“Shades of Intimacy: What the Eighteenth Century Teaches Us,” served as the keynote lecture for “The Flesh of the Matter: A Hortense Spillers Symposium,” at Cornell University, March 18, 2016. Followed by a day of symposium panels, March 19, 2016.
“Prof Catherine Hall (UCL) – Building on the work of the Legacies of British Slave-ownership project this paper will explore the role of the slave-owners in making ‘race’. The idea of ‘the negro’, of ‘the slave’ and of ‘the white man’ had to be constructed in the new world of the Atlantic. It was effected through a wide variety of practices – from the selling … Continue reading PODCAST: Hall on “Making ‘Race’: the work of the slave-owners”
Noelle Trent writes: Continue reading “Trent with “Thoughts on Underground” | @AAIHS”
On February 3, 2014, Andrew Apter presented “History in the Dungeon: Spectral Spaces and Sovereign Signs in Cape Coast Castle, Ghana.” Apter is a Professor of History at UCLA. Emmanuel Akyeampong, Professor of History at Harvard University, was the discussant. Continue reading VIDEO: Apter on “History in the Dungeon” | African Studies Workshop @ Harvard
This enlightening discussion will focus on memory, commemorations, and legacies of the slave trade and slavery, and feature panelists John Cummings and Ibrahima Seck of the Whitney Plantation and Museum; Columbia University professor Saidiya Hartman; architect Rodney Leon; and University of Pennsylvania professor Salamishah Tillett.
This program is brought to you by the Lapidus Center for the Historical Analysis of Transatlantic Slavery.@SchomburgLive | #SlaveryandMemory
Keynote Address by Professor Jennifer Morgan, New York University to the conference Pregnancy, Childbearing and Infant Care: Historical Perspectives from Slave and Non-Slave Societies Continue reading VIDEO: Morgan, ‘Partus Sequitur Ventrem’: Law and Re/Production for Enslaved Women
The American Historical Review and Past & Present have joined forces to publish a joint, virtual special issue reviewing historiographic debates related to slavery and anti-slavery in the Atlantic World.
Cheryl Finley, scholar, addresses Untitled, 1969, 1969 by Malcolm Bailey (b.1947)
Erica Moiah James on Louis Rigaud’s portrait of Toussaint Louverture: