14 Jul Slavery, Captivity, and the Meaning of Freedom RFG
This RFG brings together faculty and graduate students who study enslavement, manumission, liberation, and freedom from a range of disciplinary and methodological perspectives. The complex, often elusive, concepts of enslavement and freedom are both historically contingent and central to the broader social, economic, political, and cultural phenomena with which humanities scholars are most deeply concerned. We convene at least twice per quarter to workshop members’ research; to hear presentations by invited speakers; and to discuss readings in the field. By facilitating dialogue across sub-fields as well as disciplines, we seek to inspire new questions, to enrich our methodologies, and to engage in conversations about the meanings and vestiges of enslavement across space and time.
Manuel Covo, History
Jeannine Marie Delombard, English
Rose MacLean, Classics
Giuliana Perrone, History
Cathy Thomas, English