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SEMINAR. SOAS African history seminar. Programme 2016-2017, Term 1

Programme of SOAS African history seminar 2016-2017, Term 1  We will start off with an exciting film series and panel discussions on “Slavery and the African Diaspora from a Global Perspective”, during the Black History month. In November we will then return to our usual business with one talk every 3-4 weeks until May 2017. If not indicated otherwise, the seminar takes place on Wed from 5 to 6.30pm in room FG01 (SOAS Faber Building). Programme Term 1: Thur 27 Oct: Slavery on Film: Past and Present Atlantic Links |5.30pm-8pm |Senate House, G22/26 (South wing) – Welcome address: Prof Philip Murphy (ICwS), Dr Marie Rodet (SOAS), Dr Shihan de Silva (ICwS) – Keynote lecture: Prof Ben Lawrance (Rochester Institute for Technology) ‘What viral videos convey about the anti-trafficking imaginary’ – Film: They Are We. Dr Emma Christopher (Sydney U). 2014. (77min) Fri 28 Oct: Filming Memories of Slavery (Brazil, India and Pakistan) | 5.30pm-8pm | Senate House, G22/26 (South wing) – Film: Other Africas: Unearthing ‘Afro’ Memories in Rio de Janeiro. Dr André Cicalo. 2016 (22min) Discussion with filmmaker Dr André Cicalo (King’s College London) – Film: Mor Sahib – The Saint crocodile (Pakistan). Till Passow. 2012 (20min) – Film: Voices of the Sidis. Ancestral Links […]

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STUDY HALF DAY: Slavery. Past and contemporary perspectives

STUDY HALF-DAY SLAVERY: past and contemporary perspectives Wednesday 25 November 2015 (1-5.30pm) University of Portsmouth, Park Building, room 3.03 Contact: fabienne.chamelot@port.ac.uk All welcome   1-1.15                    Introduction – Natalya Vince (University of Portsmouth)   1.15-2.55             PANEL 1: Slavery and the continuity of slavery Panel chair: Kelsey Suggitt (University of Portsmouth) Rachael Pasierowska (Rice University, US/Universidade Estadual de Campinas, Brazil): “Alligator wants to eat me, he doesn’t eat me, no!” Interpreting slave’s social lives through the Vassouras jongos. Jessica Moody (University of Portsmouth): Memories of slavery and emancipation in Liverpool: missionaries, ‘modern-day slavery’ and interwar black politics, 1933-1934 Q&A   2.55-3.15               Tea & coffee break   3.15-5.20               PANEL 2: Slavery and its memory Panel chair: Dieunedort Wandji (University of Portsmouth) Lee Sartain (University of Portsmouth): “A dose of feel good shame”: 12 Years a Slave & ‘race’ films during the Obama presidency Marie Rodet (SOAS, UL): Exploring freedom and emancipation through the genealogy of the category of “Slave descendant” in post-slavery Kayes (Mali) Screening of The Diambourou: Slavery and Emancipation in Kayes (dir. Marie Rodet, 2014) Short break Q&A   5.20-5.30               Conclusion

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