Seminar Series on Afro-Latin American Studies

Seminar Series Events

2019 Feb 01

Seminar Series: “Going to their Own Country:” Black Mariners and Shipboard Life in the Bahian Slave Trade

12:00pm to 2:00pm

Location: 

104 Mt. Auburn Street 3R, Seminar Room

Mary Hicks will present "Going to their Own Country:” Black Mariners and Shipboard Life in the Bahian Slave Trade"

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 alari@fas...

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2018 Nov 02

Seminar Series on Afro-Latin American Studies: "Fugitive Mysticism: "Visionary Testimony, Vernacular Theology, and the Archive of Slavery"

Registration Closed 12:00pm to 2:00pm

Location: 

104 Mt. Auburn Street 3R, Seminar Room

Nicholas Rinehart: "Fugitive Mysticism: "Visionary Testimony, Vernacular Theology, and the Archive of Slavery"

In the introduction to a 2015 special issue of Social Text on “The Question of Recovery: Slavery, Freedom, and the Archive,” the guest editors posit that scholars of Atlantic slavery and freedom “cannot resolve the tension between recovering archival traces of black life as a means of contesting...

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