The Global Plantation Symposium

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October 15, 2020 to October 17, 2020
New Jersey, United States
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Art, Art History & Visual Studies, Australian and New Zealand History / Studies, Black History / Studies, Colonial and Post-Colonial History / Studies, South Asian History / Studies
We are pleased to announce The Global Plantation Symposium will be held virtually from Thursday, October 15 to Saturday, October 17 (ET). 
This symposium brings together scholars and artists from around the world to interrogate representations of plantations across a range of geographic locales as well as disciplinary and aesthetic modes. As physical, economic and material interventions in a landscape, as sites of labor and production, the plantation also exists powerfully in people’s imaginations. As our title suggests, we are interested in the plantation’s iterations across temporal and spatial geographies, for we wonder if the transformations they wrought across the globe might also create possibilities to imagine the intimacies and particularities of time and space differently. We hope the symposium will be a time of engaged and collegial conversation, despite the virtual format. 
Deborah A. Thomas, R. Jean Brownlee Professor of Anthropology in the Department of Anthropology at the University of Pennsylvania, will deliver the keynote lecture. Additional presenters include Monique Allawaert, Gaiutra Bahadur, Amie Batalibasi, Shiraz Bayjoo, Amy Clukey, Hilary Emmett, Andil Gosine, Neelika Jayawardane, Michael Laffan, Tiffany Lethabo King, Imelda Miller, Zinzi Minott, Sophie Moore, Emilia Terracciano, Jasmine Togo Brisby, Olivia Williams, Lacey Wilson, and Imani Uzuri.
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The Global Plantation Symposium Co-Organizers
Anna Arabindan-Kesson, Assistant Professor of African American Studies and Art and Archaeology, Princeton University
Clare Corbould, Associate Professor of History, Deakin University
Jarvis McKinnis, Cordelia & William Laverack Family Assistant Professor of English, Duke University
Jessica Womack, PhD Candidate, Art and Archaeology and African American Studies, Princeton University
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Jessica Womack, PhD Candidate, Art and Archaeology and African American Studies, Princeton University

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