Please take a look at the finalized conference program. You can download it as a pdf below or by clicking on the Conference Program link in the menu:
As part of the 10th Bi-annual Conference of the Collegium for African American Research, held at Agnes Scott College in Decatur, GA, from March 13-16, 2013, the Auburn Avenue Research Library on American History and Culture presents “New Freedom: Images of Women in Early African American History” by visual artist, Charmaine Minniefield in the Carey/McPheeters Gallery at 101 Auburn Avenue, Atlanta, GA 30303.
Charmaine Minniefield is an Atlanta-based artist and arts administrator. Her work explores African and African American ritual from a feminist perspective. Her images draw from “ancestral memory” or indigenous traditions as seen throughout the Diaspora. New Freedom is a recent series of works on canvas, fabric and paper which celebrate female strength and leadership from post-emancipation to after the turn of the century.
“Charmaine Minniefield takes the viewer into the spiritual realm and holds them there. Her work converses with the ancestors as they guide her brushes…There are many lessons to be learned from this gifted artist. Her work is magic.”
Visual artist, Lynn Marshall-Linnemeier
Please explore the biographies of our keynote speakers and find out more about their talks on the keynote page.
Agnes Scott College is proud to host the 10th bi-annual CAAR conference. The college’s beautiful campus sits just south of Decatur’s downtown, making it only a short walk to restaurants and to the MARTA station that connects Decatur with Atlanta’s downtown area.
Welcome to the official website of the 2013 conference of the Collegium for African-American Research. The 10th CAAR conference, titled “DREAMS DEFERRED, PROMISES AND STRUGGLES: PERCEPTIONS AND INTERROGATIONS OF EMPIRE, NATION, AND SOCIETY BY PEOPLES OF AFRICAN DESCENT,” will be held in Atlanta from March 13-16, 2013.
One hundred and fifty years after the signing of the Emancipation Proclamation and fifty years after the March on Washington and the death of W. E. B. Du Bois, the Collegium for African American Research (CAAR) holds its biennial international conference for the first time in the United States. We are meeting in Atlanta, bastion of the civil rights movement, the home of Martin Luther King Jr., and brief residence of W.E.B. Du Bois.