In the Space Between Society, scholars who study literature, history, media, art, society, and culture between 1914 and 1945.
This year’s conference addresses the key roles that race played in creative, intellectual, ideological, and political conversations from 1914-1945.
Self-consciously or not, interwar and wartime authors, artists, political figures, public intellectuals, and public officials around the world invested in the concept of race. For some, race was a means to assert social identity. For others, race informed concepts of modernity and/or modernism. For still others, race shaped views of time and place, structuring how interwar and wartime cultures were interpreted, received, deployed, and exchanged.
This conference brings together participants who consider the different cultural and scientific assumptions about race that shape various sites during the interwar period. It considers what methods we can and do utilize to analyze race as a component of cultural production.
Ultimately, we explore how fields of study engage with multiple forms, definitions, and investments in race in the space between.
Tickets are required, packages ranging from $15-75: https://registration.socio.events/e/raceinthespacebetween2021