The Charles W. Joyner Institute for Gullah and African Diaspora Studies at Coastal Carolina University, Conway, South Carolina will be holding its second International Gullah Geechee and African Diaspora Conference on March 4-7, 2020. This year's theme will focus on the politics and mechanics of digitizing and preserving the African Diaspora.
The IGGAD 2020 conference's theme Without Borders: Tracing the Cultural, Archival, and Political African Diaspora will bring together academics and practitioners from interdisciplinary areas of study, who offer their ground-breaking contributions in the form of scholarly papers, films, performances and spoken poetry. We will hold a Gullah Geechee Community Day in collaboration with the City of Conway on Saturday, March 7. Those submitting session proposals will be asked if they would be interested in developing a presentation for general audiences for that community day. A complete schedule for Gullah Geechee Community Day is at gullahgeecheeday.com.
Browse the contents of 2020: Without Borders: Tracing the Cultural, Archival, and Political African Diaspora:
- The Arts: Music/Theater Gullah Geechee Diaspora
- Reconstruction/Making Culture
- In-Progress Project Presentations
- Performances and Receptions
- Panel Presentations
- Magic, Mysticism, Afrofuturism, and Ways of Knowing
- Learning Land
- Full Conference
- Family Stories, Historical Fiction, Archives
- Diasporic Movement
- Africana Resistance