W. E. B. Du Bois, Scholar, Activist and Passeur between America, Europe and Africa. Foundations, Circulations and Legacies

An International and Pluridisciplinary Conference

October 17-18-19, 2019

The University of Chicago Center in Paris and Théâtre de la Ville de Paris (Espace Cardin)

Trained in Classical languages (Latin and Greek), Philosophy, Sociology and History, both in the US and Europe, W. E. B. Du Bois’s intellectual inquiry into the nature of Blackness covers a wide range of disciplines, from History to Political Philosophy, from Sociology to Literature and Poetry, from Art Criticism to Musicology. The colloquium will embrace this multiplicity of approaches which characterizes Du Bois’s work and, at the same time, capture the profound unity of his thought which can be found in the analysis of the “concept of race.” Special attention will also be given to the determinant role played by W. E. B. Du Bois in the transatlantic circulation of knowledge and intellectual commerce between the US, Europe and Africa.

Programme

Conference Registration: https://uchicagoparis.eventbrite.fr

LIVESTREAM Please note that some speakers may not allow us to film them. In that case, the transmission will be interrupted and resume once they are finished.

Concerts Registrations: Friday, October 18th ; Saturday, October 19th

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