The Early Modern Atlantic World: Slavery, Race, Governance Symposium
Friday, April 19, 2013 at 5:00 PM (CDT)
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.
When & Where
Center for African American History, Northwestern University
The Center for African American History (CAAH) draws together scholars from across the disciplines to promote the study of all aspects of African American history and the history of the African Diaspora. Defining African American history in the broadest possible terms with a commitment to Diasporic scholarship, CAAH calls upon a fine cadre of scholars who specialize in the histories of the U.S., Latin America, Asia, West Africa, and the Caribbean.