STUDY HALF DAY: Slavery. Past and contemporary perspectives


SLAVERY: past and contemporary perspectives

Wednesday 25 November 2015 (1-5.30pm)

University of Portsmouth, Park Building, room 3.03


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



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



5.20-5.30               Conclusion