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Please find below a call for papers you may find of interest.
Marie Rodet, Vincent Hiribarren, Fabienne Chamelot
Call for papers.
Featured section in History in Africa: Archives, the Digital Turn and Governance in Africa
Deadline for abstracts: 29 September 2017
Dr Marie Rodet, School of Oriental and African Studies
Dr Vincent Hiribarren, King’s College London
The History Department at Rice University invites proposals for a two-day symposium on the history of Medicine and Healing in the Age of Slavery. In the last three decades, scholars have increasingly identified connections between slavery and medicine. They have uncovered how medical theories and practices helped to reinforce the institution of slavery, just as enslaved people used their knowledge of healing to gain autonomy and power.