[URBANTH-L]CFP: New Media and the Global Diaspora

Angela Jancius jancius at ohio.edu
Mon Jan 8 02:53:51 EST 2007

New Media & the Global Diaspora
5 to 7 October 2007
Bristol, Rhode Island, United States

The deadline for abstracts/proposals is 1 April 2007.

The Global Communication Program and the Center for Global and International 
Studies at Roger Williams University in Bristol, Rhode Island, are 
sponsoring a symposium addressing the relationship of New Media to the 
Global Diaspora. The symposium focuses primarily on the migrations of the 
past 100 years and how the "living traditions" transmitted by these 
communities are continually subject to loss, gain and interpretation. New 
Media plays a role, both direct and indirect, in this process as these 
traditions become transplanted into their "new home."

The symposium has the following objectives:

To encourage academic discourse focused on transnational migratory 
populations and the role new media plays in transmitting and sustaining 
their living traditions.

To create a forum for researchers in the liberal arts and other disciplines 
studying the nature, significance and consequence of global migration

To provide a concert performance of traditional music and dance illustrating 
the vitality of these living traditions.

We envision this symposium as a celebration of global communication, the 
liberal arts, and Roger Williams University's mission to "bridge the world."

Enquiries: roconnell at rwu.edu
Web address: http://faculty.rwu.edu/roconnell/

Sponsored by: Global Communication & CGIP, Roger Williams University 

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