Save the Date: 2019 Lapidus Center Conference

Please join us for the 2019 Lapidus Center Conference entitled “Enduring Slavery: Resistance, Public Memory, and Transatlantic Archives,” which will be held on October 10-12, 2019, at the Schomburg Center. This conference will bring together scholars, visual artists, and writers to discuss the history of transatlantic slavery and its afterlives. The conference will begin at 6 pm on Thursday, October 10th, with the awarding of the 2019 Harriet Tubman Prize as well as an opening plenary session entitled 1619 in U.S. Memory. A reception will follow.

Two full days of sessions on topics such as gender, resistance, speculation and the archives of slavery, digital humanities, the Civil War, abolition, slavery memorialization, and much more will follow. We’re very excited that this year’s conference will feature presentations by many eminent and talented scholars, including Ed Baptist (The Half Has Never Been Told), Herman Bennett (African Kings and Black Slaves), Marisa Fuentes (Dispossessed Lives), Stephanie Jones-Rogers (They Were Her Property), the poet Marilyn Nelson (The Homeplace and The Fields of Praise), and the architect Julian Bonder (co-designed the Memorial to the Abolition of Slavery in Nantes, France).

You may register for the conference here:

The schedule is available for download here: 2019 Lapidus Center Conference Schedule_9.16

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We look forward to seeing you in October!