College of Liberal Arts

Two-Day Symposium Explores Sexuality and Slavery: Nov. 11-12

Saturday Nov 12, 2011 | AT&T Conference Center, Room 202

Theh Institute for Historical Studies is hosting a two-day conference, "Sexuality & Slavery: Exposing the History of Enslaved People in the Americas."

Although the history of sexuality for enslaved people of African descent has received limited attention in the historical literature, there is ample evidence in primary records to launch this field of study. The workshop seeks to address the methodological and archival issues that are true for any history of intimacy, and demonstrate how a history of sexuality for enslaved people can be constructed. We will discuss the politics of doing such a history, the research challenges, as well as the regional and transnational differences.

Convened by:
Daina Ramey Berry, University of Texas at Austin
Leslie Harris, Emory University

Confirmed Participants:
Trevor Burnard, University of Mebourne
Adrienne Davis, Washington University in St. Louis
Steve Deyle, University of Houston
Tom Foster, DePaul University
Marisa Fuentes, Rutgers University
Tera Hunter, Princeton University
Wilma King, University of Missouri
Barbara Krauthamer, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
Jessica Millward, University of California, Irvine
Jennifer L. Morgan, New York University
Kym Morrison, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
Sowande’ Mustakeem, Washington University in St. Louis
Tamara J. Walker, University of Pennsylvania

Information, program, and registration forthcoming.
Download a "Save the Date" flyer.

Co-sponsored by: the Program in British Studies, Center fro Women's and Gender Studies, John L. Warfield Center for African and African American Studies, Littlefield Fund for Southern History, Walter Prescott Webb Special Australian Studies Fund in History, The James Weldon Johnson Institute for the Study of Race and Difference, Emory University.


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