The shift from the margins to the mainstream has occurred simultaneously, over the last few decades, for two groups that now jointly exert a central influence over contemporary culture and politics: female r’n’b and hip-hop artists, and feminist thinkers and activists. The coming together of these two groups and sensibilities has redefined contemporary popular music (in all senses of musics of black origin), and wider culture and politics, in the West – from the banlieues to the White House, from Black Lives Matter to #MeToo, from Betty Davis to Neneh Cherry, TLC to Aaliyah, Alicia Keys to Iggy Azalea, Beyonce to Ariana Grande, and all points in between.
The 14th International Academy of CIO Annual Conference on September 25th to 27th, 2019 in Taipei, Taiwan is being held at a time of great technology related opportunity and risk. There is opportunity in new product and services that bridge time and space and enable greater access and speed in fields as diverse as government, healthcare, transportation and manufacturing and as part of broad visions such as Japan’s Society 5.0. And there are risks including in the fields of cybersecurity and privacy and also digital divide.
African American and Native American Women Writers
Westin Peachtree Plaza
The Western Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies (www.wsecs.org) invites proposals from all disciplines on the general topic of “The Eighteenth-Century Anthropocene and Biodiversity,” scheduled for Friday and Saturday of Presidents’ Day weekend, February 14-15, 2020, at Colorado State University (Fort Collins, Colorado).
The Plenary Speaker is:
Dr. Joyce Chaplin, Professor of Early American History at Harvard University.
Slices of Everyday Lives
19th and 20th September 2019
Department of Architecture and Newnham College, University of Cambridge
François Penz (Cambridge)
Janina Schupp (Cambridge)
Suzanne MacLeod (Leicester)
Maureen Thomas (Lillehammer/Oslo)
Andong Lu (Nanjing)
£110 (delegate)/ £55 (student)