Slavery’s Untold Stories in the Era of Trump and M4BL
University of Liverpool, Friday 27th October 2017
Please note: In order to ensure a healthy take-up of the postgraduate travel support we have extended the deadline for proposals to Thursday 10th August.
We announce this call for papers at a profound and troubling moment in American life and politics. Persistent structural inequalities remain acute within healthcare, education, housing and the deeply discriminatory criminal justice system, while the M4BL has emphasized that the vulnerability of the black body remains at the very heart of the African-American experience. Historians now see the deep roots of these problems in slavery’s racialized discrimination and violent exploitation, and have recognised that the history of slavery cannot be told without taking into consideration the long and ongoing process of black emancipation. We invite researchers (postgraduate and established academics) from any discipline, as well as writers, artists and other creatives to participate in a one day workshop that aims to open up new ways of thinking about slavery and telling its many important, yet untold stories.
We invite papers that demonstrate how new theories and ways of working can provide scholars with the tools to achieve a deeper understanding of slavery’s past and long-lasting legacies, and encourage new, creative and interdisciplinary ways of communicating slavery’s experiences, impact, and overall cultural significance.
Topics might include, but are not limited to:
Please send a proposal of no more than 300 words to email@example.com and B.Wilson5@liverpool.ac.uk by August 10th 2017. Limited travel bursaries are available to UK-based postgraduate students.