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Dear CAAR Members and Friends, we are working on a new website and hope that we can welcome you to a new online space soon. If you would like to get in touch with the CAAR President or any of the officers, please use the respective link "CAAR in a Nutshell" or click here. For up-to-date information, call for papers, and other information shared by CAAR members please visit our Facebook site.

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Thank you for being a loyal supporter of CAAR. 


The Biannual CAAR Conference in Liverpool is Coming up

Our biannual conference is approaching quickly. It will be held in Liverpool at Liverpool Hope University, UK, on June, 24-28, 2015. Click here for the Call for Papers. Click here for the conference website.

Please note: The general membership meeting will be held on Saturday, June 27, from 16:00 to 18:00 (4-6pm). Check the printed conference program for location. All members are invited to attend this meeting.

#Ferguson Is Everywhere

In the wake of the recent shooting of Michael Brown, structual racism and police violence has become the subject of debate on both sides of the Atlantic. In a recent article on theroot.com, Shihame Assbabgue and Rokhaya Diallo discuss how the French media are quick to condemn the events in Ferguson while at the same time, they hardly ever cover similar structurally racist events in France. Click here. In a statement released shortly after the killing of Mike Brown, the Initiative of Black People in Germany (ISD) also point to racist police violence in Germany. Click here to read their statement (in German).

CAAR Issues Debated #4

In this new edition of our "issues debated," Paul Delaney discusses the recent events in Ferguson, surveying the news coverage of the shooting of Michael Brown. Click here

Paul spent 23 years with the New York Times as an editor and correspondent, where he covered urban affairs, politics and civil rights, among other topics. Delaney was a founding member of the National Association of Black Journalists and the National Association of Minority Media Executives. He was also director of the Center for the Study of Race and Media at Howard University and chair of the Journalism Department at the University of Alabama. Delaney currently lives in Washington. Click here for an extended bio.

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Projects, Publications, Events

  • CfP:Evolving Understandings of Racism and Resistance – Local and Global Conceptions and Struggles. Click here.
  • CfP: Journal Women, Gender and Families of Color Special Issue on "Women, Gender and Pan-Africanism". Deadline: March 15, 2015. For more information, click here.
  • "Lost Children: The Black Atlantic and Northern Britain" An Interdisciplinary Symposium, April 30 – May 1., University of Central Lancashire. For more information, click here
  • CfP: "Repairing the Past, Imagining the Future: Reparations and beyond …" University of Edinburgh, 5-7 November 2015. Click here.
  • CfP: Special Edition of ‘African American Review’: Blackness and Disability. Click here.
  • CfP: "A Language to Dwell In: James Baldwin, Paris, and International Visions" at the American University of Paris, 26-28 May 2016. Click here.
  • CfP: Blackness in Britain 2015 "’The Black Special Relationship’ African American Scholarship and its Impact on Black Intellectual Life in Britain", Birmingham University, 30-31 October 2015. Click here
  • CfP: Special Issue Surveillance & Society "Race, Ethnicity and Surveillance". Click here.
  • CfP: "AFROEUROPE@NS: Black Cultures and Identities in Europe." University of Münster, September 16-19. 2015. Click here.
  • CfP: ‘Doing human’ at the University of the Witwatersrand, April 14-16.2015. Click here.
  • CfP: The Journal of Panafrican Studies. Click here.
  • CfP: International Wolfenbüttel Summer Course ‘Early Modern European Black Studies’, 26th July- 8th August 2015. Click here.
  • Frederick Douglass Teaching Scholars Fellowship Summer 2015 – May 2016. Click here.
  • CfP: WSQ Special Issue Spring 2016 "Survival". Click here.
  • CfP: Conference "What is Radical History?", March 24. 2015, Birkbeck College, London. Click here.
  • Programme: Workshop ‘Material Culture and the Writing of History: the Case of African Americans’; Université Sorbonne Nouvelle, November 21. 2014. Click here.
  • CfP: ‘Performing Africa in the Motherland and in the Americas’ 2015 AFTA International Conference, Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles, 23-26 July 2015. Click here.
  • CfP: ‘Critical Philosophy of Race’; a special issue of the Journal of Applied Philosophy. Click here.
  • CfA: 8th Annual Summer School on Black Europe. Click here.
  • CfP: Third Annual Emerging Scholars Workshop: New Perspectives on Migration and Mobility in the Long Nineteenth-Century. Click here.
  • CfA: Summer Institute "Borders, Borderthinking, Borderlands", Universität Bremen, May 15-26. 2015 Click here.
  • CfP: Interdisciplinary Conference on Race "The Criminalization of Race in History and Global Societies: Social Activism and Equal Justice". Click here.
  • Photo Campaign by Europe Belgium Diversity (EBD) and the Negrophobia Observatory in Europe (NOE) #FergusonIsEverywhere. Click here, here, and here.
  • CfP The Black Scholar: New Studies in Gender and Black Sexuality. Click here.
  • New Blog: Melancholy and the Infinite Post-Blackness: Race and Imagery in a Racialized Post-Racial World. Click here.
  • CAAR conference, Liverpool Hope University, UK, 24-28 June 2015. The Website is up and running: Click here.
  • CfP: After Revolutions: Versions and Re-Visions of Haiti. UCLAN, Preston, 9–10 July 2015. Click here.
  • Fountainhead Tanz Theâtre. Black International Cinema Berlin Anniversary 2015. Click here
  • Conference Announcement and CfP: Approaching Blackness. HU Berlin, Nov 13-15, 2014. Click here.
  • Bremen Black Studies/University Library Bremen proudly announce that they have acquired "Black Europe – sounds and images of black people in Europe pre 1927." This exceptional collection – of which there are only 500 copies availabe wordwide – consists of 44 CDs and two books and is now available to students and researchers. Click here to view the collection and here for the catalogue of the university library Bremen. Click here for an interview with Rainer E. Lotz, who is the discographer of the collection (in German).