AccueilThe Legacy of Slavery and Emancipation in Europe and the Americas

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Publié le lundi 13 novembre 2000 par Natalie Petiteau

Résumé

Saint-Claude, Guadeloupe March 9-11, 2001 Laurent Dubois Department of History 301 Morrill Hall Michigan State University E. Lansing, MI 48104 duboisl@msu.edu CEPIC Centre d'histoire sociale du

Annonce

Saint-Claude, Guadeloupe
March 9-11, 2001



Laurent Dubois
Department of History 301 Morrill Hall
Michigan State University
E. Lansing, MI 48104
duboisl@msu.edu

CEPIC
Centre d'histoire sociale du 20eme siècle
9, rue Malher
75181 Paris cedex 04 France
weil@univ-paris1.fr

The deadline is OCTOBER 15, 2000.

The institution of slavery lasted for nearly 400 years in the Americas, and was a crucial force in the development of the nations of Western Europe and the United States. It was a system that depended on, and propelled, the creation and maintenance of racial hierarchies, and it laid the foundation for contemporary attitudes towards and ideas about race in the Americas and Europe. Recently, scholarship in this area has expanded enormously, elucidating a great deal about the social, economic, and political causes and consequences of slavery and emancipation. Yet, understanding the connections between these issues and contemporary problems of race/integration is a complex task. The conference will bring together scholars from a variety of disciplines to discuss the legacy of slavery and emancipation. How did systems of slavery and the process of emancipation influence the development of racial thinking? How can we trace the heritage of these institutions in our contemporary concerns about immigration and integration?
The Guadeloupe conference will be the first of a series of three conferences funded by the German Marshall Fund and organized by The Centre d'Etude des Politiques d'Immigration, d'Intégration et de Citoyenneté, a research center located in Paris. The organizers of the series are the center's director, Patrick Weil, Erik Bleich (Middlebury College), Laurent Dubois (Michigan State University), Stéphane Dufoix (University of Paris X-Nanterre) and Randall Hansen (Oxford University). The overarching goal of the meetings is to provide new perspectives - particularly by integrating the history of slavery, emancipation, and colonization - on contemporary debates about immigration and integration in Western Europe and the United States. The conferences will be organized in a workshop format, with papers distributed in advance. Sessions will begin with brief presentations by the authors of the papers and will focus on discussion. A selection of papers from each conference will also be prepared for publication.
We invite paper proposals for the Guadeloupe conference, which will take place in Basse-Terre and St. Claude, Guadeloupe, from scholars from all disciplines working on the history and legacy of slavery and emancipation. The Greater Caribbean will be given a privileged place in the workshop as a comparative frame of reference for European nations and the United States, but papers on other regions will receive full consideration. We are particularly interested in papers that provide a method for making connections between the past and the present. If we find that certain proposals are more appropriate for the subsequent conferences in the series, we may invite applicants to participate in these conferences instead of the Guadeloupe conference. Some funding is available to cover travel and lodging for participants.
The Guadeloupe conference will be co-organized by Professor Patrick Weil, director of CEPIC, History Department, Paris 1-Sorbonne, Laurent Dubois, Assistant Professor at Michigan State University, and Mickaëlla Périna, fellow at the DuBois Institute at Harvard; it will be coordinated by Sam Spital at the CEPIC in Paris. Proposals should include a title, 1-2 page description of the proposed paper, and a curriculum vitae. Because the proposals will be evaluated in France and the United States, we request that you send one printed copy of all materials to each of the addresses below and an email attachment containing your materials to both addresses.

Catégories

Lieux

  • Saint-Claude, Guadeloupe

Dates

  • vendredi 09 mars 2001

Mots-clés

  • esclavage

Contacts

  • CEPIC #
    courriel : weil [at] univ-paris1 [dot] fr

URLS de référence

Source de l'information

  • Laurent Dubois
    courriel : duboisl [at] msu [dot] edu

Pour citer cette annonce

« The Legacy of Slavery and Emancipation in Europe and the Americas », Appel à contribution, Calenda, Publié le lundi 13 novembre 2000, http://calenda.org/185895