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Jacqueline Jones, Chair 128 Inner Campus Dr., Stop B7000, GAR 1.104 Austin, TX 78712-1739 • 512-471-3261

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

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.

Convened by:
Daina Ramey Berry
, Associate Professor of History, University of Texas at Austin
Leslie Harris, Associate Professor of History, 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 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

Driving Directions:
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

Sponsored by: IHS, College of Liberal Arts, British Studies Program, Center for Women's and Gender Studies, History Dept.


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