AFRICA: Art, Memory, Culture

April 12, 2014

African Artwork

The University of Scranton is pleased to offer an exciting day as we explore AFRICA- the art, the culture and the history. The symposium will be held on the Scranton campus, 800 Linden St., Scranton, PA, 18510 on April 12, 2014. Morning registration and check-in begins at 9:00AM. The day will conclude with cultural dance and musical performances. 

Symposium Presentations and Schedule


9:45-10: Introductory remarks.

10-11:15: Dr. Clement Price, Rutgers University: “Learning Africa: What We Need to Know”

11:30-12:45 Dr. Patrick Goodin, Howard University: “Afro Caribbean Philosophy: An outline”

12:45 -2 Lunch

2:00-3:15 Mwangi wa Githinji: University of Massachusetts Amherst: “Is there such a Thing as a Culture of Development?”

3:15-4:00: Dr. Annie Hounsokou: University of Scranton: “Art, Memory, Culture: The Case of Christian African Art”

4:00-4:15 Concluding remarks

4:15-5:30: Wine and Cheese Reception

5:30: Nego Gato Performing Troupe, DeNaples Ballroom

Registration Information

Online registration is open! This event is free to students, and all University of Scranton and Marywood community members. All others, registration symposium fee is $40 which includes breakfast, lunch and reception.

To register, please click herre: Online Registration

Hotel Information

We have reserved a block of rooms at the Hilton Scranton Conference Center located at 100 Adams Avenue, Scranton, PA, 18503. The block will be released as of March 21, 2014. If you need assistance with reservations, please call 570-343-3000.

Symposium Contact

Dr. Annie Hounsokou, Philosophy, History