Syllabus for Prof. Lovejoy’s Slavery and Emancipation Seminar now available

*This seminar will take place in Vari 1152.*

Slavery and Emancipation Seminar History

The seminar focuses on the historical study of slavery and emancipation. Slavery and emancipation is a broad theme in the history of the modern world. While the study of this theme has usually been centered on the Atlantic world and the enslavement of Africans in the Americas, slavery and emancipation was also a prominent feature of the classical world of Rome and Greece, and a theme with deep relevance for the Islamic world and the Indian Ocean. Slavery and emancipation is one of the most common historical settings in almost every period of history and in all parts of the world. How are we to study this phenomenon? How is it possible to master a vast literature that spans time and place? This seminar will explore the broad themes of slavery and emancipation through a variety of lens. Noted authorities in the field have been invited to participate in the seminar, sometimes in person and other times via skype.

Invited Guests:
Walter Hawthorne, Michigan State University
James Sweet, University of Wisconsin
Natalie Zemon Davis, University of Toronto and Princeton University
Jane Landers, Vanderbilt University
Bruce Mouser, University of Wisconsin
Toyin Falola, University of Texas
Martin Klein, University of Toronto
Neilson Bezerra, York University
Gwendolyn Midlo Hall, Michigan State University
Jean Pierre Le Glaunac, Université de Sherbrooke
Suzanne Schwarz, University of Worcester
Ismael Montana, University of Northern Illinois
Bashir Salau, University of Mississippi
Yacine Daddi Addoun, University of Kansas
Sean Kelley, Hartwick College

Please note that anyone may audit this course. For more information, please refer to the syllabus.


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