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“Fault Lines: Rethinking Temporal and Disciplinary Traditions in African Studies”

Thu, 04/21/2016 - 8:00am to Sat, 04/23/2016 - 4:00pm
Event Location: 
UMNTC - 1210 Heller Hall

The inaugural University of Minnesota International African Studies Conference, “Fault Lines” will bring together graduate students, junior and senior scholars concerned with how existing systems of knowledge production have shaped the contours and limits of the varying disciplines that cohere around African Studies. This international conference aims to encourage dialogues and debates about various “fault lines” in African Studies - thought simultaneously as the tenacity/obstinacy of disciplinary reason and Western conceptualizations/assumptions, and as enabling the possibility for critique/critical engagement along the breaks, slippages, overlaps, and variations therein.



Hosted by: The African History Graduate Student Collaborative (AHGSC)

Sponsored by: Consortium for the Study of the Premodern World (CSPW, University of Minnesota), Institute for Advanced Study (IAS, University of Minnesota), Department of History (University of Minnesota), Interdisciplinary Center for the Study of Global Change (ICGC, University of Minnesota), African Studies Initiative (ASI, Title VI - Department of Education, University of Minnesota), Department of Theatre Arts & Dance (University of Minnesota), Department of African American and African Studies (AA&AS, University of Minnesota), Department of Anthropology (University of Minnesota), Department of Curriculum and Instruction (CEHD, University of Minnesota), Department of Organizational Leadership, Policy, and Development (CEHD, University of Minnesota), Department of Sociology (University of Minnesota), and the Program in the History of Medicine (Medical School, University of Minnesota)

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