A list of accounts of the Bois Caïman ceremony, compiled by Ian Baucom and Laurent Dubois at Duke University for their course “The Black Atlantic.”
Duke University students are writing the “Black Atlantic” online courtesy of a course taught by Ian Baucom and Laurent DuBois.
From the syllabus:
“This seminar, open to advanced undergraduate students and graduate students in all disciplines, explores the history and literature of what has come to be known as “The Black Atlantic.” Our goal will be to think through the histories of slavery and emancipation in this Atlantic world and the way they have shaped our politics and culture. Our reading will range widely, including works of history and theory as well as poetry and novels. But we will also explore how visual art, music, and various types of performance condense, transmit, and examine this history. Students in the class will be invited to participate in the “Digital Black Atlantic Project,” a collaboration between Duke, Columbia, and Harvard, which will be exploring innovative ways to use Digital Media to showcase and present scholarship, literature, and artistic production around the theme of the Black Atlantic.”
Students blog reflections over the course of the semester. Posts to date include:
Read more on the course, explore the site, and find the syllabus here: About « The Black Atlantic.
Haiti’s Archives in the Balance
Conference featuring Haitian archivist Patrick Tardieu, Haitian historian Jean Casimir, Duke faculty Ian Baucom, Laurent Dubois, Deborah Jenson, and Deborah Jakubs and Digital Library of the Caribbean coordinator, Brooke Wooldridge.
Sponsored by the Duke University Center for French and Francophone Studies.
Date: Monday, February 15, 2010
Location: Perkins Library, Room 217, Duke University
Center for French and Francophone Studies
Duke University, Box 90257
Durham, NC 27708
Email: laurent dot dubois at duke dot edu