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  • Saint-Denis

    Seminar - History

    Black populations in France (2016-2017)

    From colour prejudice to colour-blindness (17th-21st centuries)

    Depuis quelques années, des travaux étudient les formes de racialisation subies ou revendiquées par certains groupes dans la société française, en particulier par les populations noires. Ils invitent également à analyser les usages sociaux de la notion de race (entendue comme un fait social et non biologique) en France et ils interrogent de façon générale la place à accorder à la « question raciale » dans l’historiographie française. Quelle histoire sociale des populations noires ces travaux permettent-ils de construire ? Dans quelle mesure, la catégorie « populations noires » est-elle pertinente et que peut-elle apporter ?

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  • Montpellier

    Call for papers - America

    The Emancipation of Bound Laborers in the Americas before the Abolition of Slavery

    What were the modalities of the emancipation of unfree workers? Which factors motivated the adoption of legislation regulating emancipations? Is it possible to establish a typology of the emancipators and of the emancipated servants and slaves? To what extent did slaves and indentured servants take part in their own liberation? Did the introduction of slavery provide any negotiating power to white servants, for instance by reducing their length of service? Did the practice of emancipation evolve in reaction to the advent of abolitionism, especially after the movement gained momentum and radicalized itself?

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