XX INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE
"AFRICAN AND AFRICAN AMERICAN CULTURE"
SANTIAGO DE CUBA
Dedicated to: Presence of the African substrate in the socio-racial identity in the countries of the area
April 12-16, 2022
The African Cultural Center "Fernando Ortiz", the Provincial Directorate of Culture, of Afro-Ibero-American Studies of Alcalá, of Afro-Caribbean Studies "Rómulo Lachatañeré", the Directorate of International Relations of the CAP and of the East, convene la Cátedra UNESCOla Universidad la Cátedrala Universidad the XX International Conference of African and Afro-American Culture, to be held in Santiago de Cuba from April 12 to 16 of this year.
The meeting proposes to bring together specialists, scholars and 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.
Researchers from the social sciences, plastic artists, doctors, filmmakers, musicians, choreographers, dancers, priests and practitioners of popular religions of African substrate and interested in general are invited to establish a debate on the following topics.
Iº- WORKING COMMITTEES
COMMISSION 1: GENDER, RACE AND IDENTITY
ü Gender, race and cultural identity.
ü The stigmas of gender.
ü Discrimination and racial prejudice manifestations in the Cuban, Latin American and Caribbean context
ü Africans and Afro-descendants in the New World: transculturation, re-Africanization and multiculturalism, as current trends to study the African component in the New World.
COMMISSION 2: HISTORY AND ETHNOLOGY
ü Africa from the pre-colonial period to contemporaneity. Relations of Africa with the World from the perspective of the different disciplines.
ü The African contribution as a component of the national identity of the peoples of America and the Caribbean, for a recognition of our historical subject. Emergence and development of the concept of nationality in the peoples of the area
ü Political-cultural relations between Africa and the countries of the Americas and the Caribbean.
COMMITTEDBY ION 3: LITERATURE Y LINGUISTICA
ü Studies on the African oral tradition and its development in the diaspora.
ü Diachrony and synchrony in linguistic, philosophical, and literary studies on Africa, America, and the Caribbean.
ü The black as an author and character in the literature of America and the Caribbean.
COMMISSION 4: OF RELIGION
ü Africa in the twenty-first century. The current religious and cultural problems of the continent.
ü Situation of african traditional religions today and America and the Caribbean.
ü The so-called universal religions and their influence on the African, American and Caribbean context.
A- Workshop "Color and form"
Dedicated to all the manifestations of the plastic arts in which the African footprint is evidenced. Painters, sculptors, ceramists, engravers and photographers may participate, with theoretical works related to the following topics:
ü The African footprint in the plastic arts of the New World. Spheres of contact and influence.
ü The plastic arts in the African continent.
ü The concept of the artist in Africa and America.
ü Expressions of Raciality in works of art. The black as an artist and subject of the different plastic expressions
They can also participate with a sample of their work, with no more than three pieces, which will be exhibited in a collective room or after coordination with the direction of the event with an online exhibition.
The regulations of your registration are in accordance with the general rules of the event.
B- Workshop "Images"
Dedicated to cinema and ethnological video, which collects the image and treatment given to the African footprint and its consequent social development in the culture of America, and To African cinema.
Participants will be able to show videos and present theoretical works on topics such as:
ü Literature, film and video. Treatment of the African descendant in the media.
ü The ethnological video. His contribution to the knowledge of the African reality and the process of transculturation of it in the New World.
ü The treatment of the racial issue in film, video and photography
Participants must enter the deadline for admission of works, the technical means necessary for their samples. Videos and other film materials may not exceed 30 minutes in length.
The regulations of your registration are in accordance with the general regulations of the event.
C- Workshop "The ancestral rhythm"
Dedicated to music and dances of African origin.
Choreographers, musicians, dancers, musicologists and scholars in general may participate, who may discuss the following topics:
ü Music and dance in Africa: history, evolution and current situation on the continent.
ü The African influence on the music and dances of the New World. Analogies, differences, changes and process of creation, until the formation of national music.
ü The African element as the basis of montages of works musician - dances.
ü Folk groups with only for blacks and mestizos?
Videos that do not exceed 15 minutes in length may be presented, it being understood that these functions are part of their exhibition at the event.
D - Workshop "Mask"
Dedicated to theatre
ü The African footprint and Afro-descendants on the scene, for a contemporary vision ofthem.
Actors, theatre directors, set designers and theatre scholars in general may participate and may exchange experiences based on the following topics underdiscussion:
♠ Presence of African elements in theatrical productions.
♠ Afro-descendants in the tables as subjects of history and as playwrights.
♠ Theatre in Africa.
In the cases of groups that decide to participate in full, they may present videos of up to 15 minutes in length with the staging or part of it, these functions are part of their exhibition at the event. The registration regulations are the general ones of the event.
IIIº- SYMPOSIUM: Medicine and Culture
Space dedicated to the relationships established between the medical sciences and the disciplines of the social sciences from the practice of Cuban internationalist medicine and other health organizations that also establish intercultural contacts through the medical route. Where doctors will present their experiences both in the field of medicine with works properly of the specialty.
Papers may be submitted on:
ü Psychiatry and religion.
ü Traditional African medicine. Its evolution and relationship with others in the New World.
ü Traditional Natural Medicine in Africa and America.
ü The Cuban Medical Experience in Africa. Relations between and Culture. la Medicina
ü Médecins Sans Frontières and other similar organizations in their practice of medicine and culture.
ü Epidemics, viruses and disease control in Africa.
ü Medicine, medical policies and human relations.
ü Endemic diseases in Africa and america.
ü Disease and Ethnicity.
IVº- GENERAL RULES OF PARTICIPATION
A- Reception of the papers
The works must be identified by: title, names and surnames of the author(s), scientific degree, teaching category, institution and country of origin, address, telephone, fax, e-mail. They will be translated into other languages and will be translated into Spanish in the Minutes Book of the event.
The works will be presented in space and a half in arial letter of 12 pages, footnotes at the end of each page and the bibliography included at the end of the text.
In the case of workshops, both theoretical works and photographs of plastic arts exhibitions, abstracts, photos and files of film and plastic works must be sent to be included in the Conference Book.
Papers that do not arrive with the data specified in the previous paragraph will not be accepted
They will be received until February 28, 2022.
Only works that meet the above requirements will be published. The Organizing Committee is not responsible for the publication of works that, despite being accepted, arrive after the dates recorded as admission.
The participants in the workshops in the case of plastic artists must send a brief curriculum of no more than two pages and photographs of the exhibition that they are going to present to be included in the book of Proceedings, also theatrists and dancers will accompany the synopsis of their works, to be presented and a curriculum no larger than one page, and if it is a group an information about the same content of its history no greater than three pages, since they will be included in the Minutes of the event.
The Organizing Committee reserves the right to accept or not the papers in all cases, will inform the interested parties about the matter until March 15, 2022
Speakers / Delegates 1500.00 CUP
International participants: 200.00 CL
English, French and Spanish
IX - Contacts
Dr Marta And Cordiés Jackson
Director of the African Cultural Center "Fernando Ortiz"
General Coordinator of the XVII Conference
(53–22) 623893 (nights)
Given that the pandemic still stalks us, the Organizing Committee will maintain the hybrid modality of participation for those people outside Santiago who, not being able to travel, can send their work within the consigned dates and then send a video no longer than 5 minutes with the summary of their presentation.
The Pandemic has also delayed the departure of this call which makes the times shorten and have allowed us to put a limit on the date of admission, given that there would only be one month left to be able to make the bilingual Minutes book that the event carries.