IHS Conf.: "Sexuality & Slavery" — TWO DAYS
Fri, November 11, 2011 • AT&T Conference Center, 1900 University Ave., Room 202
Isaac & Rosa, slave children from New Orleans, 1863; Library of Congress
The Institute for Historical Studies (IHS) in conjunction with the Center for Women's and Gender Studies will hold a two-day conference titled "Sexuality & Slavery: Exposing the History of Enslaved People in the Americas."
The conference will examine the history of sexuality and slavery 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 proposed conference/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.
Topics for discussion will include:
- the politics of creating a history of sexuality and slavery in the Americas,
- the research challenges, as well as
- the regional and transnational differences.
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 African American Studies
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
AT&T Conference Center driving directions
Image credit: Isaac & Rosa, slave children from New Orleans; Photographed by Kimball, 477 Broadway, N.Y.; Ent'd accord'g to act of Congress in the year 1863, by Geo. H. Hanks, the Clerk's Office of the U.S. for the So. Dist. of N.Y.; Library of Congress