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Freedom's Issue: The Enlightenment, Scientific Racism, and Chattel Slavery

Monday, July 18, 2011 - 6:05pm
LaRose T. Parris/ LaGuardia Community College-CUNY

The 43rd annual convention of the Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA) will be held March 15-18th, 2012 in Rochester, New York. Rochester is the site of the home, publication operations, and orations of Frederick Douglass, where he edited the North Star and delivered his famous speech, "What to the Slave is the Fourth of July?" Building on the thesis of Douglass' speech, this panel will explore how Douglass, David Walker, and other nineteenth-century Africana abolitionists challenged slavery by revealing the paradox of the Enlightenment's rights of man doctrine: freedom was conceptualized as Africans were enslaved and colonized throughout the Diaspora.

2012 Global Interdisciplinary Conference on Analyzing Democracy

Monday, July 18, 2011 - 11:07am
Global Research Studies

2012 Global Interdisciplinary Conference on Analyzing Democracy

March 2-3, 2012
St. Louis University Campus
St. Louis, MO USA

"In a democracy the poor will have more power than the rich, because there are more of them, and the will of the majority is supreme." – Aristotle

What is this entity which we call democracy? Scholars and paupers alike have debated the multi-faceted dream of true democracy; but does democracy, in its defined form, truly exist?

This project launch aims to take an inter- and multi-disciplinary look at the form of political system known as democracy. We invite all to participate in this debate and subsequent publishing project that is intended to shape and mold the future of democracy.

2012 Global Interdisciplinary Conference on Visual Literacy

Monday, July 18, 2011 - 11:04am
Global Research Studies

2012 Global Interdisciplinary Conference on Visual Literacy

March 9-10, 2012
St. Louis Hilton
St. Louis, MO USA
"I think in pictures…" – Temple Grandin
"Visual literacy is a set of abilities that enables an individual to effectively find, interpret, evaluate, use, and create images and visual media." - The Association of College and Research Libraries Image Resources Interest Group
This research and study launch aims to take an in depth look at visual literacy from an inter- and multi-disciplinary perspective. The following is a list of key areas of development. You may submit your abstract in regards to any of these key areas or any research and study area that is relevant to this subject matter:

Call for papers: Radical Criminology journal

Saturday, July 16, 2011 - 9:45pm
Radical Criminology

Now Seeking Submissions
for a new journal:
Radical Criminology

revolutionary / indigenous / feminist / anti-racist
anarchist / libertarian socialist / autonomist marxist
and/or insurrectionist perspectives on crime and the state

New Voices 2011: Madness and Revolt

Friday, July 15, 2011 - 7:55am
Association of Art Historians Student Members Committee

AAH New Voices 2011
Madness and Revolt
25 November 2011
University of Edinburgh

'Quite apart from stressing the perfectly inspired nature of the expressions of certain madmen, to the extent that we are able to appreciate them, we affirm the absolute legitimacy of their conception of reality, and of any action resulting from it.'

--Letter to the Head Doctors of Insane Asylums,
La Révolution surréaliste. No.3. April 1925

Keynote Speaker: Dr Sabine Wieber, University of Glasgow