“One World, Many Worlds: Composing the Americas” SCOLAS 42nd Annual Conference

Date(s): March 11-14, 2009
Location: Santo Domingo, DR

At this conference, we want to reconsider the ways that multiple influences: cultures, races and languages, have interwoven to create the worlds that collectively we know as the Americas. What have been the gains, what have been the costs, of this mixing and merging? What does the future hold for the many strands that, together, shape and delineate the Americas in an environment with eroding borders but growing psychological barriers? We encourage you to explore these themes as they have influenced the creation of the Americas through the prisms of human endeavor, reflected in our academic disciplines, including but not limited to the arts, social relations, human enterprise and the sciences.