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African-American Research Conference at Agnes Scott College

From March 13-16, Agnes Scott College will host the 10th bi-annual conference of the Collegium for African American Research (CAAR). The conference will bring over 200 international scholars to campus, who will discuss and present research projects on a wide range of topics connected to the history and culture of African people.

One of five keynote addresses will directly address the experience of people of African descent in Germany. On Saturday, March 16, 10:45am-12:00pm, Rosemarie Pena, director of the Black German Heritage & Research Association, will deliver her keynote address “Staatenlos: Connecting Within the Margins.” In addition to this talk, there are several other presentations connected to German history and race.

Here is the full program of the conference in pdf format.

For those ASC faculty and students away for Spring Break, Rosemarie Pena has agreed to stay for an additional day and deliver a shortened version and discussion of her keynote speech during a luncheon on Monday, March 18, from noon to 1:30pm in the South Dining Room in Evans Dining Hall.

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About GG

Gundolf Graml is Associate Prof. and Dir. of German Studies at Agnes Scott College. He has a Ph.D. in German Studies from the University of Minnesota and has published articles on German and Austrian film and tourism. He is currently writing a book about tourism and Austrian national identity after 1945. Other research projects include critical whiteness studies and, most recently, investigations into the connection between memory and nature. At ASC, Gundolf Graml teaches courses on a broad range of topics, from German 101 to German and Austrian Cinema and Afro-German History and Culture.

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One thought on “African-American Research Conference at Agnes Scott College

  1. Reblogged this on MetroGerman and commented:

    Despite its focus, this conference might be of interest for members of MetroGerman!

    Posted by GG | March 6, 2013, 4:29 pm

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