Institute of Urban Policy

Registration open for 2nd Biennial Black Studies Conference!

Fri, January 18, 2019
Registration open for 2nd Biennial Black Studies Conference!
March 14-15, 2019

Registration is now open for UT Austin's Black Studies 2nd Biennial Conference! The conference is taking place in Austin, TX March 14-15, 2019. Registration is free. Learn more about the conference schedule and register here.

UT established the Afro-American Studies and Research Center in 1969, five years after hiring Dr. Ervin S. Perry, its first black faculty member. These events were part of a changing tide launched the previous year, when the first Black Studies program in the U.S. was founded at San Francisco State University. The conference, organized around the theme Black Studies @ 50: 1968/1969, seeks to explore this legacy from the late 1960s, when students challenged colleges and universities to diversify their curricula and communities, to the present day, as Black Studies scholars continue studying the experiences of people of African descent throughout the world and connecting these academic endeavors to their local, national, and global communities. The conference will be hosted by the Warfield Center, the Department of African and African Diaspora Studies, the Institute for Urban Policy Research and Analysis, and the Art Galleries at Black Studies.

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