2011 Conference

African Modernity and Identity in the Era of New Media

Saturday, April 2, 2011

8:30 – 9:15 Registration and Breakfast, Woodburn Hall 200, Political Science Library Lobby

9:30 – 11:30 Welcome and Panel 1, Woodburn Hall 200, Political Science Library

Rudo Mudiwa, Indiana University, Communication and Culture
You Won’t See Me in Your History Books: The Performance and Mediation of Zimbabwean Identity in the Work of Comrade Fatso

Kristofer Olsen, Ohio University, Interdisciplinary Arts
Takai on YouTube: What Effect Does New Media Have on Traditional Ghanaian Musical Creativity?

11:30 – 1:30 Lunch, School of Fine Arts (SOFA) Gallery

1:30 – 2:30 Panel 2, Woodburn Hall 200, Political Science Library

Carinna Friesen, Indiana University, Ethnomusicology
Internet, iTunes and Rap: The role of music, globalization and technology in the construction of identity among West African Canadians

John Hames, University of Florida, Anthropology
Pulaar Online: Language Promotion, the Internet, and the Creation of a Common Front

3:00 – 4:15 Keynote Lecture by Dr. Victoria Bernal, Associate Professor of Anthropology, University of California at Irvine, followed by Closing Remarks by Dr. Akin Adesokan, Symposium Faculty Advisor and Associate Professor, Comparative Literature

4:15‐5:30 Reception, Woodburn Hall 200, outside the Political Science Library

Sponsored by the following Departments & Programs at Indiana University ‐ Bloomington:
African Studies ProgramDepartment of the History of Art, Department of AnthropologyIndiana University Art Museum, Department of Communication & Culture, Department of English, Department of Political Science, Office of the Vice President for International AffairsGraduate and Professional Student Organization, Department of Comparative LiteratureSchool of Library & Information Science, Department of Folklore & EthnomusicologyDepartment of History. Indiana University Student Association

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