Rethinking Slavery in the 21st Century: Images and Archives
Thursday, November 10, 2016 - 5:00pm to Friday, November 11, 2016 - 7:30pm
This one and half-day symposium will examine the archival and popular representation of chattel slavery, as altered by the cultural and technological transformations of the 21st century. Scholars will explore the histories and legacies of slavery in the Atlantic world, as they occur in art, film, literature, legal records, museums, social interaction, and technology. Our goal is to think across methodological approaches to slavery in order to clarify the exigencies and demands for continued investigation of the bondsperson’s experiences and the cultural significance of slavery.