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The State of African American and African Diaspora Studies: Methodology, Pedagogy, and Research

January 7, 2011

Program Locations:

Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Langston Hughes Auditorium

The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture and the Institute for Research on the African Diaspora in the Americas and the Caribbean of the Graduate Center of The City University of New York present The State of African American and African Diaspora Studies: Methodology, Pedagogy, and Research, a conference designed to bring together scholars, students, and the general public to assess the current state of African American and African Diaspora Studies as an intellectual field of inquiry. It will provide an opportunity for scholars to examine ways in which the study and teaching of the Black experience have evolved since the 1960s. The conference will take place on January 6-8, 2011 at the Schomburg Center and at the Graduate Center, The City University of New York.

Thursday, January 6, 2011
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture

7:00 p.m.   
Tribute to Howard Dodson, retiring Director of the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture

7:30-7:45 p.m.   
Readings by Ms. Ruby Dee

7:45-9:30 p.m.   
Opening Plenary Session: Taking Stock: The Evolution of African American and Africa Diaspora Studies Since the 1960s
Moderator: Howard Dodson, Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture
Panelists: Cathy Cohen, The University of Chicago, Johnnetta Cole, Smithsonian Institution, Vincent Harding, Iliff School of Theology, Maulana Karenga, California State University, Long Beach, Khalil Gibran Muhammad, University of Indiana: Director designate of the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture

On-site Registration $20, Students: Free with ID

** See attached January 6-8, 2011 conference schedule.

Sponsored by:
The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture
The Institute for Research on the African Diaspora in the Americas and the Caribbean (IRADAC) of the Graduate Center of The City University of New York
The Program in Black Studies of The City College of The City University of New York


Hotel & Travel

Hotel Information:
Hotel Pennsylvania
401 Seventh Avenue
New York NY 10001-2062
Toll Free Reservation: 800-223-8585
Conference Rates:  Single - Double $109.00;  - 2 Beds $129.00

Individuals must call the Hotel Pennsylvania during business hours to reserve their room under the group name SCHOMBURG CENTER FOR RESEARCH IN BLACK CULTURE.  Make reservations by December 24th 2010.

Travel Information:
American Airlines
Group Name: SCHOMBURG CENTER
Authorization Number: 9411AD

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