Possible AHA Panel on Complex Loyalties within the Worlds of Enslavement

Asli Berktay's picture

Dear all,

Although late, I'm still hoping to recruit fellow scholars of slavery in both Africa and the African Diaspora for a panel that would revolve around the complexities of loyalties, alliances, community-building and survival in the worlds of slavery at the AHA 2019 in Chicago.

My paper would address the complex bonds that formed between freed Africans and their former African owners in nineteenth-century Salvador, Brazil, as analyzed through the lense of post-mortem testaments. 

If interested, please send a paper abstract and a biographical paragraph, and affiliation/contact information by February 10, 2018, so that we can possibly still submit a session proposal by February 14.

Thanks so much,

Asli Berktay

Teaching and Research Fellow, NYU Shanghai