I would like to thank you all for attending and contributing to the success of BLACK PORTRAITURE[S] III: Reinventions: Strains of Histories and Cultures in Johannesburg, South Africa this past week. The primary goal of the conference was to bring together artists, activists, and scholars from around the world to engage in discussion on a range of topics in an interdisciplinary way. The conversations that took place were fascinating, informative and fruitful. I hope that you found your participation in the conference as worthwhile as I did.
As with the previous BLACK PORTRAITURE[S] conferences, this event will be remembered for years to come. Duke University has memorialized the BP conference in Paris (2014) with a selection of essays, which is now online and accessible free of charge to conference attendees. Please take a moment visit http://nka.dukejournals.org/
Volume 2016, Number 38-39, November 2016
And, visit blackportraitures.info for video links to our conference in Florence (2015).
Thank you, again, for making it such a wonderful and highly stimulating experience!
Deborah Willis, Ph.D. University Professor and Chair