Symposium: The Slave: Freedom on My Mind / Knowledge / Memory / And the Arts of the Enslaved

May 10 & 11, 2013
9:30-4:00 PM
Symposium: The Slave: Freedom on My Mind / Knowledge / Memory / And the Arts of the Enslaved  
Pembroke Hall, Room 305
172 Meeting Street

The CSSJ is hosting a two day workshop May 10& 11, 2013 on the topic  "The Slave: Freedom on My Mind/ Knowledge/Memory and the Arts of the Enslaved." The workshop seeks to open up a conversation about how the enslaved created different forms of new knowledges and  the possible methods scholars may deploy in grappling with  this kind of knowledge formation . The workshop will be divided into four sections: Slave political knowledge  focusing on the idea and practices  of freedom; slave religious and botanical knowledges; the various artistic creations of the enslaved and finally the ways in which societies  are today memorializing  slavery. Participants will include, scholars from Brazil, the Caribbean, England, South Africa and the United States. 

Symposium Schedule: 

Friday May 10, 2013
9:00 AM:  Opening Remarks, Prof. Anthony Bogues

9:30 AM-12:00 PM: Freedom on My Mind

Chair: Prof. Seth Rockman
Presenters: Professor Sir Hilary Beckles, Prof. Roquinaldo Ferreira, Prof. Alejandro de la Fuente 


 1:30 PM -4:00 PM: Arts, Aesthetics and the Enslaved

Chair: Prof. Kay Dian Kriz 
Presenters: Prof. Marcus Wood, Prof. Deborah Willis, Prof. Bárbaro Martínez-Ruiz

5:30 PM Book Launch Talk by Prof. Marcus Wood: Black Milk: Imagining Slavery in the Visual Cultures of Brazil and America
Brown Bookstore, 244 Thayer Street

Saturday May 11, 2013
9:30 AM-12:00 PM: Slave Knowledge

Chair: Prof. Matthew Pratt Guterl
Presenters: Prof. James Sweet, Prof. Geri Augusto, Prof. Wlamyra Ribeiro de Albuquerque


1:30 PM-4:30 PM: Memory and Public History

Chair: Prof. Philip Gould
Presenters: Prof. Verene Shepherd, Shanaaz Galant, Prof. Spencer Crew, Prof. Nicholas Draper

5:30PM Book Launch and Talk by Professor Sir Hilary Beckles: Britain's Black Debt: Reparations for Slavery and Native Genocide.
Location: Brown Bookstore, 244 Thayer Street