Welcome to CAAR

On this interactive website you will find all valid information on the Collegium for African-American Research, one of the leading interdisciplinary research and teaching networks on African-American culture in the context of the imperial and colonial legacy of the West. You will find information on CAAR’s mission and history, its conferences, its publications, and its members. Please contact us if you have any questions.

CFP: Being Black and Becoming European: Un/Settled Migration and Hidden Histories

African and Black Diaspora. An International Journal (Routledge) – 15.03.2010, Chicago

1. Forthcoming in the CAAR FORECAAST series: Christopher M. Bell’s Blackness and Disability; Simon Dickel’s Black and Gay. Read more about it here

2. The president’s editorial. Read more about it here

3. Forthcoming in the CAAR FORECAAST series: Maria I. Diedrich’s and Jürgen Heinrichs’ From Black To Schwarz; Isabel Soto’s and Violet Johnson’s Western Fictions, Black Realities. Read more about it here

“France Noire/Black France” Film Festival

La Présence Noire en France/The Black Presence in France (May 21- 23, 2010)

Symposium: “Afromodernisms 1: Re-encounters with the French and Anglo-Atlantic Worlds, 1907-61” (15th April – 17th April, 2010)

In the context provided by Paul Gilroy’s configuration of the black Atlantic as a counterculture to modernity, this…