Calendar Event

Historians Against Slavery Conference

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

Chair: Matthew Mason, Brigham Young University
Papers:
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
Participants:
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
Papers:
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
Papers:
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