"Black Images, Black Histories" Conference
The From Slavery to Freedom Lab presents a two-day conference to explore iconic images and popular constructions of blackness in culture.
On Friday, January 17th, a series of presentations and panels will take place in the Ahmadieh Family Lecture Hall at the Franklin Humanities Institute from 10am-3pm.
10am | Light breakfast served
10:30am-12:15pm | Panel 1: Icons of Slavery and Freedom
- Jasmine Nichole Cobb (moderator) | Bacca Foundation Associate Professor African & African American Studies and Art, Art History & Visual Studies at Duke University
- Cheryl Finley | Inaugural Distinguished Visiting Director at Atlanta University Center Collective for the Study of Art History & Curatorial Studies
- Darcy Grimaldo Grigsby | Richard & Rhoda Goldman Distinguished Professor of the Arts & Humanities, History of Art at U.C. Berkeley
12:15pm | Lunch served
1:00pm-3:00pm | Panel 2: New Black Aesthetics
(Speakers will each present a 20 minute paper followed by a a 10 minute Q+A.)
- Meg Onli | Andrea B. Laporte Associate Curator at Institute of Contemporary Art University of Pennsylvania
- Rhea L. Combs | Curator at Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of African American History & Culture
- Richard J. Powell | John Spencer Bassett Professor of Art & Art History at Duke University
Light reception to follow.