Calendar Event

Historians Against Slavery Conference

9:00-10:30 – Concurrent Panels
Panel: “The Perils and Rewards of Using the Term Slavery”

Chair: Zoe Trodd, University of Nottingham
Jeffrey R. Kerr-Ritchie, Howard University: “The Comparative Fallacy: New Slaves and Old Slaves”
Lyndsey Beutin, University of Pennsylvania: “Making Human Trafficking Modern-Day Slavery: Scholarly, Institutional, and State Discourse”
Norberto O. Ferreras, Fluminense Federal University, “From the Epistemic to the Political War: The 57A/1999 Constitutional Amendment in Brazil”

Panel: “Sexual Violence, Abolition, and Slavery in Nineteenth and Twentieth Century Africa and the United States”
Chair: Pamela Scully, Emory University
Holly M. Kent, University of Illinois – Springfield, “’We Must Now Compel You to Imagine Sufferings Which Cannot Be Imagined’: Protests Against Sexual Slavery in Antebellum U.S. Abolitionist Fiction”
Elisabeth McMahon, Tulane University, “’Unmoral’ or ‘Respectable’ Women? Abolitionist and Colonial Debates over Concubines in the Zanzibar Islands”
Jessica Reuther, Emory University, “Sex and Sequestration in Vodun Convents: Competing Claims on ‘Freedom’ in Colonial Dahomey”

10:45-12:15 – Concurrent Panels
“Frederick Douglass Family Foundation: Globalize 13 K-12 Curriculum Project”

Chair and Moderator: Stephen L. Rozman, Tougaloo College
Robert Benz and Ken Morris, Frederick Douglass Family Initiatives

Roundtable: “Historians, Activists and Legacies of Slavery in Modern American Prisons”
Chair: Janet Bednarek, University of Dayton
Dolores Canales, California Families Against Solitary Confinement
Robert Chase, State University of New York, Stony Brook
Dennis Childs, University of California, San Diego
Peter Rachleff, Macalester College

Event Date: 
Saturday, September 26, 2015 - 9:00am to 12:15pm