2019 Lapidus Center Conference: "Enduring Slavery"

October 10, 2019 - 6:00pm to October 12, 2019 - 11:00pm [AST -04:00]
Event Location:
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture
515 Malcolm X Boulevard
New York, NY 10037
United States

Please join us for the 2019 Lapidus Center Conference entitled “Enduring Slavery: Resistance, Public Memory, and Transatlantic Archives,” which will be held on October 10-12, 2019, at the Schomburg Center. This conference will bring together scholars, visual artists, and writers to discuss the history of transatlantic slavery and its afterlives. The conference will begin at 6 pm on Thursday, October 10th, with the awarding of the 2019 Harriet Tubman Prize as well as an opening plenary session entitled 1619 in U.S. Memory. A reception will follow.

Two full days of sessions on topics such as gender, resistance, speculation and the archives of slavery, digital humanities, the Civil War, abolition, slavery memorialization, and much more will follow. We’re very excited that this year’s conference will feature presentations by many eminent and talented scholars, including Ed Baptist (The Half Has Never Been Told), Herman Bennett (African Kings and Black Slaves), Marisa Fuentes (Dispossessed Lives), Stephanie Jones-Rogers (They Were Her Property), the poet Marilyn Nelson (The Homeplace and The Fields of Praise), and the architect Julian Bonder (co-designed the Memorial to the Abolition of Slavery in Nantes, France).

For details on registering for the conference or to access the full schedule, please click here.