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El significado de la negritud / El significado de ser negro II
The Meaning of Blackness / Significance of Being Black II

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<p style="direction:ltr;font-size:14px;line-height:1.4em;color:#444;font-family:"Helvetica Neue",Helvetica,Arial,sans-serif;margin:0 0 1em"><strong>CALL OF PAPERS: THE MEANING OF BLACKNESS / SIGNIFICANCE OF BEING BLACK II</strong></p>
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<p style="direction:ltr;font-size:14px;line-height:1.4em;color:#444;font-family:"Helvetica Neue",Helvetica,Arial,sans-serif;margin:0 0 1em">El significado de la negritud / El significado de ser negro II<br>
The Meaning of Blackness / Significance of Being Black II</p>
<p style="direction:ltr;font-size:14px;line-height:1.4em;color:#444;font-family:"Helvetica Neue",Helvetica,Arial,sans-serif;margin:0 0 1em">Universidad de Costa Rica<br>
San Pedro, Costa Rica<br>
February 12-14, 2016</p>
<p style="direction:ltr;font-size:14px;line-height:1.4em;color:#444;font-family:"Helvetica Neue",Helvetica,Arial,sans-serif;margin:0 0 1em">The second conference on "The Meaning of Blackness" will be held at the Universidad de Costa Rica on February 12-14, 2016. The conference follows on the first, successful, conference which was held in February 2014, whose proceedings are being published in Spanish and as an e-book by Universidad de Costa Rica Press and in English in the Harriet Tubman Series on the African Diaspora, Africa World Press.<br>
For the 2014 Conference, see <a style="text-decoration:underline;color:#2585b2" href="http://simposio2014costarica.blogspot.com/" target="_blank">http://simposio2014costarica.blogspot.com/</a></p>
<p style="direction:ltr;font-size:14px;line-height:1.4em;color:#444;font-family:"Helvetica Neue",Helvetica,Arial,sans-serif;margin:0 0 1em">The 2016 Congress is organized around the following themes:</p>
<p style="direction:ltr;font-size:14px;line-height:1.4em;color:#444;font-family:"Helvetica Neue",Helvetica,Arial,sans-serif;margin:0 0 1em">A. Hispanic America and Perceptions of Blacks in the Nation<br>
1. Costa Rica, Central America and the Caribbean: Perceptions of Blackness<br>
2. Arts, Literature, Music, and Dance in Popular Imagination<br>
3. Economic and Political Expressions of Blackness</p>
<p style="direction:ltr;font-size:14px;line-height:1.4em;color:#444;font-family:"Helvetica Neue",Helvetica,Arial,sans-serif;margin:0 0 1em">B. Blackness in the Global Context<br>
1. Skin Color in Establishing Social Distance<br>
2. Scarification, Hair, Skin and Image<br>
3. Definitions of Mulatto, Pardo, Ladino, Nigger, and Noir</p>
<p style="direction:ltr;font-size:14px;line-height:1.4em;color:#444;font-family:"Helvetica Neue",Helvetica,Arial,sans-serif;margin:0 0 1em">C. Identity, Dignity and Citizenship<br>
1. Biographical Accounts of Blackness<br>
2. Church, State and the Legal Code on Blackness<br>
3. Dissemination of Knowledge of Africanity<br>
A related workshop for teachers and the Costa Rican judiciary will be held in association with the Conference. Simultaneous translation in English and Spanish will be provided.</p>
<p style="direction:ltr;font-size:14px;line-height:1.4em;color:#444;font-family:"Helvetica Neue",Helvetica,Arial,sans-serif;margin:0 0 1em">Individuals interested in presenting papers on the themes of the conference should send their proposals and a brief c.v. to Leidy Alpízar at <a style="text-decoration:underline;color:#2585b2" href="mailto:leidy.alpizar@ucr.ac.cr" target="_blank">leidy.alpizar@ucr.ac.cr</a> or<a style="text-decoration:underline;color:#2585b2" href="mailto:catedraafricacaribe.vd@ucr.ac.cr" target="_blank">catedraafricacaribe.vd@ucr.ac.cr</a> . Proposals for papers will only be considered if they fit within one of the themes. Proposals must be accompanied by an abstract.</p>
<p style="direction:ltr;font-size:14px;line-height:1.4em;color:#444;font-family:"Helvetica Neue",Helvetica,Arial,sans-serif;margin:0 0 1em">Please note that individuals are expected to cover the costs of travel and accommodation. There is a registration fee that will cover the costs of superb Costa Rican coffee for our breaks and the expenses of a live band and food for the evening reception at Chez Gidan Zaki in San Ramón de Tres Ríos on the final evening of the conference.</p>
<p style="direction:ltr;font-size:14px;line-height:1.4em;color:#444;font-family:"Helvetica Neue",Helvetica,Arial,sans-serif;margin:0 0 1em">Details for accommodation near the University and locations of reasonably priced restaurants, also close to the University, will be provided later. A limited number of subsidies for graduate students will be provided.</p>
<p style="direction:ltr;font-size:14px;line-height:1.4em;color:#444;font-family:"Helvetica Neue",Helvetica,Arial,sans-serif;margin:0 0 1em">ORGANIZERS:<br>
Rina Cáceres, Cátedra de Estudios de África y el Caribe, Universidad de Costa Rica<br>
Paul E. Lovejoy, Canada Research Chair in African Diaspora History, York University</p>
<p style="direction:ltr;font-size:14px;line-height:1.4em;color:#444;font-family:"Helvetica Neue",Helvetica,Arial,sans-serif;margin:0 0 1em">Sponsors: Contact:<br>
Universidad de Costa Rica <a style="text-decoration:underline;color:#2585b2" href="mailto:rina.caceres@ucr.ac.cr" target="_blank">rina.caceres@ucr.ac.cr</a><br>
The Harriet Tubman Institute, York University <a style="text-decoration:underline;color:#2585b2" href="mailto:plovejoy@yorku.ca" target="_blank">plovejoy@yorku.ca</a></p>
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