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Afroeuropeans 2017


Programme


You can view and download the programme HERE (updated 5 July 2017)

The printable version of the session programme with individual abstracts is found HERE (updated 4 July 2017)

Please click on the session name in the overall programme below to view the abstracts.

Thursday 6 July

8.30 - 10.00    REGISTRATION                                                                                                  
 Linna building lobby, -1 floor
 
10.00 - 12.00    CONFERENCE OPENING
 Lecture Hall Väinö Linna, -1 floor
 Katariina Mustakallio, Vice Rector, University of Tampere
 Anna Rastas, convenor, University of Tampere
 
10.30 - 12.00  KEYNOTE ADDRESS (Lecture Hall Väinö Linna, -1 floor)
 PROFESSOR PAUL GILROY
 American and English Literature, King's College London
 
 On the necessity and the impossibility of being a black European
 [a 2017 re-mix] or the value of Antiracism in the Alt-right era
 
 Chair: Mulki Al-Sharmani, Academy of Finland Research Fellow, University of Helsinki
 
12.00 - 13.30  (Lunch break)
 
13.30 - 15.00  PARALLEL SESSIONS A (90 min):
 
 CONTEMPORARY BLACK BRITISH WOMEN’S WRITING: TOWARD INNOVATION
 IN LANGUAGE, FORM AND GENRE 1/2
 Organizers: Elisabeth Bekers & Helen Cousins
 
 WESTERN MUSEUMSCAPES AND THE POLITICAL AESTHETICS OF DECOLONISATION:
 AFRICAN AND DIASPORAN ARTS ACTIVISTS AGITATING FOR CHANGE 
 Organizer: Carol Ann Dixon
 
 REMAPPING BORDERS: DIASPORIC ENTANGLEMENTS AND THE RELOCATION OF 
 AFRO-EUROPEAN AGENCY
 Organizers: Polo Moji & Anita Virga
 
 REVISITING AFRICAN DIASPORIC PRACTICES AND THE HISTORIOGRAPHY OF
 EUROPEAN MUSICAL TRADITIONS
 Organizers: Tina Karina Ramnarine, Antti-Ville Kärjä & Elina Seye
 
15.00 - 15.15  Coffee break (Linna building lobby, -1 floor)
15.15 - 17.15  PARALLEL SESSIONS B (90 min or 120 min):
 
 CONTEMPORARY BLACK BRITISH WOMEN’S WRITING: TOWARD INNOVATION
 IN LANGUAGE, FORM AND GENRE 2/2
 Organizers: Elisabeth Bekers & Helen Cousins
 
 BRIDGING THE GAP: BUILDING ARCHIVES, BUILDING HISTORIES
 Organizers: Sharmilla Beezmohun & Maggi Morehouse
 
 RACE, RACISM, AND ANTI-RACISM: THE SOVIET AND RUSSIAN DISCONTENTS
 Organizer: Maxim Matusevich
 
 TRANSNATIONAL FINNISH SOMALI FAMILIES: NAVIGATING RACISM,
 NAVIGATING MUSLIMNESS
 Organizer: Mulki Al-Sharmani
 
 SOCIAL JUSTICE AND HUMAN RIGHTS IN AFROEUROPE
 Organizers: Ojeaku Nwabuzo & Enrique Tessieri
 
18.00 - 20.00    THE CITY OF TAMPERE RECEPTION
 Venue: Tullikamari - Klubi, address: Tullikamarin aukio 2
 (approx. 5 min walk from the conference venue)
 
20.00  CULTURAL PROGRAMME: BLACK BRITISH POETRY NIGHT
 Venue: Tullikamari - Klubi, address: Tullikamarin aukio 2
 (The entrance fee to the poetry night is included in the conference registration fee)

           
Friday 7 July

8.30 - 10.00      PARALLEL SESSIONS C (90 min):                                                                        
 
 WRITING AND TRANSLATING NEW AFRICAN DIASPORA AND 
 BLACK IDENTITIES IN EUROPE 1/2
 Organizers: Kpêdétin Mariquian Ahouansou, Natasha A. Kelly & Olive Vassell
 
 YOUTH, RACE, AND CULTURE IN AFRO-EUROPE 1/2
 Organizer: Emily Marker
 
 AFRICA IN SOCIALIST AND POST-SOCIALIST EUROPE:
 CULTURAL ENCOUNTERS AND LEGACY 1/2
  Organizers: Svetlana Boltovskaja & Gesine Drews-Sylla
 
 DECOLONIZING KNOWLEDGE PRODUCTION ON BLACK EUROPE AND
 THE AFRICAN DIASPORA 1/2
 Organizer: Stephen Small
 
 TEACHING BLACK EUROPEAN HISTORY
 Organizer: Jeff Bowersox
 
 URBAN CULTURE – RURAL PAROCHIALISM? EUROPEAN CITYSCAPES AND PERIPHERIES 
 IN AFRICAN (DIASPORIC) LITERATURES
 Organizers: Janine Hauthal & Anna-Leena Toivanen
 
 FROM SPEECHLESS EMISSARIES TO TRANSNATIONAL CITIZENS?
 EUROPEAN-AFRICAN DIASPORAS’ ENGAGEMENTS WITH GLOBAL HUMANITARIANISM
 Organizers: Giuseppe Grimaldi & Elisa Pascucci
 
10.00 - 10.15  Coffee break (Linna building lobby, -1 floor
10.15 - 11.45  PARALLEL SESSIONS D (90 min):
 
 WRITING AND TRANSLATING NEW AFRICAN DIASPORA
 AND BLACK IDENTITIES IN EUROPE 2/2
 Organizers: Kpêdétin Mariquian Ahouansou, Natasha A. Kelly & Olive Vassell
 
 YOUTH, RACE, AND CULTURE IN AFRO-EUROPE 2/2
 Organizer: Emily Marker
 
 DECOLONIZING KNOWLEDGE PRODUCTION ON BLACK EUROPE 
 AND THE AFRICAN DIASPORA 2/2
 Organizer: Stephen Small
 
 AFRICA IN SOCIALIST AND POST-SOCIALIST EUROPE:
 CULTURAL ENCOUNTERS AND LEGACY 2/2
 Organizers: Svetlana Boltovskaja & Gesine Drews-Sylla
 
 AFROPEAN FIRSTS - BLACKNESS IN CULTURAL HERITAGE AND VISUAL ARTS IN EUROPE
 Organizers: Sasha Huber Saarikko, Jeannette Ehlers & Adelaide Bannerman
 Moderator: Temi Odomosu
 
11.45 - 12.45  (Lunch break)
 
12.45 - 13.45  KEYNOTE ADDRESS (Lecture Hall Väinö Linna, -1 floor)
 PROFESSOR ELISA JOY WHITE 
 University of California at Davis
 Vice President, Association for the Study of the Worldwide African Diaspora (ASWAD)
 
 Tales of Black Border Talk (and Other Anomalies in Mad Populist Times)
 
 Chair: Anitta Kynsilehto, Academy of Finland Postdoctoral Researcher, University of Tampere
 
13.45 - 14.45  KEYNOTE ADDRESS (Lecture Hall Väinö Linna, -1 floor)
 LL.M. DOMENICA GHIDEI BIIDU
 Member of European Commission against Racism and Intolerance (ECRI)
 
 Human Rights approach to enhance the rights of People of Africa descent in Europe
 
 Chair: Anitta Kynsilehto, Academy of Finland Postdoctoral Researcher, University of Tampere
 
14.45 - 15.00  Coffee break (Linna building lobby, -1 floor)
15.00 - 16.30   PARALLEL SESSIONS E (90 min):
 
 AFROEUROPEAN MODES OF SELF-DEFINITION:
 BLACKNESS, AFRICANNESS, AND EUROPEANNESS IN THE MAKING 1/3 
 Organizers: Marleen De Witte & Serena Scarabello
 
 THE BLACK MEDITERRANEAN: LIMINALITY, BLACK SUBJECTIVITY, AND POST-/LIBERALISM 1/2
 Organizer: Camilla Hawthorne
 
 AFROEUROPEAN PAST, PRESENT AND FUTURE 1/2
 Organizers: Marta Sofía López Rodríguez & Leonardo Custódio
 
 MAKING BLACK HISTORIES VISIBLE IN MULTIPLE BRITISH CULTURAL CONTEXTS 1/2
 Organizers: Alan Rice & Izabella Penier
 
 AFROEUROPEAN FAMILIES: GENERATIONS, IDENTIFICATIONS AND SENSE OF BELONGING
 Organizer: Marja Tiilikainen
 
16.30 - 16.45  Coffee break (Linna building lobby, -1 floor)
16.45 - 18.15  PARALLEL SESSIONS F (90 min or 120 min.):
or 18.45  
 AFROEUROPEAN MODES OF SELF-DEFINITION:
 BLACKNESS, AFRICANNESS, AND EUROPEANNESS IN THE MAKING 2/3 
 Organizers: Marleen De Witte & Serena Scarabello
 
 THE BLACK MEDITERRANEAN: LIMINALITY, BLACK SUBJECTIVITY,
 AND POST-/LIBERALISM 2/2 
 Organizer: Camilla Hawthorne
 
 AFROEUROPEAN PAST, PRESENT AND FUTURE 2/2 
 Organizers: Marta Sofía López Rodríguez & Leonardo Custódio
 
 MAKING BLACK HISTORIES VISIBLE IN MULTIPLE BRITISH CULTURAL CONTEXTS 2/2
 Organizers: Alan Rice & Izabella Penier
 
 CHILDREN OF THE AFRICAN DIASPORA IN EUROPE; AFROEUROPEAN YOUTH CULTURES
 Organizer: Laia Narciso Pedro
 
 AFRO-SWEDISH CULTURAL POLITICS AND PERFORMANCE
 Organizers: Ryan T. Skinner & Monica L. Miller
 Moderator: Ylva Habel
 
19.00 - 20.00  AFROEUROPEANS: BLACK CULTURES AND IDENTITIES IN EUROPE
 RESEARCH NETWORK MEETING
 Lecture Hall Väinö Linna, -1 floor
 Open for all conference participants
 
 
 EVENING: CULTURAL PROGRAMME
 See the Fest Afrika Festival programme. Tickets for concerts at Klubi can be bought during
 the Black Poetry Night on Thursday 7 July or at Klubi entrance.



Saturday 8 July

9.00 - 10.30     PARALLEL SESSIONS G (90 min):                                                                                      
 
 GEOGRAPHIES OF BLACKNESS: PERFORMING AFRICANNESS THROUGH
 ART AND ACTIVISM IN EUROPE
 Organizer: Teju N. Adisa-Farrar
 
 AFROEUROPEAN MODES OF SELF-DEFINITION: 
 BLACKNESS, AFRICANNESS, AND EUROPEANNESS IN THE MAKING 3/3 
 Organizers: Marleen De Witte & Serena Scarabello
 
 ACHIEVERS AND PERFORMERS: EXPLORING THE MERITOCRATIC PRINCIPLE
 IN AFROEUROPEAN NARRATIVES
 Organizer: Eva Ulrike Pirker
 
 THE BODY CULTURES IN EUROPE: SPORT AND AFRICAN DIASPORA
 Moderator: Anna-Kaisa Kuusisto-Arponen
 
 MOBILIZATIONS, SOLIDARITIES AND POLITICS
 Organizers: Suvi Keskinen & Anitta Kynsilehto
 
 AFRICAN DIASPORA CONSORTIUM: COMMUNICATION AND UPLIFT THROUGH THE ARTS
 AS A TOOL FOR SOCIAL JUSTICE AND HUMAN RIGHTS
 Organizer: João Craveirinha
 
10.30 - 10.45  Coffee break (Linna building lobby, -1 floor)
10.45 - 11.45  KEYNOTE ADDRESS (Lecture Hall Väinö Linna, -1 floor)
 DR. HENRY MAINSAH
 Marie Curie Fellow, Centre for Interdisciplinary Methodologies, University of Warwick
 
 Social media, creative citizenship and diaspora
 
 Chair: Kaarina Nikunen, Professor of Media and Communication Research, University of Tampere
 
11.45 - 12.30  KEYNOTE ADDRESS (Lecture Hall Väinö Linna, -1 floor)
 JOHNY PITTS
 Writer, photographer, broadcaster, founder of afropean.com
 
 Afropean: Documenting Black Europe, Now
 
 Chair: Leonardo Custódio, Postdoctoral Researcher, Institute for Advanced Social Research, University of Tampere
 
12.30 – 13.30  (Lunch break)
 
13.30 - 15.00  PARALLEL SESSIONS H (90 min):
 
 REFUGEES FROM AFRICA IN EUROPE
 Organizers: Anitta Kynsilehto & Eeva Puumala
 
 CLAIMING SPACES, CREATING PLACES: BLACK ACTIVISM AND THE MEDIASPHERE
 Organizers: Mark Stein, Felipe Espinoza Garrido & Julian Wacker
 
 MUSIC IN THE CONSTRUCTION OF BLACK IDENTITIES IN EUROPE
 Organizer: Ana Stela de Almeida Cunha
 Moderator: Elina Seye
15.00 - 15.15  Coffee break (Linna building lobby, -1 floor)
15.15 - 16.00  CLOSING REMARKS AND END OF CONFERENCE
 Lecture Hall Väinö Linna, -1 floor
 
 EVENING: CULTURAL PROGRAMME
 See the Fest Afrika Festival programme. Tickets for concerts at Klubi can be bought during
 the Black Poetry Night on Thursday 7 July or at Klubi entrance.

                   
                       
                     
                       
                    

                       
                      

                       
                       

                      

                       
                       


                       
                     

               
                       
                      

   

                      
                        
                     

                      
                     

                      
                      
                     

                      
                        
                     

                      
                     

                      
                     
                      

                       
                      
                     

  

                       
                       
              

                       
                      

                       
                       
                      

                       
                       
                       

                       
                       
                      

  

  
                      

                        
                      

                      

            

  
                      

                      

                       

                      
                      
                     

                      
                     

                      
                     

                      
                     

                      
                     

  

                        
                       
                       
                       

                        
                      

                        
                      

                       
                      

                       
                       
                            
                       
                      

   

                      
                
                     

                      
                      
                     

                      
                      
                     

                       
                      

                      
                     

                      
                     
                     

 
                           

                      

                   

    

                         
                     

 

                      
                     

                      
                     

                      
                      


                      


 














 
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