Seminar "Slavery, Memory, and African Diasporas"

Created in the Spring 2012 by Dr. Ana Lucia Araujo (Professor, Department of History) this seminar is a forum for discussion of scholarship on the history and memory of slavery and their connections with the African diaspora. Prior to the meetings, the seminar papers circulate (via email) among the participants.

The seminar meets on Wednesdays, three or four times in the Fall semester and three or four times in the Spring semester at the main campus of Howard University.

For more information, contact Dr. Ana Lucia Araujo at aaraujo@howard.edu

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FALL 2017 - SPRING 2018 - Schedule

September 20, 2017

”The Beaten Way”

Richard Bell (Associate Professor, University of Maryland)

November 8, 2017

Negros Monteros, Morenas Domesticas, and Enfants Cultivateurs: Unfree Labor and Constructed Race in Late-Colonial Santo Domingo"

Maria Cecilia Ulrickson (PhD Candidate, University of Notre Dame)

January 24, 2018

“American Yankees and Abolitionism in Nineteenth-century East Africa”

Jane Hooper (Assistant Professor, George Mason University)

February 21, 2018

"West Indies Emancipation: An Anthology of Speeches, Songs, & Poems”

Jeffrey Kerr-Ritchie (Professor, Department of History, Howard University)

March 21 or 28, 2018

”’I Must Possess My Own Body': William Trail and the Founding of a Free Black Community in Indiana"

Edna G. Medford (Professor, Department of History, Howard University)

April 18, 2018

Enslaved Women’s Armed Resistance to Slavery

Nikki M. Taylor (Professor, Department of History, Howard University)

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FALL 2016 - SPRING 2017 - Schedule

September 14 (Wednesday), 2016

Jessica Marie Johnson (Assistant Professor, Department of History, Johns Hopkins University)

“Sex and Slavery: Intimacy, Power, and Kinship at Saint-Louis and Gorée”

October 12 (Wednesday), 2016

Ana Lucia Araujo (Professor, Howard University)

"Reparations in the Era of Unfinished Citizenship”

November 16 (Wednesday), 2016

Emily Kluger (Assistant Professor, Department of English, Howard University)

“The Three Lives of Mary Prince: (Re)Imagining Authorship in Nineteenth-Century Print Networks”

January 25 (Wednesday), 2017

Alcione Amos (Curator of the Smithsonian Anacostia Community Museum, Washington DC)

“Not Altogether of the Ordinary Material and Timber”: The Life of F.Z.S. Peregrino, 1851-1919”

February 22 (Wednesday), 2017

"Facing slavery's legacy at Georgetown"

Adam Rothman (Professor, Department of History, Georgetown University

March 29 (Wednesday), 2017

“Trajectories of Slavery in Mali”

Elke Strockreiter (Assistant Professor, Department of History, American University)

April 19 (Wednesday), 2017

Africanos into Africanos Livres: The Brazilian Registries of the Liberated Africans Project

Daryle Williams (Associate Professor, Department of History, University of Maryland)

FALL 2015 - SPRING 2016 - Schedule

September 16, 2015

Joseph Reidy (Professor of History and Associate Provost, Howard University)

“Emancipation Time: Achieving Freedom during the American Civil War”

October 14, 2015

Jeffrey Kerr-Ritchie (Associate Professor of History, Howard University)

“The Comparative Fallacy: New Slaves and Old Slaves”

November 18, 2015

Erin Rowe (Assistant Professor of History, Johns Hopkins University)

"The Public Performance of African Christianity in Early Modern Iberia."

SPRING 2016

January 19, 2016

Edna G. Medford (Professor of History, Howard University)

Paper's title: TBA

February 24, 2016

Jason T. Sharples (Assistant Professor of History, Catholic University of America)

"Strategies in Enslaved Communities during Times of Crisis: A Comparative View of the Caribbean and North America in the Mid-Eighteenth Century"

March 23, 2016

Renée Ater (Associate Professor of Art History, University of Maryland)

"Slavery, Liberation, Canonization: Monuments to Harriet Tubman and the Underground Railroad"

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FALL 2014 - SPRING 2015 - Schedule

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FALL 2014

September 10, 2014 (Wednesday) - 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM

Adam Rothman (Associate Professor, Department of History, Georgetown University)

"A Kidnapping in New Orleans During the Civil War"

 

October 8, 2014 (Wednesday) - 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM

David Sartorius (Associate Professor, Department of History, University of Maryland, College Park)

"Safe Travels: Passports and the Illegal Slave Trade in Nineteenth-Century Cuba"

 

November 12, 2014 (Wednesday) - 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM

Rebecca Shumway (Adjunct Professor, Department of History, Georgetown University)

"Cultural Syncretism and the Duplicity of Anti-Slavery on the Gold Coast (Ghana)"

 

SPRING 2015

February 4, 2015 (Wednesday) - 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM

Ana Lucia Araujo (Professor, Department of History, Howard University University)

"Reparations for Slavery in Brazil"

 

March 11, 2015 (Wednesday) - 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM

Dr. Sharita Thompson (Independent Scholar)

"Held for Safekeeping: Black Women Imprisoned in Maryland during the Age of the Civil War"

 


FALL 2013 - SPRING 2014 - Schedule

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FALL 2013

September 25, 2013 (Wednesday) - 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM

Jessica Krug (Assistant Professor, George Washington University)

"(Mis)Taken Identities: Kisama and the Politics of Naming in the Palenque Limón, New Grenada, c. 1570-1634"

 

October 16, 2013 (Wednesday) - 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM

Marjoleine Kars (Associate Professor, University of Maryland, Baltimore County)

"Politics and Gender in the Berbice Slave Rebellion, 1763-1764"

 

December 4, 2013 (Wednesday) - 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM

Jane Hooper (Assistant Professor, George Mason University)

"Silver for Slaves: Negotiating for Slaves in Early Modern Madagascar

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SPRING 2014

February 5, 2014 (Wednesday) - 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM

Lumumba Shabaka (Assistant Professor, Howard University)

"Kinship, Abolition, Commerce, and Colonization of 'Portuguese Guinea' c. 1830-1879"

 

March 26, 2014 (Wednesday) - 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM

Richard Bell (Associate Professor, University of Maryland, College Park)

"The Blackest Market: Kidnapping and the Domestic Slave Trade"

 

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FALL 2012 - SPRING 2013 - Schedule

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FALL 2012

September 12 (Wednesday) - 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM

Ana Lucia Araujo (Associate Professor, Howard University)

"Black Purgatory: Female Slave Resistance in Nineteenth-Century Rio Grande do Sul (Brazil)"


October 9 (Tuesday) - 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM

Joseph Miller (Professor, University of Virginia)

A Discussion on the book The Problem of Slavery As History: A Global Approach (New Haven: Yale University Press, 2012) by Joseph C. Miller


October 24 (Wednesday) - 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM

Renée Ater (Associate Professor, University of Maryland, College Park)

"Remembering and Commemorating the United States Colored Troops: The African American Civil War Monument, Washington, DC"


December 5, 2012 (Wednesday) - 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM

Daryle Williams (Associate Professor, University of Maryland, College Park)

"Rethinking the Christie Affair: Free Africans, Citizenship, and Nation during the Anglo-Brazilian Conflict, 1861-1865"


SPRING 2013 schedule

January 23, 2013 (Wednesday) - 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM

Maurice Jackson (Associate Professor, Georgetown University)

"Washington, DC: From the Founding of a Slaveholding Capital to a Center of Abolitionism"

 

March 6, 2013 (Wednesday) - 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM

Alice Bellagamba (Associate Professor, University of Milano-Biccoca, Italy)

"Shadowed Lives: Slave Ancestry And Social Emancipation In Twentieth-Century Urban Gambia"

 

March 27, 2013 (Wednesday) - 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM

Pier Larson (Professor, Johns Hopkins University)

"Fragments of an Indian Ocean Life: Aristide Corroller Between Islands and Empires"

 

April 24 (Wednesday) - - 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM

Jeffrey Kerr-Ritchie (Associate Professor, Howard University)

"Women Self-Emancipators"

 

 

 
 
 
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