Call for Proposals for ACASA-sponsored session at CAA 2022 Annual Conference
Chicago, IL; February 16–19, 2022 (Format To Be Determined)
DEADLINE (to send proposals to ACASA for review): APRIL 15th, 2021
Send proposals electronically to Bukky Gbadegesin, (CAA Liaison, firstname.lastname@example.org) and copy (CC) Cynthia Becker (ACASA Secretary, email@example.com).
As an Affiliated Society, ACASA sponsors one guaranteed session at CAA’s annual meeting. We invite proposals for sessions in all areas of the study of the arts of Africa, and we welcome submissions from professionals and scholars at all stages of their careers. The Annual Conference Committee looks for session that cover the breadth of current thought and research in art, art and architectural history, theory and criticism, pedagogical issues, museum and curatorial practice, conservation, and developments in technology.
To submit a proposal to be considered as the ACASA-sponsored session, individuals do not need to be current CAA members. Eventually, please note that all participants and chairs of the selected session will need to be CAA members and register for the conference. The online registration schedule for the CAA 2022 Annual Conference will be announced shortly.
SUBMISSION FOR ACASA CONSIDERATION
ACASA will sponsor either one Complete Session proposal pre-formed with participants and papers/projects chosen in advance or one Session Soliciting Contributors proposal.
The Complete Session option allows a submission for a complete panel pre-formed with participants and papers/projects chosen in advance by session chairs. This session requires advance planning and information gathering by the chair(s). A panel has a chair, no more than four paper presenters, and can include a discussant. A complete session proposal consists of 1) the panel title and abstract; 2) names, email address, phone number, and institutional affiliation of each participant on the panel; 3) paper titles and an abstract for all the papers. The panel abstract should consist of a statement about the topic and a brief summary of the main argument(s) to be explored (no more than 250 words).
The Session Soliciting Contributors option allows a submission for a full session with yet-to-be identified speakers and papers/projects. If selected by ACASA, such sessions will be included in the call for participation (CFP) which opens on August 12, 2021.
GENERAL SUBMISSION GUIDELINES
The following guidelines will help prospective participants complete their proposal:
All sessions will be 90 minutes in length. Please plan accordingly.
In order to submit a proposal to ACASA for consideration, individuals do not need to be current CAA members. However, all participants of the selected ACASA-Sponsored session will need to be current members to finalize the session submission with CAA by April 30th.
CVs are required for panel proposals where the chair and, if applicable, the co-chair are known.
Session descriptions and paper abstracts should be no more than 250 words in length.
The accuracy of information entered into the proposal form (e.g. spelling of names, affiliations, titles) is important, as it will be pulled directly from this database for conference publications such as Abstracts 2022 and on the conference website.
The quality of the panel abstracts is the main criterion for acceptance; a panel with a weak abstract or with two or more weak paper abstracts is unlikely to be accepted. The submission process must be completed online.
Online registration for the CAA 110th Annual Conference will be announced shortly.
April 15, 2021 – Submit proposals for Complete or Session Soliciting Contributors to CAA Liaison, firstname.lastname@example.org and ACASA Secretary, email@example.com.
April 22 – Selected ACASA-sponsored session will be notified.
April 30 – Deadline for submission to CAA of chosen ACASA-sponsored session.
TBA – Online conference registration opens.
The CAA call for proposals is accessible at: http://www.collegeart.org/proposals/
Yoruba Culture and Society
Babcock University, June 21 – 23, 2021
Culture shapes all human civilizations while defining the core of every society. With changes over time and across regions, culture as a whole has an inseparable relationship with the societies in which it lies. To explore just such a connection, the 2021 Atanda Conference intends to examine a culture’s role in shaping society. The primary aim of the conference is to reflect on the various facets of Yoruba culture and analyze their interactions with one another and other cultural influences in a global context. To this end, the conference will discuss the dynamic nature of culture, society, and technology. Simultaneously, the conference intends to create an intellectual space for examining how pan-Yoruba culture has developed and evolved. Additionally, the conference seeks to explore the histories of ethnic and sub-ethnic divisions and alliances. Beyond the specific emphasis on the Yoruba, the overarching focus of the conference will also be to engage with the effects of Yoruba culture and society on the world at large.
The conference is in honor of Professor Joseph Adebowale Atanda, a distinguished historian who was a major participant in developing studies on Yoruba history. Prof. Atanda’s scholarship provided a springboard for reshaping and expanding knowledge about the Yoruba and their cultural epistemology.
Scholars and practitioners are invited to examine diverse aspects of how culture is practiced, including festivals, customs, art, and traditions. The 2021 Atanda conference intends to address core questions of decolonizing society in the contemporary context. For instance, how can the African (Yoruba) culture grow its influence, transmit values, and play decisive roles within current realities? How has the language been used since the nineteenth century to define Yoruba culture, mediate colonial modernity and globalization, and develop post-colonial urban cultures?
Further, conversations surrounding cultural taboos, hierarchies, and oppressions will be tackled. Themes of gender and sexuality will also be addressed in this conference, mainly regarding their perceptions and change over time. The objective of these dialogues is to pluralize the narratives on Yoruba society, culture, and their various dimensions.
We invite submissions on the following sub-themes, in addition to other ideas that the participants may have:
- Archival repository of culture
- Technology and the production of cultural works
- Pan-African cultural development
- African modern society
- Cultural Encounters with the West
- Cultural Encounters with the Arab/Islamic World
- The Yoruba and their neighbors
- Changing Social Institutions
- Cultural divisions of ethnicities
- Gender in society
- Cultural taboos
- International Yoruba cultures
- Sexuality and expression across cultures
- Decolonization in Yoruba society
- Cultural hierarchies and oppressions
- Yoruba intellectual traditions
- Role of religion in society
- Technology’s role in cultural exchange
- Cultural economic practices
- Art, tradition, and customs
- Festivals and celebrations
- Politics in contemporary Yoruba societies
- Behaviors and psychologies of culture
- Nature, Environment, and Culture
- Mythologies and folklore
- Yoruba cultural icons
- Cultural (r)evolutions, mutations, and hegemony
- Music and popular culture
- Traditional Medicine in the age of pandemics
- Yoruba gods and goddesses
- Yoruba cultures and colonial/national boundaries
Contributors are invited to send a short abstract of no more than 250 words on any of the above subject areas as well as a short bio by email to:
Olusegun Olopade firstname.lastname@example.org
Bola Sotunsa email@example.com
Toyin Falola: firstname.lastname@example.org
Abstract Submission: March 30, 2021
Acceptance of abstracts: Latest by April 20th, 2021
Direct all queries to: email@example.com
The official conference website will feature additional information.
Registration will commence on April 20th, 2021
African Critical Inquiry Programme Call For Proposals To Organize A Workshop
The African Critical Inquiry Programme invites proposals from scholars and/or practitioners in public cultural institutions in South Africa to organise a workshop to take place in 2022. The African Critical Inquiry Programme (ACIP) seeks to advance inquiry and debate about the roles and practice of public culture, public cultural institutions and public scholarship in shaping identities and society in Africa.
ACIP Workshops are intended as annual occasions to identify and address critical themes, fundamental questions and pressing practical issues concerning public culture. For instance, Workshops might focus on particular notions and issues related to publics, visuality, museums and exhibitions, art, performance, representational forms, or institutional forms from different methodological, practical, and theoretical vantages. They might examine forms and practices of public scholarship and the theories, histories and systems of thought that shape and illuminate public culture and public scholarship. Workshops should encourage comparative, interdisciplinary, and cross-institutional interchange and reflection that brings into conversation public scholarship in Africa, creative cultural production, and critical theory. Workshop budgets will vary depending on proposed plans; the maximum award is ZAR 60,000.
Applications may be submitted by experienced scholars and cultural practitioners based in universities, museums, and other cultural organizations in South Africa who are interested in creating or reinvigorating interdisciplinary, cross-institutional engagement and understanding and who are committed to training the next generations of scholar-practitioners. Applications may be submitted by a single individual or a pair of individuals who have different institutional affiliations and bring different perspectives, approaches, or specializations to the proposed Workshop theme.
For full information about this opportunity and how to apply, see the full Call for Proposals listed under “ACIP Opportunities” on our website. A list of previously supported ACIP Workshops is also available there: http://www.graduateschool.emory.edu/about/special/acip.html.
Closing Date: Monday 3 May 2021
Research survey: The COVID-19 Impact Survey : African and African Diaspora visual arts community
We invite academics and artists to submit Research Posters that connect to themes outlined below:
The creative sector worldwide has been substantially affected by the global pandemic of COVID-19 and the associated social restrictions. This survey contributes to an understanding of these effects and focuses on the challenges and responses from the African and African Diaspora visual arts community.
The findings will be summarised through a series of blog posts and the production of an illustrative dashboard with public access. Published results are always anonymised. Ultimately the survey will contribute to a research publication which assesses the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the arts community globally.
Your participation is voluntary. If you choose to add your contact details at the end of the survey you will be kept up to date as information is disseminated and asked if you would like to participate in follow up research. There is no obligation to do this.
Who can take part?
Anyone who considers them self an African or African Diaspora person (North or Sub-Saharan African) working in the visual arts can participate. Participants may live or work anywhere in the world.
If you choose to take part, the survey comprises 22 short questions. You do not have to log in or sign up to anything. The survey should take no more than 10 minutes to complete.
Your data will be held confidentially and only used for the research purposes as stated.
Funding for survey
The survey is funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council UK (AHRC) and Midlands4Cities Doctoral Training Partnership UK (M4C) and conducted by a researcher at the University of Birmingham, UK.
The research has been registered for Ethical Review: Reference number ERN_18-1644.
Thank you for taking the time to complete this survey. If you have any questions or feedback, please contact: