SCHEDULE: Shaking Up the World? Global Effects of Haitian Tremors: 1791, 2010

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Shaking Up the World?

Global Effects of Haitian Tremors: 1791, 2010


Venue: Aarhus University, Langelandsgade 139, 8000 Aarhus, Denmark.





Thursday, August 10

12:00-13:00Registration and lunch


13:15-14:45Keynote: J. Michael Dash (New York University): TBA (Chair: Mads Anders Baggesgaard)

15:00-16:45Session 1

17-19 Reception (with food)

19:30-22 Film + talk


Friday August 11


9:30-11:15 Session 2

11:30-13:00 Keynote: Marlene Daut (University of Virginia): TBA (Chair: Jonas Ross Kjærgård)

13:00-14:00 Lunch

14:00-15:45 Session 3

16:00-17:45 Session 4


19:30 Dinner in town


Saturday August 12

10:00-11:30 Keynote: Matthew Smith (The University of the West Indies, at Mona)“A Tale of Two Tragedies: Remembering and Forgetting Kingston and Port-au-Prince” (Chair: Frits Andersen)

11:45-13:30 Session 5

13:30-14:30: Lunch

14:45-15:30 Future collaborations and publication

15:45-16:00 Closing remark










Session 1: Representations of Earthquake (Chair: Jakob Ladegaard)

• Kasia Mika (KITLV (Royal Netherlands Institute of Southeast Asian and Caribbean Studies)): “Twinning the Extremes: the Haitian Revolution and the 2010 January Earthquake in Nick Lake’s In Darkness (2012)”
• Carla Bascombe (University of the West Indies, Trinidad and Tobago): "'Around us, history never stops': Interrogating Évelyne Trouillot’s Narratives of Pre-Revolution and Post-Quake Haiti."
• Tinuke Ola Peters (The University of the West Indies, St. Augustine (Trinidad)): “Representations of natural events in Haitian Literature”



Session 2: Historical Remembrance (Chair: Astride Charles)

• Kate Hodgson (University College Cork): “Gender, violence and slavery - nineteenth-century Haitian lieux de mémoire ”
• Erin Dwyer (Oakland University, History department): “Epidemic and Empire in Haiti’s Long Revolution”
• Mads Anders Baggesgaard (Aarhus University): “Watching the Earth Move: Cinematic Images of Haiti after the 2010 Earthquake”



Session 3: 19th Century Literary Representations of Revolution(Chair: Christina Kullberg)

• Jonas Ross Kjærgård: TBA
• Michael Boyden (Uppsala University (Sweden)): “The Tremors of the Haitian Revolution in American and French Sentimental Race Fictions”
• Sine Jensen Smed (AU): “Henrik Hertz, Haiti and the rights of the "free coloured" in a Danish perspective



Session 4: Humanitarian Interventions (Chair: Karen-Margrethe Simonsen)

• Jocelyne Sutton Franklin (University of Colorado Boulder): “Universal Humanity and The Trauma of Slavery in MakenzyOrcel’s L’Ombre animale
• Roger P. Abbott (Research Associate in Natural Disasters, The Faraday Institute of Science and Religion, Benet House, St Edmund's College, Cambridge): ”Friendship without compromise? Exploring social cohesion between Protestants, Catholics, and Vaudissants in Haiti
• Alessandra Benedicty-Kokken (CUNY): “Haiti’s Role in Shaping the Newest Utopia: ‘Ending Poverty’


Session 5: Aftershocks of Revolution (Chair: Mads Anders Baggesgaard)

• Vanessa Mongey (Newcastle University): The Back-to-Haiti movement in the 19th century
• Fredrik Thomasson (Uppsala university, history department): “Sweden and Haiti 1791–1831” 
• Florian Kappeler (University of Göttingen): “Revolutions of the Earth: Natural Tremors and Eruptions as Metaphors of the Haitian Revolution



All individual session talks are 20 minutes long and followed by approx. 15 minutes of discussion.