An interdisciplicary conference on the aesthetics & politics of Saharan spaces
04/24 Opening Symposium, Whitney Humanities Center Auditorium
The “Desert Futures : Sahara” symposium and workshop will take place on April 23, 24, 25, and 26th, 2020, at Yale University in New Haven. This interdisciplinary event is the first in a series whose purpose is to chart a new paradigm for interdisciplinary humanities scholarship through a comparative focus on the poetics and politics of desert spaces, beginning with the African Sahara and the Sonoran deserts.
The gathering at Yale will draw together a distinguished group of artists and scholars from diverse disciplinary and linguistic backgrounds to participate in conversations focused on Saharan spaces in particular.
“Desert Futures: Sahara” comprises multiple parts: film screenings, a graduate student colloquium, a public symposium and discussion, and a seminar-style interdisciplinary workshop with invited scholars. The film screenings and symposium are open to the public. Other events require registration.
Click here to see the conference schedule.
Click here to learn more about the Desert Futures Collective working group.