Institute of Historical Studies
Institute of Historical Studies

Program

Unless otherwise noted, all events take place in RLP 1.302B, in the Glickman Conference Center.
Download the program, revised Mar-8-2019.

Thursday, April 11, 2019

8:45-9:00am | Welcome Remarks

Jacqueline Jones, Chair of the History Department, Ellen C. Temple Chair in Women’s History, and Mastin Gentry White Professor of Southern History, University of Texas at Austin

Miriam Bodian, Director of the Institute for Historical Studies, and Professor of History, University of Texas at Austin

9:00-10:30am | Panel 1: The Francophone World
Chair: Dillon Savage, Doctoral Student in History, University of Texas at Austin

Varia libertas, Some Preliminary Remarks”
Benjamin Claude Brower, University of Texas at Austin

"Veiled Bodies, Unveiled Bodies: Flora Tristan's and Paul Gauguin's Gendered Visions of Freedom in the French Empire (1803-1903)"
Emma Kuby, Northern Illinois University

"After the Revolution: Black Radical Humanism and the Aim of (Colonial) Emancipation"
Gary Wilder, The Graduate Center, City University of New York

10:30-10:45am | Break

10:45am-12:15pm | Panel 2: The U.S.
Chair: Tiana Wilson, Doctoral Student in History, University of Texas at Austin

"The Contradictions of Freedom in the Desert"
C.J. Alvarez, University of Texas at Austin

"'We are Yanquis because they say we are Yanquis:' Puerto Rico, the US and the Question of Freedom in the World’s Oldest Colony"
Mónica Jiménez, University of Texas at Austin

"Malcolm X, Martin Luther King Jr., and the Black Freedom Struggle"
Peniel Joseph, University of Texas at Austin

12:15-1:15pm | Break (Conferee Lunch by invite only)

1:15-2:45pm | Panel 3: Middle East and North Africa
Chair: Christopher Rose, Doctoral Candidate in History, University of Texas at Austin

"Freedom and Populism: The Case of Algeria"
Lahouari Addi, Institut d'études politiques, Université de Lyon 2 (France), and Centre national de recherche en anthropologie sociale et culturelle, Oran (Algeria)

"Sacred Liberation: Arab Decolonization and the Quest for Freedom"
Yoav Di-Capua, University of Texas at Austin

"Arab Conceptions of Freedom in the Anti-Colonial Age"
Abdel Razzaq Takriti, University of Houston

2:45-3:00pm | Break

3:00-5:00pm | Keynote
"The Twisted Path of Freedom: A Historical Perspective"
Enzo Traverso, Cornell University

5:00-6:00pm | Break


6:30-9:00pm | Film
LET THEM COME (2015, Algeria, dir: Salem Brahimi)
Q&A with Salem Brahimi in person following film.
Watch the trailer. Download the pressbook.
Due to limited seating, film is by invite only. Queries: cmeador@austin.utexas.edu.

Friday, April 12, 2019

9:00-10:30am | Panel 4: Asia
Chair: Anuj Kaushal, Doctoral Student in History, University of Texas at Austin

"Freedom Without Liberal Subjects"
Indrani Chatterjee, University of Texas at Austin

"Freedom to and Freedom from in Classical Hindu Jurisprudence"
Donald R. Davis, Jr., University of Texas at Austin

"Burdens of Freedom: Labor and Struggle in the First Indochina War"
Christian Lentz, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

10:30-10:45am | Break

10:40am-12:15pm | Panel 5: Latin America
Chair: Paula O’Donnell, Doctoral Student in History, University of Texas at Austin


"Spaces as Carriers of Political Rights: 19th-Century Experiments with Republicanism in Colombia"
Lina del Castillo, University of Texas at Austin

"Populist Freedom?"
Federico Finchelstein, The New School for Social Research

"Freedom’s Just Another Word: Press and Nation in Liberal Mexico"
Pablo A. Piccato, Columbia University