Columbia University’s Global Thoughts: Building an African Presence, 2-Day Conference
With the onset of the 20th century came new information and representations about Africa. These new ideas about the continent enabled different groups to contribute to the process of building an African presence in the world. It is this reconstitution of Africa within a world context that this conference will focus on.
Convened by Professor Mamadou Diouf and Dr. Jinny Prais, the conference will consider how to reframe this historical period with Africa located at the center of what scholars have previously approached as a strictly western/European discussion. The ways that Africans and people of African descent rearticulated and reimagined Africa within this global discussion about the future of civilization and humanity will also be considered.
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Registration is encouraged and available till April 30th 12am.
Schapiro Center, Davis Auditorium
500 West 120th Street New York, NY 10027
(between Broadway & Amsterdam Ave.)
FRIDAY, APRIL 30th
1pm ~ 6:30pm
SATURDAY, MAY 1st