Diasporic Dialogues’ conference "Slavery and its Afterlives: Blackness, Representation, Social Justice Vision"

July 8, 2019 - 9:00am to July 9, 2019 - 5:00pm [AST -04:00]



Photo Credit CCDS-Goldsmith Facebook page


Event Location:
Goldsmiths, University of London
8 Lewisham Way, New Cross,
SE14 6NW
United Kingdom

The Centre for Caribbean and Diaspora Studies (CCDS) in collaboration with the National Maritime Museum will host its fourth ‘Diasporic Dialogues’ conference under the theme "Slavery and its Afterlives: Blackness, Representation, Social Justice Vision." CCDS’ Diasporic Dialogue conference series aims to extend the understanding of diaspora, to connect diasporas and, in the process, to forge new critical directions.This year, questions of slavery, about which, notably, UK universities have been overwhelmingly silent, will be addressed.

Given the UK’s history of prestigious institutions and their entanglement with the ‘profits of racial slavery’ alongside its centuries-long established black presence, this conference intends to a) question practices that serve to inhibit such necessary intellectual labour b) connect related theorising and practice, especially that centring the Caribbean region, North America, Africa and Europe and c) bring into relation the past centred on slavery, the present built on continued racial inequalities normalised through practices of slavery and colonialism, and the future burdened, already, with pressing issues of restorative justice and equity.

We warmly welcome interest from postgraduate and early-career researchers in the field.