History Department
History Department

IHS Workshop: "Social Death and Political Life in the Study of Slavery"

Mon, November 2, 2009 | GAR 4.100

12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Dr. Vincent Brown, professor of history and African American Studies at Harvard University, will be visiting The University of Texas at Austin on Nov. 2-3. Brown teaches courses in Atlantic history, African diaspora studies, and the history of slavery. The Institute for Historical Studies (IHS) is very pleased to welcome this accomplished scholar as he discusses his work in three different venues: a workshop paper, a film, and his recent book.  

On Monday, Nov. 2, from 12-1:30 p.m., in GAR 4.100, Brown will hold a workshop on his paper, "Social Death and Political Life in the Study of Slavery," at a lunch sponsored by IHS. RSVP required to reserve your lunch and receive a copy of the pre-circulated paper. Please e-mail Courtney Meador by 9 a.m., Friday, Oct. 30.

Responding will be Dr. James Sidbury, professor of history at the university and author of Ploughshares into Swords: Race, Rebellion, and Identity in Gabriel's Virginia, 1730-1810 (Cambridge 2008) and Becoming African in America Race and Nation in the Early Black Atlantic (Oxford 2007). Sidbury teaches social and cultural history of eighteenth- and nineteenth-century America and early African American history. 

That same evening, at 6:30 p.m. in GAR 0.102 will be the screening of a recent film that Brown co-produced, "Herskovits at the Heart of Blackness." He will lead a discussion following the screening. No RSVP required.

Tuesday, Nov. 3, at 12:30 p.m. in GAR 4.100, Brown will be discussing his recent book,The Reaper's Garden: Death and Power in the World of Atlantic Slavery. RSVP required. Please e-mail Courtney Meador to reserve your lunch by 9 a.m., Friday, Oct. 30.

"We are very excited to host a scholar who will be discussing history in several different forums and through several different media. We hope that you will join us for these events," said Julie Hardwick, director of IHS.

All events are free and open to the public.

Sponsored by: IHS, History Dept.

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