Re-thinking Postslavery symposium 2/3 July 2010

Following on from Friday’s very interesting Workshop on Postslavery in the Francophone Caribbean – the closing event in the series:  ‘Re-thinking Postslavery’ Workshops is to be held this Friday and Saturday 2/3 July -with a great line-up:

Re-thinking Postslavery

2-3 July 2010 / International Slavery Museum, Liverpool

Friday 2 July 2010

13:00     Coffee and sandwich lunch

14:00     Welcome

14:10     Reports on previous Re-thinking Postslavery Workshops:

  • Dmitri van den Bersselaar (Liverpool) on: Postslavery – examples from the Atlantic Basin (8 September 2009)
  • Olivier du Lac (Liverpool) on: Postslavery and Migrations in Africa (15 March 2010)
  • Anne Eichmann (UCLAN) on: Postslavery and Culture (21 May 2010)
  • Louise Hardwick (Birmingham) on: Postslavery in the Francophone Caribbean (25 June 2010)

15:00     Richard Benjamin (ISM) ‘Postslavery in the International Slavery Museum’

15:15     Discussion

15:35     Tea

15:50     Livio Sansone (Universidade Federal da Bahia): ‘Memory of slavery from nearby and the challenge of reverting the politics of forgetting in Brazil – with the help of affirmative action and new technology’

16:50     Close of day 1 [museum closes 17:00]


Saturday 3 July 2010

9:30        Coffee available

10:00     Denis Regnier (LSE): ‘Slave descendants in the southern highlands of Madagascar: an ethnographic account’

Aldrin Castellucci (UNEB Bahia State University): ‘Citizenship and politics in Post-Abolition Brazil: a study focused on the trajectory of a working group’

Renaud Hourcade (Rennes/Liverpool): ‘A mastered past? Negotiating the local memory of the slave trade in Bordeaux and Nantes’

11:45     Coffee

12:00     Bruce Baker (Royal Holloway): ‘Poor Whites After Slavery: Towards a Biracial History of the New South’s Working Class’

Catherine Clinton (Queens, Belfast): ‘Gender, Sex & Emancipation: Post-Traumatic Responses to Slavery’

13:30     Lunch

14:30     Discussion

16:00     Close


This symposium is organised by the Centre for the Study of International Slavery (CSIS, a partnership between the University of Liverpool and National Museums Liverpool), supported by an ESRC Seminar Grant.


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