ANN: Histories from a Shared Past. A Transatlantic Conference, June 2017 (Flensburg, Denmark)

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Flensburger Schifffahrtsmuseum und Dansk Centralbibliotek
13.06.2017-14.06.2017, Flensburg, Dansk Centralbibliotek, Norderstraße
59, 24939 Flensburg

Today's US Virgin Islands have a complex history involving people from
various cultures, countries and continents. The conference looks at what
is shared within this history, i.e. the relations, connections and
exchanges, between people, ideas and objects in the islands and in other
geographical spaces on a regional, Atlantic and global scale. The
conference is organized by the Danish West Indies Society and the
Flensburg Maritime Museum in collaboration with the Friends of Denmark
in St. Croix, St. Thomas and St. John. The conference language is

Tuesday, 13th June
Dansk Centralbibliotek, Norderstraße 59, Flensburg

13.30 h Accreditation and welcome coffee at Dansk Centralbibliotek
14.00 h Welcome greeting to conference
14.30 h Per Nielsen, MA: Citizenship - A Question or a Fact?
14.45 h Bolette Blaagaard, PhD: Rereading "The Herald" (1915-1924).
Journalism, Citizens and Cosmopolitanism in the Times of Colonialism
16.00 h Curator talk at exhibition "Rum, Sweat & Tears" with
Imani-Tafari-Ama, PhD at Flensburger Schifffahrtsmuseum
19.00 h Public lecture
Nadine Marchena-Kean: If Walls Could Talk: A Study of how the shared
built environment affected the families that live within it

Wednesday, 14th June
Dansk Centralbibliotek, Norderstraße 59, Flensburg

10.00 h Astrid Nonbo Andersen, PhD:
Figurations of Social Memories of Colonialism and Enslavement
10.45 h Aske Stick, MA: The Complaint as a "Voice". Slave Complaints on
St. Croix, 1800-1850
11.30 h Joshua Torres, PhD: Crossroads of Culture: Pre-Colonial History
and Socio-Cultural Development in the US Virgin Islands.
13.30 h Linda Rupert, PhD: Navigating Currents of Freedom: Runaway
Slaves in Pan-Caribbean and Atlantic Perspective
14.15 h Mark M. Smith, PhD: The Sensorium on a Constant Strain. A
Sensory History of Natural Disasters in the Danish West Indies, 1867
15.00 h Closing remarks

15.30 h Guided tour along the Rum & Sugar Trail:
A walk to the built colonial heritage of Flensburg

19.00 h Öffentlicher Abendvortrag (auf Deutsch)
Susanne Grigull: KulturTransfer. Mahagoni-Möbel als Teil des gemeinsamen
(Flensburger Schifffahrtsmuseum, Schiffbrücke 39, Flensburg)

Susanne Grigull
Flensburger Schifffahrtsmuseum, Schiffbrücke 39, 24939 Flensburg
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