2003 Schedule


9:00-11:45 Session 1:

Benjamin Isaac, Tel Aviv University: Slavery and Proto-racism in Graeco-Roman Antiquity
David Goldenberg, University of Pennsylvania: Early Christian & Jewish Views of Blacks
Comment: James Brewer Stewart, Macalester College

12:45-3:30 Session 2:

Benjamin Braude, Boston College: Ham and Noah: Sexuality, Servitudinism, and Ethnicity
Peter Biller, University of York, U.K.: The “Black” in Medieval European Scientific Discussions of Regions & Peoples
Comment: Matthew Jacobson, Yale University

3:30-6:00 Session 3:

John Hunwick, Northwestern University: Medieval and Later Arab Views of Blacks
James Sweet, Florida International University: Africans in the Iberian World
Comment: Barbara Fields, Columbia University


8:00-10:45 Session 4:

Nell Irvin Painter, Princeton University: Why White People Are Called “Caucasian”
George Fredrickson, Stanford University: Race & Ethnicity in the U.S. and France
Comment: Clarence Walker, University of California, Davis

10:45-1:15 Session 5:

Patrick J. Rael, Bowdoin College: Black Responses to Scientific Racism in the Antebellum North
Stanley Engerman, University of Rochester: Racism Without Slavery and Slavery Without Racism in the Mainland North America
Comment: Jennifer Baszile, Yale University

2:00-4:30 Session 6:

Lacy K. Ford, University of South Carolina: Slavery and Racist Thought in the American South, 1789-1865
John Stauffer, Harvard University: White Abolitionists and Antebellum Racism
Comment: Kariann Yokota, Yale University

4:45-5:30 Summation:

Tom Holt, University of Chicago