“Let’s Talk About Hair: An Interdisciplinary Symposium” *Call-Out*

“Let’s Talk About Hair: An Interdisciplinary Symposium”

 

You are invited to participate in “Let’s Talk About Hair: An Interdisciplinary Symposium,” sponsored by The Purdue University Black Cultural Center in conjunction with the The Purdue University Graduate School’s Office of Interdisciplinary Graduate Programs on February 25, 2014 from 2:00 to 4:00 PM, additional details forthcoming. The Call for Abstracts is below for your reference. Kindly forward this on to your members as well.

Call for Abstracts

“Let’s Talk About Hair:  An Interdisciplinary Symposium”

Purdue University February 25, 2014

Spring semester 2014 The Purdue Black Cultural Center will host an exhibition titled “AFROS:  A Celebration of Natural Hair” photographs by Michael July.  The exhibit on loan from the Ft. Wayne Art Museum inspired by the original book captures the spirit and essence of the fro today and pays homage to the historical significance of natural hair iconic voyagers.  It shows pictorially the power, beauty and glorious nature of the Afro and tells the deeper “hairstory” of each of the models.

Building on the theme of the AFROS exhibition, The Purdue University Black Cultural Center in conjunction with the Graduate School’s Office of Interdisciplinary Graduate Programs is inviting students to submit a proposal on the identity politics, product development, sociocultural significance, economic importance and/or scientific relevance of natural hair.  Students should explore how natural hair has been central to various topics and issues within academic disciplines and public discourse.

Students whose abstracts are accepted will be required to present on February 25, 2014 from 2:00 – 4:00 pm to discuss their research or creative project. Monetary awards ranging from $500 -$1,000 will be given to the top presenters.

Abstracts should be no longer than 250 words and must be submitted by Monday, January 27, 2014 utilizing the survey below:

SURVEY!!!

Inquiries regarding the symposium may be made to Renee Thomas or Dr. Colleen Gabauer.

Renee Thomas, Director

Purdue Black Cultural Center

1100 Third Street

West Lafayette, IN 47906

rathomas@purdue.edu

765-494-3091

Colleen L. Gabauer, Ed.D.
Director of Interdisciplinary Graduate Programs
The Purdue Graduate School | Purdue University
Ernest C. Young Hall, Rm. 170 | 155 S. Grant Street | West Lafayette, IN 47907
Email: cgabauer@purdue.edu | Web: www.gradschool.purdue.edu/oigp

Phone: 765-494-9256 | Fax: 765-494-0136

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