April 21-23, ICGC, Fault Lines: Rethinking Temporal and Disciplinary Traditions in African Studies


University of Minnesota International African Studies Conference
“Fault Lines: Rethinking Temporal and Disciplinary Traditions in African Studies”


University of Minnesota-Twin Cities Campus
April 21-23, 2016


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

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)

Conference website: iasc2016.wordpress.com

Facebook: www.facebook.com/ahgsc.umn

Twitter: @ahgsc_umn

Conference program attached


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