Anticipating Black Futures Symposium
We invite PhD and Early Career Researchers engaging with Black Studies, Black British Studies and related subjects to send an Abstract or Poster submission by: 8 March 2019
Symposium date: Friday, 31st May 2019
Symposium location: Birmingham, UK
Anticipating Black Futures is an interdisciplinary symposium that will consider the futures of Black people in Britain by responding to the lived experiences of now.
In a nation where Black pasts are erased and the present is under threat, how do we begin conceptualising the future? This symposium responds to this curiosity by raising questions about the meanings of Black identities in Britain from this moment of post- Windrush and pre- Brexit. By anticipating the future Black possibilities we can articulate contemporary realities and theorise how to move forward in the present hostile environment.
By legitimising anticipation of the future as a research premise this symposium aims to articulate what it means to be Black in Britain by looking into future possibilities. The symposium will not only benefit those studying Black Studies and its related subjects. It will serve as a platform to further interests across Britain by being open to students in the arts, humanities, social sciences and other disciplines.
We are keen for individual papers and posters with expertise in the following areas, but not limited to:
• Arts, Media and Culture
• Black Feminisms
• Black Masculinities
• Climate and Environment
• Community and Neighbourhoods
• Digital Age and Technology
• Disability, Health and Wellbeing
• Education and Childhood
• Gender, Sex & Sexualities
• Globalisation and Migration
• Politics and Civil Rights
• Racism and Anti-Racism
The submissions will take the form of lightning talks that last 10 minutes or less. We want to encourage dialogue between attendees and presenters to deviate away from the traditional approach to symposiums.
We are also taking submissions for poster presentations. We highly encourage scholars, activists, artists and community workers to submit a poster presentation to share their work-in-progress. Your posters will be displayed throughout the day and you will have ample time during networking breaks to share your work.
For submission requirements: https://blackfuturesuk.wordpress.com/call-for-papers/
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