Space and Place in Africana/Black Studies: An Institute on Spatial Humanities Theories, Methods and Practice for Africana Studies


Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana and Hamilton College in Clinton, New York.



June 5-26, 2016 at Purdue University & April 14-16, 2017 at Hamilton College



The African American Studies & Research Center (AASRC) and History Department at Purdue University and the Digital Humanities Initiative (DHi) at Hamilton College are hosting a summer institute and follow-up workshop for twenty (20) early and mid-career Africana/Black Studies scholars, graduate students, librarians and archivists an opportunity to think critically about the relationship and intersections between Africana/Black Studies and the spatial humanities. This institute will take place over two years.  In 2016, participants will gather at Purdue University for a three-week residency. The residency will include colloquia and working sessions with distinguished scholars in spatial humanities and Africana studies in which participants collectively develop project foundations and address relevant issues in spatial humanities. Fellows will also be provided the opportunity to present their own projects. to discuss key issues and challenges with institute faculty, and define research questions that they will explore in the subsequent academic year. In 2017, participants will present their findings at a three-day workshop at Hamilton College.

From June 5-26, 2016, the institute will be hosted by the Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana. Participants will gather for a follow-up workshop April 14-16, 2017, at Hamilton College (Clinton, New York.)

Funding Information: Details about This Grant

Project Director(s)

Kim Gallon and Angel Nieves