Conference "Reckoning With Slavery: New Directions in the History, Memory, Legacy, and Popular Representations of Enslavement”

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November 16-18, 2017

The Lapidus Center for the Historical Analysis of Transatlantic Slavery at the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture presents its inaugural conference, “Reckoning With Slavery: New Directions in the History, Memory, Legacy, and Popular Representations of Enslavement”. It will take place at the Schomburg Center.

The conference will shed new light on the history of slavery, the slave trade, abolition and opposition to slavery, as well as engage with debates over archives, gender and sexuality, identity, and public history. Continuing on the path of the Center’s programs, which cover the vast African Diaspora, scholars will explore these themes in various countries including Brazil, Canada, Cuba, Iran, the Ottoman Empire, Sierra Leone, Turkey, and the United States.

The opening session will feature a conversation between Christopher Brown, Leslie Harris, Manisha Sinha and Craig Wilder. Eight panels will follow each day on the 17th and 18th. 

To view the full program and to register, please click here.