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GLC 2019 Annual Conference “A Deep History of Slavery”

September 11, 2019 - 1353 views
From November 01, 2019 - 08:00 AM
to November 02, 2019 - 04:00 PM
Henry R. Luce Hall (LUCE ), 101 (Auditorium)
34 Hillhouse Avenue
06511, New Haven

GLC 2019 Annual Conference "A Deep History of Slavery"

Event time: 
Friday, November 1, 2019 - 8:00 am  to Saturday, November 2, 2019 - 4:00 pm 
Henry R. Luce Hall (LUCE), 101 (Auditorium) see map (link is external)  
34 Hillhouse Avenue
New Haven , CT 06511  
Event description: 

"A Deep History of Slavery" seeks to put into dialogue two historical contexts, respectively marked by slaveholding, the Classical and modern Atlantic worlds. Both have long been in conversation, partly due to the fact that they have been deployed, but also to the relative abundance of sources they preserve. Classics in the field of modern science and economics, but also in the field of modern science and modern science. The conference will continue this conversation with an eye on expanding the comparison and testing its limits.

--Conference Schedule--


8:00am–8:55am - Coffee and Registration
9:00am–9:30am - Welcome and Introduction:
David W. Blight (Director, Gilder Lehrman Center; Class of 1954 Professor of American History, Yale University)
Noel Lenski (Professor of Classics and History, Yale University)

9:30am–11:00am Varieties of Unfreedom: Slavery, Bondage, and Serfdom
Sarah Bond (Associate Professor of Classics, University of Iowa)
Ed Rugemer (Associate Professor of African American Studies & History, Yale University)
Kostas Vlassopoulos (Assistant Professor of History and Archaeology, University of Crete)

11:00am–11:15am COFFEE BREAK

11:15am–12:45pm Capitalizing on Slavery: Trade, Economy, and Society
John Bodel (W. Duncan MacMillan II Professor of Classics, Brown University)
David Lewis (Lecturer in Greek History and Culture, University of Edinburgh)
Michael Ralph (Associate Professor, Department of Social and Cultural Analysis and the School of Medicine New York University)

12:45pm–2:15pm LUNCH

2:15pm–3:45pm Gendering Slavery: Men, Women, and Others
Daina Ramey Berry (Oliver H. Radkey Regents Professorship in History, University of Texas at Austin)
Deborah Kamen (Associate Professor of Classics, University of Washington)
Ulrike Roth (Reader, Ancient History, University of Edinburgh)

3:45pm–4:00pm COFFEE BREAK

4:00pm–5:30pm Representing Slavery: Voices, Images, and Artefacts
Emily Greenwood (Professor and Chair, Department of Classics, Yale University)
Lauren Hackworth Petersen (Professor of Art History, University of Delaware)
Theresa Singleton (Professor of Anthropology and Archaeology, Syracuse University)


8:30am–9:00am Coffee and Registration

9:00am–10:30am Othering Slavery: Race, Ethnicity, and Enslaveability
Roquinaldo Ferreira (Henry Charles Lea Professor of History, University of Pennsylvania)
Geoffrey Kron (Faculty member, Department of Greek and Roman Studies, University of Victoria)
Dan-el Padilla Peralta (Assistant Professor of Classics, Princeton University)

10:30am–10:45am COFFEE BREAK

10:45am–12:15pm Escaping Slavery: Flight, Manumissions, and Emancipation
Jane Landers (Gertrude Conaway Vanderbilt Professor of History, Vanderbilt University)
Rose MacLean (Assistant Professor of Classics, University of California- Santa Barbara)
Rachel Zelnick-Abramovitz (Professor of Humanities, Tel-Aviv University)

12:15pm–1:45pm LUNCH

1:45 pm-3:30pm Concluding Roundtable: Can the Study of Ancient and Atlantic World Slavery Speak to Each Other?
Moderator: David W. Blight
Richard Blackett (Andrew Jackson Professor of History, Vanderbilt University)
Jennifer Glancy (The Rev. Kevin G. O'Connell, SJ, Distinguished Teaching Professor in the Humanities, Moyne College)
Rebecca Futo Kennedy (Associate Professor of Classics, Denison Museum, Denison University)
Noel Lenski (Professor of Classics and History, Yale University)