Announcement: May 6th-10th-Workshop Towards the Angolan Past

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May 6th to 10th 2013
Harriet Tubman Institute
York University

Monday, May 6th, 2013: Opening remarks – Prof. Dr. José C. Curto (York University)
PANEL 1     9:30-12:00     Atlantic Connections between Angola and Brazil
Silvia H. Lara, Universidade Estadual de Campinas (UNICAMP): “Depois da batalha de Pungo Andongo (1671): o destino atlântico dos príncipes do Ndongo”

Lucilene Reginaldo, Universidade Estadual de Campinas (UNICAMP): “Homem preto, natural do Brasil, missionário no Kongo (1779-1790)”

Kara D. Schultz, Vanderbilt University: ““There is no Brazil without Angola”: Brazilian Soldiers in Angola, c. 1580-1700”

Lunch: 12:15 – 14:15

PANEL 2     14:30-17:00    Daily Life in a Slaving Port Town: Marrying, Living and Dying in Benguela
José C. Curto, York University: “Marriage in Benguela, 1798-1830” 

Maryann Buri, York University: “Enterro Pelo Amor de Deus”: Burial Space and Social Institutions in Late Eighteenth-Century Benguela”

Estevam Thompson, Universidade de Brasília: “From Slave to Slave Trader: The trajectory of Feliciano José de Barros between Rio de Janeiro and Benguela (c.1775-1818) “

Tuesday, May 7th, 2013
9:30-12:00   ROUNDTABLE: Taking Graduate Students to the Archives – From Lisbon to Benguela

13:30-17:00 Discovering Angola in Canada – The Royal Ontario Museum

Wednesday, May 8th, 2013.
PANEL 3     9:30-12:00     Women, Crime and Resistance in Angola
Tracy Lopes, York University: “‘Where Portugal Purges Her Scum:’ Crime, Punishment, and the Rise of a Police State in 19th Century Angola”

Vanessa S. Oliveira, York University: “Luanda’s Market Women: Food Provisioners and Quitandeiras (1784-1857)” 

Jessica A. Krug, George Washington University: “Trans-Atlantic Politics of Reputation: Resistance and the Kisama Meme, c. 1594-Present” 

Lunch: 12:15 – 14:15

PANEL 4    14:30-17:00    Towards the Angolan Nation-State
Jesse Salah Ovadia, York University: “Angola as a Developmental State”

Frank Luce, York University: “Canadian missionaries in Angola: extending the Kingdom through labour”

John S. Saul, York University, “The Thirty Years War for Southern African Liberation (1960-1990): The Lusophone Front, with special reference to Angola”

Thursday, May 9th, 2013:  RESEARCH – Angola in the United Church of Canada Archives

Friday, May 10th, 2013:  RESEARCH – Angola in the United Church of Canada Archives

This workshop is funded by: 
–    Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies (LA&PS), York University
–    Faculty of Graduate Studies (FGS), York University
–    Graduate Program in History, York University

*Please RSVP by April 30th 2013 to Vanessa Oliveira ( if you plan on attending.

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