Conference Program

 

Thursday April 21st
8:00-8:45 Registration and Check-In (12th Floor Heller Hall)
9:00-11:00 Welcome Address and Open Discussion (1210 Heller Hall)

Delivered by: Dr. Helena Pohlandt-McCormick, Department of History, University of Minnesota and Dr. Gary Minkley, SARChI Chair in Social Change, University of Fort Hare, and Paul Vig, PhD Candidate, Department of History, University of Minnesota

Recommended Reading: Luis de Miranda, “Is A New Life Possible? Deleuze and the Lines,” Deleuze Studies No. 7, Vol. 1(2013): 106–152.

11:00-11:15 Coffee Break (1210 Heller Hall)
11:15-12:25 Queer African Studies Roundtable (1210 Heller Hall)

Elliot James, Danai S. Mupotsa, Taiwo Adetunji Osinubi, Jigna Desai

Recommended Reading: Keguro Macharia, “African Queer Studies,” Gukira With(Out) Predicates (blog), August 24th 2014, https://gukira.wordpress.com/2014/08/24/african-queer-studies/ and “On Being Area-Studied: A Litany of Complaint,” GLQ: A Journal of Lesbian and Gay Studies No. 2, Vol. 2 (2016): 183-189.

12:30-2:00 Lunch (Provided by AHGSC for all Conference Participants in 1210 Heller Hall)
2:00-3:00 Usakos: Photographs Beyond Ruins,” curated by Paul Grendon, Giorgio Meischer, Lorena Rizzo and Tina Smith (Regis West Gallery, 1st Floor)

Introductory comments from exhibition curators, Dr. Giorgio Miescher and Dr. Lorena Rizzo, followed by a brief Q&A session.

4:00-6:00 Newes from the Dead”: an unnatural moment in the history of Natural Philosophy,” as part of the Institute for Advanced Study (IAS) Thursdays at Four Lecture Series (Crosby Seminar Room, 240 Northrop)

Delivered by: Dr. Jane Taylor, Wole Soyinka Chair of Drama and Theatre Studies at the University of Leeds

Recommended Reading: Laura Gowing, “Secret Births and Infanticide in Seventeenth-Century England,” Past & Present, No. 156(1997): 87-115.

Friday April 22nd
8:00-8:45 Registration and Check-In (12th Floor Heller Hall)
9:00-11:00 Panel 1A: 1210 Heller Hall

Panel Chair: Paul Vig

(Post)Colonial Presents and the Reproduction of Racialized Space

Melanie Boehi, Sarah Godsell, Alicia Lazzarini, Danai S. Mupotsa, Nqobile Zulu

Panel 1B: 537 Heller Hall (ICGC)

Panel Chair: Jessica Farrell

Archival Disruptions: Exploring the Temporalities of Medical and Ethnographic Archives in Africa

Sinazo Mtshemla, Julia Cummiskey, Marissa Mika

11:00-11:15 Coffee Break (1210 Heller Hall)
11:15-12:45 Panel 2A: 1210 Heller Hall

Panel Chair: Gabriale Payne

Disciplinary Cartographies: Interrogating the Imperatives of World History and Area Studies

Leslie Witz, Jessica Farrell, Thomas Wolfe

Panel 2B: 537 Heller Hall (ICGC)

Panel Chair: Janeke Thumbran

Experiencing Race: (Re)Deployments of Racial Constructions, Depictions, and Registers

Ana Cláudia dos Santos São Bernardo, Bryan Schmidt, Elizabeth Williams

12:45-2:00 Lunch (Provided by AHGSC for all Conference Participants in 1210 Heller Hall)
2:00-3:30 Panel 3A: 1210 Heller Hall

Panel Chair: Virgil Slade

Ethnography to Sociology: African Grids of Intelligibility and Social Thought

Jonathan Schoots, Louisa Rice, Christopher Kirchgasler

Panel 3B: 537 Heller Hall (ICGC)

Panel Chair: Elliot James

After the Event: Power, Memory and Violence

Ahmed Sh. Ibrahim, Lidwien Kapteijns, George Agbo

4:00-6:00 Keynote Address, delivered by Dr. Jane Taylor, with reception to follow (West Bank Union Auditorium aka West Bank 20, Wiley Hall)
Saturday April 23rd
9:00-11:00 Panel 4A: 1210 Heller Hall

Panel Chair: Janeke Thumbran

Thinking with Space in Historical Analysis

Julia Büchele, Noah Gasser & Dominic Westhoff,  Giorgio Miescher

Panel 4B: 537 Heller Hall (ICGC)

Panel Chair: Paul Vig

Multimodal Mixing: Interdisciplinary Methods to Exploring Identity, Orality and Power for Black/African diasporas

Hawa Y. Mire, Suban Nur Cooley, Shewonda Leger

11:00-11:15 Coffee Break (1210 Heller Hall)
11:15-12:45 Panel 5A: 1210 Heller Hall

Panel Chair: Jessica Farrell

Archival Disruptions: Interrogating the Mnemotechnics of Conventional Historical Imaginaries

Heather Wares, Helena Pohlandt-McCormick & Gary Minkley, Adam Blackler

Panel 5B: 537 Heller Hall (ICGC)

Panel Chair: Virgil Slade

Making ‘Space’ for Gender: Alternate Narratives and the Pursuit of New Theories and Praxis

Tasoulla Hadjiyanni, Tunji Osinubi, Tara Reyelts

12:45-2:00 Lunch (Provided by AHGSC for all Conference Participants in 1210 Heller Hall)
2:00-3:30 Panel 6A: 1210 Heller Hall

Panel Chair: Gabriale Payne

Orality and the Geography of Texts

Kevin Huselid, Xavier Guégan, Satty Flaherty-Echeverría & Denise  Malauene

6B – Roundtable: 537 Heller Hall (ICGC)

An “Ethical Pedagogy”: Exploring the Fault Lines of ‘Best Practice’ Teaching

Wesley Lummus, Virgil Slade, Elliot James, Tracey Deutsch

4:00-5:30 ICGC Final Reflections Roundtable (1210 Heller Hall)

Paul Vig, Gabriale Payne, Virgil Slade, Janeke Thumbran

6:00 Conference Dinner (1210 Heller Hall)

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