Call for Papers—“Reckoning With Slavery”

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The Lapidus Center for the Historical Analysis of Transatlantic Slavery at the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, The New York Public Library is issuing a call for papers for its inaugural conference, “Reckoning With Slavery: New Directions in the History, Memory, Legacy, and Popular Representations of Enslavement.” The conference will be held at the Schomburg Center in New York City, New York, on November 17 and 18, 2017. The deadline for submissions is January 15, 2017. [Many thanks to Peter Jordens for bringing this item to our attention.]

Description: The Lapidus Center seeks proposals from scholars whose work may throw new light on the history of slavery, the slave trade, and abolition and opposition to slavery, as well as engage with contemporary debates over the legacies of enslavement, reparations, and the significance of popular depictions of slavery in film, television, and digital platforms.

Papers that address current scholarly debates over the political economy of slavery and its relationship to capitalism, the significance of slave resistance, gender, childhood studies, enslavement in transnational contexts, and digital humanities are particularly welcome.

Please email an abstract (250-350 words) and a one-page CV to lapiduscenter@nypl.org by January 15, 2017.

For more information, see http://www.lapiduscenter.org/call-for-papers-lapidus-center-conference

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