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International Conference: Africa Beyond Africa: The Future of Cultural, Social, and Scientific Research
May 16, 2014 - May 17, 2014Free
A companion to the KONGO across the WATERS exhibition, this international conference recognizes the many, and often changing, roles that contemporary museums must fill to remain relevant and viable societal institutions. The conference showcases research from multiple perspectives addressing issues related to identity, presentation, representation, community, and cross-community engagement, and to the intersections between the arts, science, and technology and their capacities for building knowledge and understanding to sustain healthy, productive, and prosperous communities.
Featured presenters include:
Johnnetta B. Cole, Director, African-American Museum, Smithsonian Institution
Guido Gryseels, Director, Museum for Central Africa
Yves Abrioux, Professor of English Literature, University of Paris 8
Bambi Ceuppens, Department of Colonial History, Royal Museum for Central Africa
Corinne Kratz, Professor Emerita, Institute of African Studies and Department of Anthropology, Emory University
Constantine Petridis, Curator of African Art, Cleveland Museum of Art
Kavita Singh, School of Arts and Aesthetics, Jawaharial Nehru University, New Delhi
Rebecca Nagy, Director, Samuel P. Harn Museum of Art, University of Florida
Sylvie Kande, Department of History and Philosophy, The College at Old Westbury—State University of New York
Mvemba Phezo Dizolele, Peter J. Duignan Distinguished Visiting Fellow, Stanford University’s Hoover Institution
Georgia Tech Global Learning Center | 84 5th St NW, Atlanta, GA 30308
Georgia Tech Student Center Student Center | 350 Ferst Drive NW, Atlanta GA 30332
Booth Western Art Museum | 501 N Museum Dr, Cartersville, GA 30120
For more information on the program, featured speakers, and to register to this free conference, please click here, or contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
The conference is organized by the Georgia Institute of Technology Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts and the Royal Museum for Central Africa (RMCA) in Tervuren, Belgium.