Seminar Series on Afro-Latin American Studies with Mary Hicks


Wednesday, January 30, 2019, 3:00pm to 5:00pm


1730 Cambridge Street CGIS S450, Cambridge MA 02138

Mary Hicks will present "Ports of Sanctuary: Maritime Marronage, Imperial Law and the Judicial Imaginary of Enslaved Mariners"

The second chapter of her book manuscript will be discussed and it details multifaceted forms of agency exercised by enslaved African and creole mariners aboard slaving vessels in the mid to late 18th century, arguing that mariners were not only agents in transforming their own lives, but were in fact agents in the Atlantic world more broadly. 

***This event features pre-circulated paper available upon request at after January 25th, 2019***

This event is organized in collaboration with His 2525A: The Latin American History Seminar and Workshop Administrating differences in Latin America: historical approaches 

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