(En)gendering the Atlantic World - April 20-21, 2018

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(En)gendering the Atlantic World

April 20-21, 2018

Glucksman Ireland House of NYU


The faculty and students of the Atlantic World Workshop at New York University are delighted to announce our upcoming conference, “(En)gendering the Atlantic World.” Over the last five decades, historians have demonstrated that focusing on gender enables a deeper understanding of the diversity of human experience, ideologies, and epistemologies that shaped the Atlantic World. This conference builds on that work, considering both ideologies and human experience in using gender as a central framework for investigating the intertwined histories of the peoples and polities of Africa, the Americas, and Europe. How did ideologies of gender mold, refine, and/or challenge other structures of power in the Atlantic? What does centering gender provide us with that is otherwise lost, erased, or silenced? What new methodologies and approaches are made available by reading existing archives through the lens of gender?

We are delighted to announce that Kathleen Brown give our keynote address. The conference will also feature a lunch talk by Susanah Romney and a roundtable discussion from Jennifer Morgan, Camilla Townsend, Carolyn Roberts, and Marisa Fuentes. Please see the full schedule here.

Please contact Lila Chambers (lila.chambers@nyu.edu) or Elise A. Mitchell (elise.mitchell@nyu.edu) with any questions.

The conference is open to scholars of all ranks, as well as the public.

This conference has been made possible through generous support from New York University’s Center for the Humanities, Glucksman Ireland House, the NYU Atlantic Workshop, and the NYU Department of History Graduate History Student Association.