CFP: Dred Scott 150 Years Later (11/10/06; 3/30/07-3/31/07)

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Scott Hancock
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Dred Scott 150 Years Later: Interrogating Citizenship, Identity, and
Race in the Afircan Diaspora

The 13th annual interdisciplinary conference hosted by the Central
Pennsylvania Consortium will examine contemporary and historical issues
of citizenship, identity, ethnicity and race in the African Diaspora
from the era of Dred Scott to the present. The struggle for citizenship
that Dred Scott underwent from 1847 to 1857 has been repeated in
different forms across the African world. The organizers welcome
proposals from a wide range of disciplines-history, law, literature,
economics, sociology, education, and others-in order to draw academics
and artists to investigate how people of African descent have struggled
for, shaped, challenged, or broadened notions of citizenship, identity,
ethnicity, and race from disciplinary and inter/multi disciplinary
perspectives at both the national and transnational levels. The
conference will convene from March 30-31, 2007 at Gettysburg College.
Please visit the conference website for a fuller description of panels
and the conference:

Paper and panel proposals may be sent to: Deadline for submissions is
Nov. 10, 2006.

Scott Hancock
Chair, Africana Studies Program
Box 2541
Gettysburg College
Gettysburg, PA 17325

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