Saidiya Hartman interviewed on archives, writing, and black death: "I think that there are many ways we can take up this notion of the afterlife of slavery. Certain representational structures continue to produce black death, or death as the only horizon for black life. There’s another way in which the afterlife of slavery produces a … Continue reading BLOGROLL: Hartman on Archives and Writing
This symposium celebrates the 20th anniversary of Saidiya Hartman’s Scenes of Subjection: Terror, Slavery, and Self-Making in Nineteenth-Century America and its impact on studies of Black lives in the past, present, and future. Please join us as we consider the work’s impact within its intergenerational intellectual context and theorize new possibilities for Black life and Black freedom in … Continue reading VIDEO/CONF: Scenes at 20 – Inspirations, Riffs, and Reverberations
Scholars of slavery engage history, archives, Saidiya Hartman, and violence, in a recent History of the Present. From the introduction by Brian Connolly and Marisa Fuentes: "This special issue of the journal asks how the violence of the archives of slavery contributes to the production of a history of our present. What is at stake in … Continue reading ARTICLES: Connolly and Fuentes Co-Edit Special Issue on Archives of Slavery
Featuring Christina Sharpe, Hazel Carby, Kaiama Glover, Saidiya Hartman, Arthur Jafa, and Alex Weheliye. Christina Sharpe’s paradigm shifting new work, In the Wake: On Blackness and Being, interrogates literary, visual, cinematic, and quotidian representations of Black life that comprise what she calls the “orthography of the wake.” Invoking the multiple meanings of the term “wake”—the … Continue reading VIDEO: In the Wake: A Salon in Honor of Christina Sharpe on Vimeo
"On Marronage: Ethical Confrontations with Antiblackness" is a collective intervention into the discursive formation of black studies at the outset of the twenty-first century."
Saidiya Hartman, “The Belly of the World: A Note on Black Women’s Labors.” Souls 18, no. 1 (2016): 166-173.
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 … Continue reading VIDEO: The Lapidus Center Presents Slavery and Memory x Whitney Plantation
On January 31st, the Institute of African Studies at Columbia University held a discussion on Simon Gikandi's new book Slavery and the Culture of Taste
Saidiya V. Hartman, Lose Your Mother: A Journey Along the Atlantic Slave Route. New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2007. via Farrar, Straus and Giroux: In Lose Your Mother, Saidiya Hartman traces the history of the Atlantic slave trade by recounting a journey she took along a slave route in Ghana. Following the trail of captives from … Continue reading BOOK: Hartman’s Lose Your Mother