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Association for the Study of the Worldwide African Diaspora 10th Biennial Conference

November 5, 2019 - 9:00am to November 9, 2019 - 5:00pm [AST -04:00]

The year 2019 marks the four hundredth anniversary of the origins of slavery in what became the United States with the arrival of approximately twenty Africans in modern-day Jamestown, Virginia in August 1619.


Annual Walter Rodney Lecture

October 29, 2019 - 5:15pm

"Living with a Legacy: My Journey with Walter Rodney"

Unlocking Caribbean Memory

October 29, 2019 - 12:00am to October 30, 2019 - 12:45am [AST -04:00]

Unlocking Caribbean Memory: Uncovering New Records, Discovering New Archives

An Acdemic Interdisiplinary Symposium on Archives & Records to be held at the UWI Regional Headquarters Building, Jamaica; including the launch of the Book, "Decolonizing the Caribbean Record: An Archives Reader".

Slavery and the City of London

October 28, 2019 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm [AST -04:00]

Freedom has been central to the identity of the City of London for centuries. But from the Seventeenth to the Nineteenth centuries, the African Slave Trade and Plantation Slavery in the Americas were key to London’s banking, insurance, shipping, manufacturing, commodity trades with Europe, gold and silver supply in London, and later merchant banks like Barings, Schroeder and Kleinwort. 

The Games We Played

October 28, 2019 - 9:00am to January 10, 2020 - 5:00pm [AST -04:00]

Exhibition: The Games We Played.
Date: 28th Oct. 2019 – 10th Jan. 2020
Mon. - Fri. 09:00 - 5:00 Sat. 09:00- 1:00
Venue: The Museum Exhibition Center.

Re-Scape Colloquium Water Heritage and the SDGs

October 25, 2019 - 9:30am to 4:00pm [AST -04:00]

For this edition of the Re-scape colloquium we have invited Dr. Debjani Bhattacharyya, Assistant Professor at the Department of History, Drexel University, USA.  Professor Bhattacharyya is author of Empire and Ecology in the Bengal Delta (Cambridge University Press, 2018).

Post/Colonial Ports : Place and Nonplace in the Ecotone

October 24, 2019 - 9:00am to October 26, 2019 - 5:00pm [AST -04:00]

After conferences in Montpellier, Poitiers and La Réunion (France, 2015, 2016 and 2018), as well as Kolkata (India, 2018) and Purchase (NY, USA, 2019), this is the 6th opus of this conference cycle in Montreal, Concordia University. An “ecotone” initially designates a transitional area between two ecosystems, for example between land and sea. 

Architectures of Slavery: Ruins & Reconstructions

October 24, 2019 - 9:00am to October 26, 2019 - 5:00pm [AST -04:00]

The Art & Architectural History Department and the new Center for the Study of Slavery at the College of Charleston announce a symposium dedicated to the historic and ongoing relationships between slavery and architecture.


October 17, 2019 - 9:00am to October 19, 2019 - 5:00pm [AST -04:00]

The North American Victorian Studies Association (NAVSA) 2019 presents its annual conference under the theme "Media.Genre.The Generic" to be held at Columbus, Ohio. This excting conference will be begin on October 16, 2019 and conclude on October 17, 2019.

Black Portraiture[s] V: Memory and the Archive, 1619-2019

October 17, 2019 - 9:00am to October 19, 2019 - 9:00am [EDT -04:00]

The organizers of the Black Portraiture[s] conferences invite the submission of abstracts summarizing a paper or panel related to the subject of the trans-Atlantic slavery and its profound contemporary resonances in artistic methods and archives that span visual and performing arts, architecture  and structures of public memory.The conference will explore the making of visual archives, the narr