The Carter G. Woodson Institute, U.Va.

The Carter G. Woodson Institute

for African-American and African Studies at the University of Virginia

"Enduring Questions, New Methods: Haitian Studies in the 21st Century"

In the spirit of Papa Legba (a Haitian lwa, or spirit, who acts as a crossroads between the human and non-human worlds), this conference is dedicated to what Gina Ulysse has called “New Narratives of Haiti.” We envision this conference as a series of roundtables. Dispensing with formal papers, we hope to facilitate conversation as a crossroads at which scholars might generatively explore Haitian history, art, politics, and culture in ways that contest narratives of fear, repression, failure, and dependency.

WOODSON INSTITUTE’S ‘AUGUST IN PERSPECTIVE: CREATIVE RESPONSES’ CALLS TO BODY AND SOUL

UVA TODAY: WOODSON INSTITUTE’S ‘AUGUST IN PERSPECTIVE: CREATIVE RESPONSES’ CALLS TO BODY AND SOUL

Writing and performing original plays and hip-hop. Learning African dances that enslaved people brought with them from regions of Africa to the American South. Making collages with “found” poetry. Putting broken pottery back together – showing the cracks – using the Japanese kintsugi repair method.

August in Perspective: Culminating Showcase

Culminating Showcase  

  • March 2nd 7:00 pm, The Haven
  • Performance of "A King's Story" by Joshua St. Hill, Amaya Wallace, and the Monticello Drama Department
  • Performance of plays created during the 12-hour play project, "How to Live in Charlottesville"
  • Performance of musical composition on redevelopment by children of Friendship Court
  • Poetry readings
  • Display and discussion of Kintsugi pottery and Solidarity Cards

 

August in Perspective: "How to Live In Charlottesville" 12-hour theater project

  • "How to Live in Charlottesville," 12-hour Theater Project with UVA’s Paul Robeson Players
    • February 10th, 2018 9:00 am - 10:00 pm, Minor Hall, University of Virginia
    • Participants will write, cast, direct, and perform a series of original plays organized around the theme of “How to Live in Charlottesville”
    • Register via this link by January 31st, 2018
    • Meals provided

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Publications

Henry Goings; ed Calvin Schermerhorn, Michael Plunkett, and Edward Gaynor
Deborah E. McDowell, Claudrena N. Harold, and Juan Battle, eds
Deborah E. McDowell, ed
Sally Belfrage
Armstead L. Robinson and Patricia Sullivan, eds