Events

2020

May 28-31, 2020:  “In the Shadows of Slavery: Visualizing Sally Hemings in the Museum,” 18th Berkshire Conference on the History of Women, Genders, and Sexualities, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD.

April 22, 2020:    Edinburgh Centre for Global History’s Annual Lecture, University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom.

April 3, 2020:   “Slavery and Memory: Fighting for Recognition and Reparations in the Americas,” keynote lecture in Empires of Captivity: 2020 Annual Americas Forum, Wesleyan University, Middletown, CT.

February 10, 2020: Lecture at Ursinus College, PA.

February 6, 2020:   “Reparations for Slavery: History and Ongoing Debates,” American University Library Exploring Social Justice Series, American University, Washington DC.

January 3, 2020: “AHR Conversation: Museums and the Organization of Global Knowledge,” 134th Annual Meeting of the American Historical Association, New York City, NY.

2019

December 5-7, 2019:  “The Multiple Lives of an Eighteenth-Century Ceremonial Weapon,” Conference “Archival Lives: The  Violence of History and the Transatlantic Slave Trade,” Emory University, Atlanta, GA.

November 6, 2019:   “1619: History, Memory, and Present-day Legacies,” Plenary Panel of the biennial conference of the Association for the Study of the Worldwide African Diaspora, College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, VA.

October 24, 2019:  Lecture “Museums and Slavery: Engaging the Past and the Present in the Public Sphere,” Lecture series “Contestations: Rethinking the Public Sphere for the Twenty-first Century,” Center for the Humanities and the Public Sphere, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL.

October 21, 2019: Lecture “History and Memory of Slavery in Brazil in Comparative Perspective,” Latin American and Latino Studies Speaker Series, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA.  

October 10, 2019: Lecture “Reparations for Slavery: History and Current Debates,” Luskin Center for History and Policy, University of California, Los Angeles, CA.

October 5, 2019   Participation in the roundtable “Black Women and Social Media,” (via Skype), Annual Meeting of the Association for the Study of African American Life and History, Charleston, SC.

October 3, 2019:  Roundtable on reparations, Symposium “From Invisibility to Remembrance: Commemorating Slavery in St. Mary’s City and Southern Maryland,” St. Mary’s College of Maryland, St. Mary’s City, MD.

September 18, 2019: Roundtable “Revising Early America,” part of the series Revisionist HistoryLepage Center for History in the Public Interest, Villanova University, Philadelphia, PA.

September 9, 2019: Slavery, Memory, and Reparations in Brazil, Brazil Week, Center of Latin American Studies, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN.

April 25-27, 2019: “’It’s Time for Us to Get Paid’: Reparations for Slavery Activism in Brazil and the United States” International ConferenceFree To Be Anywhere in the Universe,”  25th anniversary of the Institute for Research in African American Studies (IRAAS), Columbia University, New York, NY.

April 19-20, 2019: “Reparations for Slavery and the Problem of Land in Former Slave Societies,” Conference The Greater Reconstruction: American Democracy After the Civil War, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT.

March 29, 2019: “Représentant l’irreprésentable: Esclavage, art, mémoire et oubli,”  Symposium Objets et enjeux des représentations de l’esclavage colonial: Décolonisation des discours et regards d’artistes, Université de Picardie-Jules-Verne, Amiens, France.

March 28, 2019: “Mount Vernon et Monticello: Mémoire et histoire de l’esclavage dans deux sites patrimoniaux aux États-Unis,” presentation at the Séminaire histoire sociale des populations noires en France, Université de Paris VIII, Musée d’art et d’histoire de Saint-Denis, Saint-Denis, France.

March 22, 2019: Esclavage, mémoire et les débats sur les réparations au Brésil et aux États-Unis,”  Atelier d’études transnationales ‘Les Amériques dans le monde Atlantique’, Université de Paris III Sorbonne Nouvelle et École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales, Paris, France.

March 20, 2019: “Sur les politiques de la mémoire de l’esclavage,” presentation at the seminar “Histoire globale du temps présent: Expériences extra européennes du second XXe siècle,” Institut d’Histoire du Temps Présent, University of Paris VIII, Paris, France.

March 19, 2019: “Memória, patrimonialização e musealização da escravidão: dinâmicas internacionais,” lecture at the Instituto de Ciências Sociais, Universidade de Lisboa, Lisbon, Portugal.

March 18, 2019:  “Escravatura, Memória e Reparação,” Conversa às escuras with Joacine Katar Moreira, Instituto da Mulher Negra em Portugal, Lisbon, Portugal.

March 18, 2019: “Memória pública da escravidão e reparações: um debate internacional com uma história longa e atual,” lecture at the Centro de Estudos Sociais da Universidade de Coimbra, Coimbra, Portugal.

March 16, 2019: “Escravatura, tráfico de pessoas escravizadas e reparação,” lecture at Livraria Férin, Lisbon, Portugal.

February 14, 2019: “Reparations for Slavery as a Trans-Atlantic Phenomenon,” lecture sponsored by the Department of History and the Department of African and African American Studies,  University of Minnesota Duluth, Duluth, Minnesota.

January 24, 2019: “Memory of Slavery and the Atlantic Slave Trade,” presentation at the Seminar “Memòries històriques, Memòries incòmodes” Grup d’Estudis de les Institucions i de les Cultures polítiques (Segles XVI-XXI),” Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona, Spain (video conference).