CFP: Digital Blackness Conference

Rutgers University has issued a call for papers for a two-day conference to be held April 22 – 23, 2016, in New Brunswick, New Jersey. Digital Blackness aims to:

…bring together scholars, students, activists, and artists from a range of fields and disciplines to interrogate the many new modes, customs, and arrangements of racial identity as they are mediated through digital technologies.

Suggested topics include:

1. Digital Blackness and Social Media
2. Digital Blackness on Film
3. Black Television in the Digital Age
4. Digital Black Histories
5. Digital Archives
6. Digital Black Studies
7. Digital Black Feminisms
8. Digital Diasporas
9. Digital Black Politics and Social Movements
10. Digital Blackness and Musical Cultures
11. Digital Blackness and Visual Culture
12. Blackness in the Digital Humanities
13. Black Code Studies

Papers and complete panel proposals should be submitted to proposals(at), by November 15, 2015.

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