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CfP: Afro-Cuban Artists

AFRO-CUBAN ARTISTS: A RENAISSANCE is an international interdisciplinary conference being held APRIL 27-30, 2016 in Columbia, Missouri and hosted by the University of Missouri’s Department of Romance Languages and Literatures. This four day event will be of interest to scholars, and students, as well as creative artists who explore topics related to the aesthetics, socio-cultural and political antecedents, context and impact of Afro-Cuban artists who came of age after 1959.

Tastes of West Africa: A Culinary Institute for Adventurous Cooks

Tastes of West Africa

January 30 - February 10, 2015

This February, join the West African Research Association and renowned Senegalese chef, Pierre Thiam, for an unforgettable culinary sojourn in Senegal. Relax, enjoy the sunshine, and learn about this important world region through its cuisine.

10 Postdoc Fellowships / Art Histories and Aesthetic Practices / Berlin

Call for Applications - 10 Postdoc Fellowships / Art Histories and Aesthetic Practices

The Berlin-based FORUM TRANSREGIONALE STUDIEN invites scholars to apply for up to ten postdoctoral fellowships within the framework of the research program Art Histories and Aesthetic Practices. Kunstgeschichte und ästhetische Praktiken for the academic year 2016/2017.