La Casa de Africa de la Oficina del Historiador de la Ciudad convoca al VIII Taller Científico de Antropología Social y Cultural sobre la influencia africana en la cultura "Entre Cubanos" a celebrarse en nuestra sede del 6 al 9 de Enero de 2004.

Este taller es ya un encuentro tradicional que rinde tributo a la memoria de Don Fernando Ortiz, quién fuera el padre de la Antropología cultural en Cuba. En esta ocasión convoca a todos los investigadores y estudiosos en general, a profundizar en la relación de la Antropología con el resto de las ciencias y disciplinas.

El evento además, pretende una revisión de las principales temáticas concernientes al mundo y la identidad de origen africano bajo la impronta de las corrientes de la globalización.

Las temáticas a desarrollar deberán relacionarse con los siguientes tópicos:


Periferia étnica en el perfil urbano
Reflujos simbólicos como estrategias de mundialización
Procesos históricos de transculturación.
Relaciones de filiación Interétnica que reestructuran el ámbito social


Estudio de sitios de cimarronaje o apalencamientos
Estudios de esclavitud en sitios urbanos e industriales
Evidencias de transculturación Hispano Africana en yacimientos arqueológicos
Estudios de Antropología física a individuos negroides en sitios arqueológicos.



Los trabajos podrán ser presentados en video (ntsc), multimedia, Póster o con la ayuda de medios auxiliares que se deben especificar

Los interesados deben acompañar la solicitud con un resumen de su ponencia mecanografiada a un espacio y con extensión máxima de 1 cuartilla a través del correo electrónico, personalmente o en discos de 3 1/2

La inscripción como ponente del evento estará abierta hasta el 15 de septiembre del 2003, fecha tope para la entrega de los trabajos, pero se puede participar como delegado.

- Cuota de inscripción: $150.00 USD

Titulo de la ponencia:
Centro de Trabajo ó estudios:
Dirección particular:
Correo electrónico o Fax:




The Grolier
is seeking entries in the areas of

The encyclopedia will be a one-million word, four-volume work on modern drama. International, comprehensive, and interdisciplinary in scope, the encyclopedia will be structured as a compendium of substantive articles and will differ conceptually from previous and existing works of reference by positioning crucial playwrights directly into political, cultural, and philosophical contexts. Experts in the fields of theater history, dramatic literature and criticism, and theater studies will engage conventional as well as experimental, established as well as emerging authors. Much emphasis will be placed on the multiplicity of aesthetic genres, viewpoints and voices that animate the modern and contemporary dramatic landscape globally.

500-2000 word entries (12 cents per word) sought in the following topics: dramatists, plays, dramatic theories, political theatre, national surveys

for more information on submission guidelines, payment and deadlines contact:

Co-Advisor, Latin America
Assistant Professor
University of Texas
Department of Theatre & Dance


Cultural Studies Association

Call for Papers Deadline:



The Cultural Studies Association (U.S.) will hold its second annual conference at Northeastern University in Boston on May 5-9, 2004. The Cultural Studies Association provides a forum for scholars of Cultural Studies, in all its diverse manifestations, to exchange their work and ideas across disciplinary lines and institutional locations.

The Association welcomes proposals for panels or for individual papers from all areas of Cultural Studies (including but not limited to literature, history, sociology, geography, anthropology, communications, popular culture, cultural theory, queer studies, critical race studies, feminist studies, postcolonial studies, media and film studies, material culture studies, performance and visual arts studies).

In order to be considered, each proposal must contain a cover sheet with name(s), paper and/or panel title(s), affiliation(s), and e-mail and snail mail addresses. All proposals must be received no later than December 1, 2003. The program will be published on February 15. Paper and panel proposals should be no more than 300 words in length and should be sent to

As part of the conference a special series of panels will be devoted to the concept of "Persona." Persona deals with the presentation of the public self and its articulation both in everyday activities and mediated constructions. We encourage the submission of papers that address this topic. Key areas may include celebrity, leadership & display, fame, the role of recognition, sexual/gender/ethnic identity, etc. Those wanting to have their papers considered for the Persona panels, should indicate their interest by addressing their abstracts directly to P. David Marshall, via email only (below)

Registration and hotel information will be available on our web-site soon.

Cultural Studies Association Organizing Committee:

Angie Chabram-Dernersesian, Nancy Condee, May Joseph, Miranda Joseph, David Marshall, Lee Medovoi, Sangeeta Ray, Michael Ryan, David Shumway, Imre Szeman

P. David Marshall, Chair

Department of Communication Studies

Northeastern University



Tulane University
New Orleans, LA: March 12-14, 2004

"In the Caribbean, before the verb, there were the drum, rhythm and movement.
Ángel Quintero Rivera
Salsa, sabor y control

The Cuban and Caribbean Studies Institute at Tulane University, in conjunction with the Stone Center for Latin American Studies and the
Newcomb Department of Music, is pleased to announce CARIBBEAN SOUNDSCAPES, to be held in New Orleans, Louisiana on March 12-14, 2004.

Popular music has often been singled out as a central defining characteristic of the Caribbean imaginary. This conference responds to the need to expand our scholarly paradigms in this area, recognizing intense regional transnationalization and change in the region in recent years. Speakers and participants will address several key questions: what is the significance of the Caribbean as a specific locale for the production and circulation of popular music? What role does popular music play in the creation and continued performance of national identities throughout the circum-Caribbean and other zones, such as continental Latin America, northern North America, and Europe?

The conference will feature several plenary speakers, among them Prof. Gerard Béhague (University of Texas at Austin) and Prof. Juan Flores (Hunter College, CUNY). Further details about the conference will be available on line at

Proposals for papers and panels are invited in a wide range of areas including, but not limited to:

· New approaches to questions of national identity, political resistance and ?foundational fictions? in Caribbean popular music
· The culture industry and Caribbean music: histories and practices
· Crossing borders and seas: traveling with and through popular Caribbean music
· Popular music and tourism: selling the Caribbean
· Music and dance as cultural practices: performances of Caribbean rhythms
· The place of Caribbean music in the ?lettered city?
· The politics of gender, race and class in Caribbean popular music
· Transculturations, mestizajes, and hybridities: inter-Caribbean, intra-national, inter-national
· Popular Caribbean music as world music
· Rap, hip hop, rock and punk: new trends in Caribbean popular musics

We invite proposals for papers and panels that examine particular case studies and phenomena (especially in innovative juxtapositions), propose new conceptual frameworks or periodizations, reflect on historiographical and theoretical issues, or rethink conventional
narratives. We also invite cultural producers (musicians, performers, promoters, producers, dancers, filmmakers, writers and other artists) working on Caribbean popular music themes to present or reflect on their work. Proposals for panels (consisting of three or four papers and possibly a discussant) are encouraged, but individual paper proposals will receive equal consideration.

For individual papers, proposals should include a 300 word abstract and detailed personal information (Name, mailing address, email address, phone and fax numbers, institutional affiliation). Panel proposals should include all of the above for each individual paper as well as a separate top sheet identifying the panel title, panel organizer and a 200-300 word panel description.

Please email proposals to and by December 15, 2003. Accepted papers/panels will be announced by December 31, 2003.

Conference Organizers:

Prof. Ana M. López, Director
Cuban and Caribbean Studies Institute

Prof. Javier León
Newcomb Department of Music

Prof. Marilyn Miller
Department of Spanish and Portuguese


Special Issue

Religion as Performance

Frederick C. Corey and Thomas K. Nakayama, guest editors of Text and Performance Quarterly, invite scholarship on the intersections of religion, performance, and power. Of particular interest are manuscripts that explore confounding borders of hegemony, politics, race, ethnicity, (post)colonialism, sexuality, patriotism, theaters of war, and nationalism. Topics may range from the everyday practice of religion to missionaries, religious "stars," the ideology of "the separation of church and state," religious conflict, religion and capitalism/imperialism, ubiquitous enactments of fundamentalism or Puritanism, and triptychs of religion/sex/politics. Manuscripts from a wide range of perspectives, including rhetorical, feminist, ethnographic, political, psychoanalytic, and aesthetic are welcome. The possibility of photographs is open, subject to editorial review and budgetary constraints.

All submissions should observe the following guidelines:

Manuscripts submitted for this special issue should not be under consideration elsewhere. Because TPQ follows a policy of blind, peer review, no material identifying the author(s) should appear anywhere other than the title page. Double-space the entire manuscript, including notes and block quotes. Include an abstract of not more than 150 words and a list of 5 suggested keywords. Indicate the history of the manuscript, noting whether it is part of a thesis or dissertation and, if so, the director's name, and/or whether any portion of the essay has been presented at a colloquy, conference, or convention. Manuscripts must conform to the MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers, edited by Joseph Gibaldi (6th edition).

Please email manuscripts (no hard copies please) in MS Word or WordPerfect to <> by March 8, 2004. We welcome inquiries to either Fred ( <>) or Tom ( <>).

Text and Performance Quarterly is a peer-reviewed journal of the National Communication Association published by Routledge Journals, an imprint of Taylor & Francis Ltd.

Frederick C. Corey and Thomas K. Nakayama
Arizona State University
Tempe, Arizona 85287 USA


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