University of Tampere, Finland, 6-8 July 2017

African European Studies and Black European Studies explore social spaces and cultural practices that are characterised by a series of contemporary and historical overlaps between Africa, the African diasporas, and Europe.

The sixth biennial network conference, organised by the University of Tampere and the international Afroeuropeans – Black Cultures and Identities in Europe research network, aims to contribute to the existing scholarship in Europe with a view to establish it more firmly in its several disciplinary locations.

The general theme of the Afroeuropeans 2017 conference is African diaspora and European cultural heritage. We encourage submissions exploring the topics below as well as proposals on other topics related to African/Black European communities and cultures.

We invite proposals for individual papers (presentations) for the following sessions:

  1. GEOGRAPHIES OF BLACKNESS: PERFORMING AFRICANNESS THROUGH ART AND ACTIVISM IN EUROPE
  2. WRITING AND TRANSLATING NEW AFRICAN DIASPORA AND BLACK IDENTITIES IN EUROPE
  3. TRANSNATIONAL FINNISH SOMALI FAMILIES: NAVIGATING RACISM, NAVIGATING MUSLIMNESS
  4. BRIDGING THE GAP: BUILDING ARCHIVES, BUILDING HISTORIES
  5. CONTEMPORARY BLACK BRITISH WOMEN'S WRITING: TOWARD INNOVATION IN LANGUAGE, FORM AND GENRE
  6. TEACHING BLACK EUROPEAN HISTORY
  7. YOUTH, RACE, AND CULTURE IN AFRO-EUROPE
  8. AFROEUROPEAN MODES OF SELF-DEFINITION: BLACKNESS, AFRICANNESS, AND EUROPEANNESS IN THE MAKING
  9. WESTERN MUSEUMSCAPES AND THE POLITICAL AESTHETICS OF DECOLONISATION: AFRICAN AND DIASPORAN ARTS ACTIVISTS AGITATING FOR CHANGE
  10. AFRICA IN SOCIALIST AND POST-SOCIALIST EUROPE: CULTURAL ENCOUNTERS AND LEGACY
  11. AFRICAN DIASPORA CONSORTIUM: COMMUNICATION AND UPLIFT THROUGH THE ARTS AS A TOOL FOR SOCIAL JUSTICE AND HUMAN RIGHTS
  12. FOR SPEECHLESS EMISSARIES TO TRANSNATIONAL CITIZENS? EUROPEAN-AFRICAN DIASPORAS' ENGAGEMENTS WITH GLOBAL HUMANITARIANISM
  13. THE BLACK MEDITERRANEAN: LIMINALITY, BLACK SUBJECTIVITY AND POST-/LIBERALISM
  14. MOBILIZATIONS, SOLIDARITIES AND POLITICS
  15. REGUFEES FROM AFRICA IN EUROPE
  16. AFROFUTURISM IN AFROEUROPEAN CULTURE
  17. RACE, RACISM AND ANTI-RACISM: THE SOVIET AND RUSSIAN DISCONTENTS
  18. CHILDREN OF THE AFRICAN DIASPORA IN EUROPE AND CITIZENSHIP
  19. AFROSWEDISH ACTIVISM IN THE AGE OF EUROPEAN NEOLIBERAL COLORBLINDNESS
  20. REMAPPING BORDERS: DIASPORIC ENTANGLEMENTS AND THE RELOCATION OF AFROEUROPEAN AGENCY
  21. REVISITING AFRICAN DIASPORIC PRACTICES AND THE HISTORIOGRAPHY OF EUROPEAN MUSICAL TRADITIONS
  22. MAKING BLACK HISTORIES VISIBLE IN MULTIPLE BRITISH CULTURAL CONTEXTS
  23. AFRO-SWEDISH CULTURAL POLITICS AND PERFORMANCE
  24. CLAIMING SPACES, CREATING PLACES: BLACK ACTIVISM AND THE MEDIASPHERE
  25. PARTICIPATORY METHODS IN STUDYING LIVES OF YOUNG MUSLIMS OF AFRICAN DESCENT IN EUROPE
  26. AFRO TURKS AND KURDS: FORGING ETHNIC IDENTITY AMID GLOBAL RACISM IN MODERN TURKEY
  27. MUSIC IN THE CONSTRUCTION OF BLACK IDENTITIES IN EUROPE
  28. URBAN CULTURE - RURAL PAROCHIALISM? EUROPEAN CITYSCAPES AND PERIPHERIES IN AFRICAN (DIASPORIC) LITERATURES
  29. AFROPEAN FIRSTS: BLACKNESS IN CULTURAL HERITAGE AND VISUAL ARTS IN EUROPE
  30. THE BODY CULTURES IN EUROPE: SPORT AND AFRICAN DIASPORA
  31. SOCIAL JUSTICE AND HUMAN RIGHTS IN AFROEUROPE
  32. ACHIEVERS AND PERFORMERS: EXPLORING THE MERITOCRATIC PRINCIPLE IN AFROEUROPEAN NARRATIVES
  33. DECOLONIZING KNOWLEDGE PRODUCTION ON BLACK EUROPE AND THE AFRICAN DIASPORA

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