University of the West Indies: Journal of the Department of Behavioural Sciences

The new online, peer reviewed Journal of the Department of Behavioural
Sciences (JDBS)  from the University of The West Indies, St Augustine
Campus, Trinidad and Tobago is pleased to announce the launch of its
first issue.
The theme of this inaugural issue is « Debating Multiculturalism » and can
be accessed here: http://journals.sta.uwi.edu/jbs/index.asp

ACH 44th Annual Conference

The 44th Annual Conference of the Association of Caribbean Historians will be held in Willemstad, Curaçao from Sunday, May 13 to Friday, May 18, 2012. Registration will open on Sunday afternoon and sessions begin Monday morning.
Link to the Homepage

ANN: African Diaspora Archaelology Newsletter

The December 2011 Newsletter is now available online at:
http://www.diaspora.uiuc.edu/newsletter.html

Or see further information, in the Info-Blog (Link here)

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The December 2011 Newsletter is now available online at:
http://www.diaspora.uiuc.edu/newsletter.html

In December’s newsletter, we feature: articles by Christopher N.
Matthews, Wendy Wilson Fall, Courtney Ng, Beth Pruitt, Kathryn Deeley
and Mark Leone; news reports and announcements; and a book review by
Abidemi Babatunde Babalola. A table of contents is set out below.

Please contact our editorial team of Whitney Battle-Baptiste, Kelley
Deetz, Christopher Barton, and John McCarthy if you have essays,
analysis papers, book reviews, project reports, announcements, or news
updates that you’d like to contribute to the African Diaspora
Archaeology Network (ADAN) and Newsletter. This Newsletter is
published quarterly, in March, June, September, and December.

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** Articles, Essays, and Reports **

Editors’ Corner — Dialogues Across the Diasporas: Intersectional
Discourse and the ADAN

Introduction to an Extract from War of the Pews: A Personal Account of
the St. Augustine Church in New Orleans, by Rev. Jerome G. LeDoux,
S.V.D., by Christopher N. Matthews

Crocodiles from Katsina to Madagascar, by Wendy Wilson Fall

New Windows on the Past: An Analysis of Glass Artifacts from New
Philadelphia, by Courtney Ng

New Outlets for Old Foundations: Archaeology in Annapolis and
Web-based Outreach, by Beth Pruitt, Kathryn Deeley and Mark Leone

** News and Announcements **

Rio’s Cemetery of « New Blacks » Sheds Light on Horrors of Slave Trade,
by Tom Phillips

End of Archaeological Surveys Hides History, Some Say, by Robert Behre

Archaeology Field Schools

Kimbwandende Kia Bunseki Fu-Kiau, an Exceptional Scholar

New Books: The Materiality of Freedom: Archaeologies of
Postemancipation Life; The Creolizing Subject: Race, Reason, and the
Politics of Purity; John Brown Still Lives! America’s Reckoning With
Violence, Equality, and Change; Kentucky Rising: Democracy, Slavery,
and the Culture from the Early Republic to the Civil War; Exhibiting
Blackness: African Americans and the American Art Museum; Funerals in
Africa: Explorations of a Social Phenomenon

** Call for Papers and Fellowships **

CFP: Dave the Potter, Dave Drake

Eurotast Fellowships

** Book Review **

Review of « West African Archaeology: New Developments, New
Perspectives, » by Abidemi Babatunde Babalola

LR: Building dialogues in the Americas

VIENNA, AUSTRIA, JULY 15 – 20, 2012

Call for Papers: http://ica2012.univie.ac.at/call-for-papers

More Information, see in the Info-Blog.

ICA 2012 Vienna !!!

Info-Blog:

« BUILDING DIALOGUES IN THE AMERICAS »
VIENNA, AUSTRIA, JULY 15 – 20, 2012

http://ica2012.univie.ac.at/home/

Symposion 14: Social and Cultural Anthropology / Antropología Social y Cultural / Antropologia social e cultural
Chair/ Responsable / Responsável: Elke Mader
WS 1648 – Between Grotesque and Gorgeous: Postcolonial Representations of the Black Body in the Americas
Convener: Davis- Sulikowski Ulrike Universität Wien
Co-Convener: Khittel, Stefan (Institut für Internationale Entwicklung)

The Black body in the Americas has been repressed, instrumentalized, and represented in innumerable ways since Africans have forcibly been brought to the shores of the Americas . Black bodies have been abhorred, marvelled, demonized, exoticized, and admired. The 19th century was marked by the independence of Haiti and the abolition of slavery, the 20th century lead to civil rights for African Americans, decolonization of most English colonies in the Caribbean, Black resistance movements and an ever increasing visibility of Black people in public spaces throughout the Americas . The 21st century has seen the first Black President of the United States . Despite obvious political progress during the postcolonial period, the representations of the Black body draw on ancient prejudices, colonial images, and contemporary fears. The gangster, the junkie, the prostitute are but a small sample. Nevertheless, ever more often positive associations are also represented: the athlete, the beauty queen, or – the president. Postcolonial approaches have engaged with yet other interpretations of the body – based on Bakhtin and Fanon the body has become a prominent focus of debates on resistance and representation. The pivotal function of ‘the gaze’, intrinsically linked to the infamous double of repulsion and desire, has received particular attention in contemporary research on the body as in the works of Stuart Hall, Paul Gilroy, bell hooks, Achille Mbembe and many others in their discourse on hegemonic strategies and counter-hegemonic struggles. In this panel we want to engage in a lively, interdisciplinary debate on historic and contemporary forms of representations of the Black body, be they based on empirical ethnographic and archival research, or cinematographic, musicological or in general visual analysis. We also welcome theoretical contributions to this topic.

Crossroads in Cultural Studies: Paris, July 2-6, 2012

CONGRÈS CROSSROADS IN CULTURAL STUDIES,
PARIS 2-6 JUILLET 2012

Organisé par l‘Université Sorbonne Nouvelle et l’UNESCO

Appel à contributions

Nous sommes heureux de vous annoncer que le 9^ème congrès international /Crossroads in Cultural Studies/se déroulera à Paris, en France, du 2 au 6 juillet 2012, sous l?égide de l’Université Sorbonne Nouvelle et de l’UNESCO.

Paris constitue un carrefour historique entre les cultures et les peuples. La ville a notamment joué un rôle majeur dans le développement et la circulation des travaux essentiels à la formation de l’imaginaire postcolonial. Dans le prolongement de cette tradition de pensée critique et compréhensive, les organisateurs lancent un appel à contributions, afin de poursuivre l?exploration des multiples intersections entre culture, pouvoir et savoir, au sein des Cultural Studies.

Le colloque se déroulera notamment à l’UNESCO, qui à l’échelle internationale a toujours défendu la diversité culturelle et la différence. Ce congrès sera l’occasion pour les Cultural Studies de jeter un regard rétrospectif sur leurs propres évolutions, tout en initiant de nouvelles perspectives intellectuelles.

12 INTERVENANTS PRINCIPAUX, RECONNUS AU NIVEAU INTERNATIONAL ET VENUS DES CINQ CONTINENTS, prendront la parole lors des sessions d’ouverture et plénières au cours de la conférence. Parmi eux, Sarah Ahmed, Marie-Hélène Bourcier, Jeremy Gilbert, Achille Mbembe, Walter Mignolo, Bobby Noble, Phaedra Pezzullo, Françoise Vergès. Avec la participation de Stuart Hall et Jacques Rancière (sous réserve).

DES THÉMATIQUES AU C’UR DE L’ACTUALITÉ SCIENTIFIQUE. Tous les sujets concernant les Cultural Studies, en particulier dans des domaines de recherche innovants, sont les bienvenus.

ENVOYEZ VOTRE PROPOSITION DÈS MAINTENANT VIA LES FORMULAIRES EN LIGNE  Les propositions sont attendues en anglais ; les communications des non anglophones pourront être assistées d’un facilitateur. Consultez les instructions et envoyez votre proposition de communication via les formulaires en ligne sur www.crossroads2012.org  avant le 30 septembre 2011.

SOUTIEN DE L’ACS POUR PARTICIPER AU CONGRÈS DE 2012. L’Association for Cultural Studies offre un petit nombre de bourses pour permettre à des participants en provenance de régions sous-représentées à l’ACS d’assister à la conférence, en couvrant les frais d’hébergement ou les frais d’inscription.

HÉBERGEMENT AGRÉABLE ET PRATIQUE, au c’ur de Paris et à proximité des lieux où se tiendra le congrès. Un hébergement bon marché sera également possible sur le site de la Cité Internationale Universitaire de Paris.

N’HÉSITEZ PAS À DIFFUSER CES INFORMATIONS à vos collègues et amis ! Nous espérons vous voir en 2012, à Paris !

Pr. Éric MAIGRET (Directeur du congrès) au nom des Comités Local et National

*/Université Sorbonne Nouvelle, Paris/*

Site Internet : http://www.crossroads2012.org
E-mail: crossroads2012@univ-paris3.fr

CfP: 44th Annual Conference

The 44th Annual Conference of the Association of Caribbean Historians will be held in Willemstad, Curaçao, from Sunday, May 13, to Friday, May 18, 2012.

Further information about how to propose either an individual paper or a panel in the Member-ship-Area, via Link. (several languages).