Calendar Event

Historians Against Slavery Conference

1:30-3:00 – Concurrent Panels
Panel: “Contemporary Lessons from Past Abolitionists”

Chair: Matthew Mason, Brigham Young University
Nikki Berg Burin, University of North Dakota, “Sex and Slavery in North Dakota: Past and Present”
Elizabeth Regosin, St. Lawrence University, “’Down with slavery everywhere’: Frederick Douglass as a Guide to Prison Abolitionists”
Christopher P. Momany, Adrian College, “The Consequentialist Century: How Outcomes-Based Thinking is Enabling Contemporary Human Trafficking”

Workshop and Roundtable: “Pedagogy and Empathy”
Chair and Moderator: Deborah A. Field, Adrian College
Mark Higbee, Eastern Michigan University
Benjamin Dettmar, Adrian College
Eric Hood, Adrian College
Melissa Stewart, Adrian College
Andrew Winckles, Adrian College
Student participant(s) from Adrian College

3:15-4:30 – Concurrent Panels
Panel: “Slave Culture and Material Culture: Food, Clothing, and Resistance in the Modern World”

Chair: Joan Cashin, Ohio State University
Julie Holcomb, Baylor University, “Blood Sugar: The Material Culture of the Boycott of Slave-Labor Goods”
Sarah Weicksel, University of Chicago, “’Correct Habits of the Body’: Material Culture in an Era of Slave Emancipation”
Comment: Ed Rugemer, Yale University

Panel: “Remnants of the Past in International Perspective”
Chair: Stacey Robertson, Central Washington University
Hayri Goksin Ozkoray, Ecole Pratique des Hautes Etudes, Paris, “The Hidden Memory of Ottoman Slavery: The Enslavement of Yazidis by ISIS as a Remnant of the Past”
Martin Klein, University of Toronto, “The Struggle for Freedom in the West African Sahara and Sahel Regions”

Event Date: 
Saturday, September 26, 2015 - 1:30pm to 4:30pm