Symposium Schedule

Friday April 6th 2018, Daytime Session

Room L140, Conrad A. Elvehjem Building, 800 University Avenue

9.30am-12.00pm – Introduction and Morning Presentations:

Henry John Drewal – Welcome

Olusegun Soetan – Ijuba/Invocation

Bolaji Campbell – Consecrating Egungun Costumes

Kim Miller – “First and Foremost, We Need to Feel”: Women as Breakers of Silence at the Johannesburg Women’s Jail

Interlude – visit Chazen Gallery and Eric Adjete Anang talk about Design Coffin (30-mins)

Sauda Smith – Odu and Pataki Talk about Ancestors

Moyosore Okediji – Can’t Kant Count? Ifa Divines for African Art History

Marguerite E. Heckscher – Dancing Bodies: Movement, Mimesis, and Medicine in Shambaa Ancestral Arts

12.00-1.30pm – Lunch Break

1:30-3:15pm – Afternoon Presentations:

Cheryl Sterling – Monuments, Memorials and Ancestry: Material Culture under the aegis of Black Lives Matter

Shannen Hill  – Fall They Must: Black Consciousness in South African Art & Activism Today

Matthew Francis Rarey – Dirt, Concrete, and the Substance of Memory in Slavery’s Dungeon

Friday April 6th 2018, Afternoon Session

Lathrop Hall, University Avenue, Madison

3.30-4.30 Friday Dance Forum

Egungun Masquerade Performance by Oyotunji African Village, SC

4.30-5.30 Reception in The Parlor

Saturday April 7th 2018, Daytime Session

Collaborative Learning Hall (Room 2235/2255), School of Human Ecology, Nancy Nicholas Hall, 1300 Linden Drive

9.30am-12.30pm – Morning Presentations:

Daniel Kodzo Avorgbedor – Liminality, Copresence, and Pneumareisis: Pathways to Knowing Ancestors in Anlo-Ewe

Michelle H. Craig – Moved by the Ancestors: Processions and Festivals in the Mellah of Fez, Morocco

Eric Robertson – Egungun Power, Hidden Glory: Cloth, Memories and Connections in the African Diaspora

Oladipupo Oyeleye – Lágbájá: Reinventing the Ancestral Return and Sensiotics in Bisade Ologunde’s Afropolitan Music

12.30-2.30pm – Lunch Break

2.30-4.30pm – Afternoon Presentations

Paulette Young – Egungun Masquerade Traditions: Modern Artists Respond

Janine Sytsma – Moyo Ogundipe’s Multisensorial Aesthetic

Dr. S. Ama Wray – Mami Wata/Wata Mami, featuring Jonathan Greenstein, Saxophone; John Christensen, Bass; and video art work designed by Colin Ying and Bre’ Annah Stampley.


Saturday April 7th 2018, Evening Session

The Sett, Union South, 1308 W Dayton Street, Madison

9.00pm-late – Dance Party!

Featuring Chicago Afrobeat Project and Golpe Tierra