The German and Africana Studies Departments are hosting Professor of Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies and Director of the Africana Studies Program Tina Campt of Barnard College/Columbia University next Thursday. Professor Campt will be giving a lecture titled "Racing the Family Narrative: Black German Family Photography and the Stories Pictures (Won't) Tell…" on Thursday, March 28 at 5 pm in Althouse 106. Professor Campt's visit is made possible thanks to the generous support of the Office of Diversity Initiatives, the Women's Center, American Studies, Women and Gender Studies, Joyce Bylander, Special Assistant to the President for Institutional and Diversity Initiatives, and the Max Kade Foundation.
"Racing the Family Narrative: Black German Family Photography and the Stories Pictures (Won't) Tell…"
What historical 'truths' can we read in the visual archive of the African Diaspora in Germany? What narratives of nation, place and belonging do family photographs tell? What narratives do they challenge, dislodge or retell? This presentation uses family photography of Black Germans in the early twentieth century to tell an alternate narrative of race, nation and diaspora for the Black German community. In the process, it asks what we can learn by engaging the multiple truths of still images, and images of dwelling in diaspora.
The Research on Women and Gender by Students (ROWGS) symposium is an annual spring semester event sponsored by the Women's and Gender Studies department and the President's Commission for Women. Students from across the disciplines present their research on women and gender. Student showcase their work, introducing faculty and students to the wide range of research being done across the Dickinson campus. The symposium will feature nine students from the departments of religion, sociology, Spanish, Russian, English, French, Africana studies and women's and gender studies.
The 2013 ROWGS symposium will be held on Saturday, April 20, 2013.
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