst & Kenton Rambsy, University of Texas-Arlington

 

African American Studies and Research Center
Purdue University
West Lafayette, Indiana
December 1-3, 2016

The African American Studies and Research Center invites scholars, practitioners, and graduate students to submit proposals for papers, panels and digital presentations for  “Exploring the “Humanity” in the Digital Humanities: Africana/Black Studies’ Perspectives on the Digital Humanities,” its 30th Annual Symposium on African American Culture & Philosophy to consider the relationship between the digital humanities and Africana/Black epistemological frameworks that ask, “What Does It Mean to Be Human?”

Work that is closely associated with the theme will be given preference during the review process.  We seek papers and panels from across the disciplines on such sample topics as:

  • Africana/Black Studies & Digital Recovery
  • Africana/Black Digital Genealogies
  • Africana/Black Studies & Spatial Humanities
  • Africana/Black Studies & the Digital Arts
  • Data Visualization in Africana/Black Studies
  • Text & Data Mining in Africana/Black Studies
  • Africana/Black Studies & Digital Scholarly Communication
  • Africana/Black Studies & Digital Humanities Pedagogy
  • Creation and Curation of Africana/Black Studies Digital Resources
  • Africana/Black Studies & Software Design and Modeling
  • Africana/Black Studies & New/Social Media
  • Game Studies, Digital Humanities & Africana/Black Studies
  • Africana Studies: Intersections of the Humanities and Social Sciences

The deadline for individual and panel abstract submission is June 6, 2016.  Abstract submissions of up to 250 words should be sent to:

Ronald J. Stephens, Director, African American Studies and Research Center

Purdue University
College of Liberal Arts, School of Interdisciplinary Studies
29th Symposium on Philosophy & Culture
Steven Beering Hall, Room 6176
100 North University Street
West Lafayette, IN 47907-2098

Or email: aasrc@purdue.edu with abstract in the subject line