Black | Art | Futures: African Diasporic Art Histories

Conference/Symposium | March 17 | 9 a.m.-5 p.m. | 308A Doe Library

 Department of African American Studies, Department of History of Art

A Symposium on New Directions in African Diasporic Art Histories co-organized by the Department of African American Studies and History of Art.

9:00-9:15 Welcome and Introduction

9:15-10:45 Panel 1
Erica James, Yale University
Writing Art Histories Beyond Disciplinary Boundaries: Caribbean Art in the Global Imaginary

Dwight Carey, Amherst College
Rethinking Creole Architecture: Translating Forms in the Eighteenth-Century French Colonial Empire

Respondent: Bridget Cooks, University of California, Irvine

10:45-11:00 break

11:00-12:30 Panel 2
Cécile Fromont, University of Chicago
Paper, Ink, Vodun and the Inquisition

Beatriz Balanta, Southern Methodist University
Photogenic Blackness: Photography and the Commodification of Subjugation

Respondent: Ivy Mills, University of California, Berkeley

12:30-2:00 Lunch

2:00-3:30 Panel 3
Dana Byrd, Bowdoin College
Fly Brushes, Shoo-Flies & Punkah Fans: Towards a Material Culture of Freedom

Nikki A. Greene, Wellesley College
"Speaking Things of Blackness": Afrofuturism's Shine

Respondent: Derek Murray, University of California, Santa Cruz

3:30-3:45 Break

3:45-5:00 Round Table Discussion


 Black Art Futures poster