Calendar Event

Historians Against Slavery Conference


Plenary Session
Roundtable: “Lost in Translation? Linking Activism and the Academy”

Chair / Moderator: Brooke Hathaway, End Slavery Now, National Underground Railroad Freedom Center
Jason Allen, Richard Allen Museum, Mother Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church, “What Conscience Permits and Affairs Require”
James Sidbury, Rice University, “Complications in the Relationship between Anti-Trafficking Scholarship and Activism in the Rice Seminar on Human Trafficking”
Kerry Ward, Rice University, “Translating ‘Lost Girls’ in Houston: Anti-trafficking Organisations and Research Agendas”
Genevieve LeBaron, University of Sheffield, “Lessons from Beyond Trafficking & Slavery”
Joel Quirk, University of Witwatersrand, “Cheerleading, Critique and Constructive Engagement: The Politics of Slavery and Human Trafficking”

10:30-12:00 – Concurrent Sessions
Panel: “When is a Child a Slave? Writing the History of Invisible Children”

Chair: Lea S. Vandervelde, University of Iowa
Anna Mae Duane, University of Connecticut, “’The Child is the Natural Slave’: Age, Citizenship, and Positive Freedoms”
Kelli Lyon Johnson, Miami University, Ohio, “Child Bride, Child Soldier, Child Prostitute: Representing the Enslaved ‘Girl Child’ as Victim and Savior in Contemporary Human Rights Discourses”
Karen Woods Weierman, Worcester State University, “The Case of the Slave-Child, Med / The Case of the Free Child, Elizabeth: Antislavery Rescue in 1830s Boston”
Jim Ehrman, Love 146, “Creating a Global Movement to End Child Slavery”

Roundtable: “Business and Commerce, Slavery and Abolition, Then and Now”
Chair and Moderator: Robert Wright, Augustana College
John Pepper, Global Business Coalition Against Trafficking
John Berger, Made By Survivors
Mark P. Lagon, President of Freedom House
Elizabeth Swanson Goldberg, Babson College

Event Date: 
Friday, September 25, 2015 - 8:30am to 12:00pm