The African Cultural Center "Fernando Ortiz", the Provincial Directorate of Culture, the UNESCO Chair of Afro-American Studies of the University of Alcalá, the Chair of AfroCaribbean Studies "Rómulo Lachatañeré", the Directorate of International Relations of the CAP and the Universidad de Oriente, convene the XIX International Conference of African and African-American Culture, to be held in Santiago de Cuba.
The meeting proposes bringing together specialists, scholars and those interested in Africanist and African-American issues to open a space for reflection on the most pressing problems of the subject, from a multidisciplinary perspective.
Social sciences researchers, plastic artists, doctors, filmmakers, musicians, choreographers, dancers, priests and practitioners of popular religions of African origin and those interested in general are invited to establish a debate on the following topics:
I - WORK COMMISSIONS
COMISSION 1: HISTORY AND ETHNOLOGY
COMMISSION 2: LITERATURE AND LINGUISTICS
COMMISSION 3: GENRE RACE AND IDENTITY
COMMISSION 4: RELIGION
II - WORKSHOPS
A- Workshop "Color and shape"
B- Workshop "Images"
C- Workshop "Ancestral rhythms"
D - Workshop "The Mask"
III - SYMPOSIUM: Medicine and Culture
For detailed information on these topics please click here.
How to apply
The works will be identified by: title, names and surnames of the author or authors (only two authors are admitted for each work), scientific degree, teaching category, institution and country of origin, address, telephone, fax, e-mail. In addition to the technical needs for the presentation of the same which will be published translated (English, Spanish,) in the proceedings of the event.
The papers will be presented in a space and a half, in no more than 15-pages, for 15 minutes of exposition, footnotes and the bibliography included at the end of the text. In the case of the workshops, the theoretical works as well as the photographs of the exhibitions of plastic arts, the summaries and files of the filmic works and data of the sample must be sent to be included in the Proceedings of the Conference.
For more information on the application process please click this link: 19th International Conference, CFP.
Please direct all other enquires to Dr Marta Cordiés Jackson, Director of the african Cultural Centre Fernando Ortiz: email: martacordies [at] gmail.com