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In Freedom's Name: Rethinking Caribbean Emancipations

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Friday, April 21, 2017
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9:00 am - 6:00 pm

Conference Agenda

9:00am to 9:30am: Conference venue opens; Coffee and Pastries Available

9:30pm to 10:00am: Welcome Remarks (Professor Barry Gaspar, Duke University)

10:00 to 10:45am: Keynote Address presented by visiting scholar Rebecca Scott, Charles Gibson Distinguished University Professor of History and Law at the University of Michigan

10:45am to 11:00am Break

11:00am to 12:45pm: Panel 1: Race, Gender, Labor and the Construction of Freedom
Presenters: Marlene Daut (University of Virginia), Thomas Holt (UChicago), Linda Rupert (UNC-Greensboro), Mimi Sheller (Drexel)
Chair: Laurent Dubois (Duke University)

12:45pm to 1:30PM: Lunch

1:30pm to 3:00pm: Panel 2: Between Metropole and Colony: Political Discourses Surrounding Transatlantic Emancipations

Presenters: David Sartorius (University of Maryland), Juanita De Barros (McMaster), Anne Eller (Yale)
Chair: Kennetta Perry (East Carolina University)

3:00pm to 3:15pm: Break

3:15pm to 4:45pm: Panel 3: Building Counterpublics: The Formation of Black Institutions in the Aftermath of Emancipation
Presenters: John Henry Gonzalez (University of South Florida), Natasha Lightfoot (Columbia), Julie Saville (UChicago)
Chair: Michaeline Crichlow (Duke University)

4:45pm to 5:00pm: Closing Remarks: Michael Becker & Kristina Williams

5:00pm to 6:00pm: Reception

This event is also sponsored by the Haiti Lab, Professor Wahneema Lubiano, Dean Ashby, and Dean Burton.