“Black Mobilities within the Atlantic World” – •

[Many thanks to Peter Jordens for bringing this item to our attention.] The Institute for Black Atlantic Analysis, College of Central Lancashire, sends a name for papers for the hybrid convention “Black Mobilities within the Atlantic World,” to happen on January 13-14, 2022. The deadline for proposals is October 31, 2021. [For more information, contact Dr. Astrid Haas at ahaas2@uclan.ac.uk and see below.]

Name for Papers: ‘Black Mobilities within the Atlantic World’
13-14 January 2022, Preston campus and on-line

Practices and discourses of mobility have been essential for the Black expertise throughout the Atlantic World. Civilisations from Africa and Europe have been in touch since antiquity, and interactions between Africa and the Americas might date again to premodern occasions as nicely. Later, Atlantic slavery and the globalised financial system it enabled relied on the cell placement and displacement of unfree black labour on each side of the ocean. The acts and actions of Black resistance and liberation within the circum-Atlantic resulted from and additional enabled the discursive and corporeal mobilisation of Black people and teams, from slave revolts to Black Lives Matter. Furthermore, many works of Black cultural expressions not solely resulted from varied types of Black mobility however, in flip, additionally sought to engender such mobilities themselves.

The convention Black Mobilities within the Atlantic World desires to discover types and developments of Black mobilities throughout the circum-Atlantic area from the colonial period to the current. It seeks to bridge typically separately-studied fields equivalent to Black Diaspora Research, Space Research, Transnational and Mobility Research to enhance—and complicate—the discourses of Black mobilities within the Atlantic World. We notably want to talk about, on the one hand, the intersectionalities between social identification classes equivalent to ethnicity, gender, class, or faith, within the context of African and Black diasporic mobilities within the circum-Atlantic. Then again, we’re involved in addressing the interplay between social, cultural, or financial practices and discourses. This consists of particularly articulations of socio-cultural experiences in communal and particular person narratives, visible and performing artwork types, or socio-political actions in addition to the operate of some of these articulations within the formation of particular person and collective identities.

The convention invitations shows on Black mobilities in and among the many Americas, Africa and Europe from a wide range of educational disciplines, equivalent to historical past literature, artwork historical past, music, social or political science, amongst others. It notably seeks to interact with, although not limiting itself to, the next varieties of Black diasporic mobility within the Americas:

  • the bodily mobility and mobilisation of Black individuals throughout geographic areas
  • their social, financial, and/or cultural mobility and mobilisation between totally different cultures and social strata; and/or
  • their discursive mobilities and mobilisation, that’s, their makes use of of various varieties and practices of social and/or inventive discourses for functions of Black empowerment and mobilisation.

Whereas the convention’s major language will likely be English, papers can also be delivered in French or Spanish. Please designate your language in your proposal.

We’re planning the convention to happen in a hybrid format on UCLan’s Preston campus and on-line, with the choice to maneuver totally on-line if crucial. Convention session occasions will likely be devised to accommodate on-line contributors from totally different time zones. Please state your supposed participation format in your proposal.

For scholar and unwaged contributors in search of to attend the occasion in Preston, a restricted variety of journey bursaries is accessible. Please be aware that these might not cowl all bills.

Please ship paper proposals of as much as 350 phrases, along with a brief creator bio of max.150 phrases to the convention convenor, Astrid Haas, by October 31, 2021. Notifications about acceptance will likely be despatched out by mid-November.


Dr. Astrid Haas
Institute for Black Atlantic Analysis
College of Humanities, Language and World Research
College of Central Lancashire
Preston PR1 2HE, UK
Contact: ahaas2[at]uclan.ac.uk

Obtain and Sharing Choices:

Name for Papers as PDF file: PDF: Black Mobilities CfP 
and as a JPG file: JPG: Black Mobilities CfP

Supply: https://ibaruclan.com/conference-black-mobilities-in-the-atlantic-world


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