8-9 April 2015
Newcastle University, Armstrong Building 2.50
Newcastle University is hosting this conference as the first of three international symposia that form the foundation of the AHRC Research Network ‘Mothering Slaves: Comparative Perspectives on Motherhood, Childlessness, and the Care of Children in Atlantic Slave Societies.’ This two-day symposium will bring together historians of enslaved women researching motherhood, the care of children, and childlessness with other historians who have explored these issues within non-slave societies. To facilitate in-depth comparison, particular attention will be paid to the history of breastfeeding and wetnursing in slave and non-slave societies. Drawing together leading scholars who are investigating the lives of enslaved women in Brazil, the United States, and the Caribbean, this conference will pay particular attention to how enslaved motherhood worked across Atlantic slave societies and other non-slave societies, and to draw out points of similarity and difference. In doing so, this international conference seeks to encourage new ways of thinking about enslaved women in the Atlantic world.
For further programme information, abstracts, and speaker biographies please visit http://research.ncl.ac.uk/motheringslaves/events-2/newcastle/pregnancychildbearingandinfantcarehistoricalperspectives.html
For registration (including payment options) visit: http://research.ncl.ac.uk/motheringslaves/events-2/newcastle/registrationform/
For further information on the network as a whole, visit: http://research.ncl.ac.uk/motheringslaves/about/