The Early Modern Atlantic World: Slavery, Race, Governance Symposium

Evanston, IL

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The aim of this symposium is to recast interpretations and conceptualization of early modernity in terms of recent developments in the critical historical analysis of Atlantic slavery and associated developments in critical theory. Our concern will be to provide greater illumination to the historical and theoretical implications, still largely unexplored, concerning the early modern colonial economic dynamics and political linkages between governance, slavery, and racialization during the 15th and early 18th centuries. The four main connected modern and colonial themes that we hope to discuss in this symposium are formations of ‘the early modern’; ‘slavery’; ‘race’; and ‘governance’.

APRIL 19-20, 2013

FRIDAY, APRIL 19, 2013, 5:00PM
OPENING KEYNOTE LECTURE BY Irene Silverblatt - Duke University

RECEPTION TO FOLLOW

SATURDAY, APRIL 20, 2013

PANEL DISCUSSIONS, 9:00AM-5:00PM
Anna More - University of California-Los Angeles
Karen Graubart - University of Notre Dame
Karoline Cook - University of Illinois-Urbana
Kristin Huffine - Northern Illinois University
Laura Leon Llerena - Northwestern University
Mariana Candido - Princeton University
Mark Hauser - Northwestern University
Nancy van Deusen - Queen's University, Ontario
Rachel Sarah O’Toole - University of California-Irvine
Regina Grafe - Northwestern University
Rudolph Butch Ware - University of Michigan
Sherwin K. Bryant - Northwestern University
Susan Deans-Smith - University of Texas-Austin
Sylvester Johnson - Northwestern University


SATURDAY, APRIL 20, 2013, 5:00PM
CONCLUDING ADDRESS BY Barnor Hesse - Northwestern University

RECEPTION TO FOLLOW


All lectures, panels, and receptions are free and open to the public, RSVP recommended. 
For more information about the symposium, please visit www.caah.northwestern.edu