RSWG Series Presents Khary Polk: “Negro Heroines: Gender, Race, and Immunity in the Spanish-Cuban-American War”

Wednesday, September 27, 2017 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm
Location: 
81 Wall Street (WALL81), African American Studies See map
81 Wall Street
New Haven, CT 06511

The Race and Slavery Working Group (RSWG) Fall Schedule:

Sept. 13: Jared Lucky, PhD Student, Yale University: “Las Casas and the British Abolitionists”

Sept. 27: Khary Polk, Assistant Professor of Black Studies and Sexuality, Women’s and Gender Studies, Amherst College: “Negro Heroines: Gender, Race, and Immunity in the Spanish-Cuban-American War”

Oct. 11: Marcela Echeverri, Assistant Professor of History, Yale University: “Slavery and Antislavery in Gran Colombia”

Oct. 25: Marisa Fuentes, Presidential Term Chair in African American History, Rutgers University: “Refuse Bodies, Disposable Lives: The Status of ‘Human’ in the Atlantic Slave Trade”

Nov. 8: Nancy E. van Deusen, Professor of History, Queen’s University, “In the ‘Tethered Shadow’: Native American Bondage as a Preamble to African Slavery”

Nov. 29: Anne Eller, Assistant Professor of History, Yale University, “Dominica’s Salvation: Colonial Policy, Taxes, and the Debate of the Future of Small Islands after Slavery”

We meet Wednesday nights at 6pm at 81 Wall St., Room 201 (the Gordon Parks Room in the African American Studies Department). Our format is a pre-circulated paper with a moderated discussion. A light dinner (pizza) will be served.

RSWG is open to anyone interested in slavery and related subjects in North America, Latin America, the Caribbean, Africa, and Europe before 1900. We aim to give participants an opportunity to present book or dissertation chapters, articles in progress, or prospectus drafts. Topics include (but are not limited to): the links between slavery, the state, politics, and political economy; resistance and revolt; gender; abolition and emancipation; and racial and cultural formations.

Please email james.shinn@yale.edu if you would like to be added to the mailing list. Pre-circulated papers will only be sent to those on the mailing list. If you plan to attend, we ask that you read the paper in advance.