CFP AHA 2019: Age, Race, and Unfreedom

Alix Riviere's picture
Call for Papers
February 15, 2018
Illinois, United States
Subject Fields: 
Black History / Studies, Childhood and Education, Ethnic History / Studies, Immigration & Migration History / Studies, Slavery

I am looking to form a panel for the AHA Chicago 2019 conference discussing questions of age, race, and unfreedom. In the context of recent historiographical interest on life-cycles, the goal of the panel would be to broaden our usual categories of analysis (gender, race, class) to incorporate that of age. My own work is on enslaved children in 19th-century Louisiana and Martinique, but I would welcome research on any age-specific groups or questions (teenagers/adolescents, elders, maturity, rites of passage, etc). Similarly, although I focus on slave societies, papers dealing with age in any geographical or historical context of unfreedom or dependency would be gladly considered.

Please contact with a brief description of your project if interested. The deadline for proposals is February 15, 2018.

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