GLC 2019 Annual Conference “A Deep History of Slavery”

Event time: 
Friday, November 1, 2019 - 8:00am to Saturday, November 2, 2019 - 4:00pm
Location: 
Henry R. Luce Hall (LUCE ), 101 (Auditorium) See map
34 Hillhouse Avenue
New Haven, CT 06511
Event description: 

“A Deep History of Slavery” seeks to put in dialogue two historical contexts deeply marked by slaveholding, the Classical and modern Atlantic worlds. Both have long been in conversation, partly due to the intensity with which each deployed slavery, partly also to the relative abundance of sources they preserve. Classicists in particular have learned much from comparisons with modern sources, methods, and scholarship, but modern historians have also drawn on the work of Greek and Roman historians to provide background and context for their work. The conference will continue this conversation with an eye toward expanding the comparison but also testing its limits.

—-Conference Schedule—-

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 1, 2019

8:00am–8:55am - Coffee and Registration
9:00am–9:30am - Welcome and Introduction:
David W. Blight (Director, Gilder Lehrman Center; Class of 1954 Professor of American History, Yale University)
Noel Lenski (Professor of Classics and History, Yale University)

9:30am–11:00am Varieties of Unfreedom: Slavery, Bondage, and Serfdom
Panelists
Sarah Bond (Associate Professor of Classics, University of Iowa)
Ed Rugemer (Associate Professor of African American Studies & History, Yale University)
Kostas Vlassopoulos (Assistant Professor of History and Archaeology, University of Crete)

11:00am–11:15am COFFEE BREAK

11:15am–12:45pm Capitalizing on Slavery: Trade, Economy, and Society
Panelists
John Bodel (W. Duncan MacMillan II Professor of Classics, Brown University)
David Lewis (Lecturer in Greek History and Culture, University of Edinburgh)
Michael Ralph (Associate Professor, Department of Social and Cultural Analysis and the School of Medicine New York University)

12:45pm–2:15pm LUNCH

2:15pm–3:45pm Gendering Slavery: Men, Women, and Others
Panelists
Daina Ramey Berry (Oliver H. Radkey Regents Professorship in History, University of Texas at Austin)
Deborah Kamen (Associate Professor of Classics, University of Washington)
Ulrike Roth (Reader, Ancient History, University of Edinburgh)

3:45pm–4:00pm COFFEE BREAK

4:00pm–5:30pm Representing Slavery: Voices, Images, and Artefacts
Panelists
Emily Greenwood (Professor and Chair, Department of Classics, Yale University)
Lauren Hackworth Petersen (Professor of Art History, University of Delaware)
Theresa Singleton (Professor of Anthropology and Archaeology, Syracuse University)

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 2, 2019

8:30am–9:00am Coffee and Registration

9:00am–10:30am Othering Slavery: Race, Ethnicity, and Enslaveability
Panelists
Roquinaldo Ferreira (Henry Charles Lea Professor of History, University of Pennsylvania)
Geoffrey Kron (Faculty member, Department of Greek and Roman Studies, University of Victoria)
Dan-el Padilla Peralta (Assistant Professor of Classics, Princeton University)

10:30am–10:45am COFFEE BREAK

10:45am–12:15pm Escaping Slavery: Flight, Manumissions, and Emancipation
Panelists
Jane Landers (Gertrude Conaway Vanderbilt Professor of History, Vanderbilt University)
Rose MacLean (Assistant Professor of Classics, University of California- Santa Barbara)
Rachel Zelnick-Abramovitz (Professor of Humanities, Tel-Aviv University)

12:15pm–1:45pm LUNCH

1:45pm–3:30pm Concluding Roundtable: Can the Study of Ancient and Atlantic World Slavery Speak to Each Other?
Moderator: David W. Blight
Panelists
Richard Blackett (Andrew Jackson Professor of History, Vanderbilt University)
Jennifer Glancy (The Rev. Kevin G. O’Connell, S.J., Distinguished Teaching Professor in the Humanities, Le Moyne College)
Rebecca Futo Kennedy (Associate Professor of Classics; Director, Denison Museum, Denison University)
Noel Lenski (Professor of Classics and History, Yale University)