The Police des Noirs on the Ground

Wednesday, September 21, 2011 12:00 PM

Anne Ruderman, PhD Student, Department of History, Yale University


Slavery, Redemption, and Moral Capital in 17th-Century Ukraine

Wednesday, October 26, 2011 12:00 PM

 Christoph Witzenrath, University of Aberdeen


I Want To Be An Angel: Contraband Education during the Civil War

Monday, November 7, 2011 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Eduardo Vivanco, PhD Student, Yale University School of Architecture


Honorable Men: Isaac Bolton, Nathan Bedford Forrest, and the Murder of James McMillan

Wednesday, December 7, 2011 12:00 PM

Steven Deyle, Associate Professor, University of Houston


Odalisque: Beauty, Sex, and Slavery

Wednesday, January 18, 2012 12:00 PM

Nell Irvin Painter, Edwards Professor of American History, Princeton University


Emancipated into the State: American Reconstruction and the Problem of Occupation

 Wednesday, January 25, 2012 12:00 PM

Greg Downs, Associate Professor of History, City College of New York


Amistad Remembered: History, Memory and the Making of the Abolitionist Past

Monday, January 30, 2012 12:00 PM

Robert Wolff, Professor of History, Central Connecticut State University


Gulliver’s Travels: Slavery, Political Economy and Empire ca. 1715-ca.1725

Wednesday, February 1, 2012 11:30 AM

Steven Pincus, Bradford Durfee Professor of History, Yale University


Figuring the Figurehead in Benito Cereno: The True Crime of Melville’s “True Crime Fiction”

Monday, February 6, 2012 12:00 PM

Gabrielle Guise, Ph.D. Candidate, Department of American Studies, Yale University


Set Them In a Blaze: John Quincy Adams and the Fight Against the Slave Power

Monday, February 13, 2012 12:00 PM

Charles Edel, Professor of Strategy & Policy at the U.S. Naval War College


Look Behind the Label: Rhetorics and Narratives of Contemporary Slavery

 Wednesday, February 29, 2012 12:00 PM

Samuel Martinez, Associate Professor of Anthropology and Latin American Studies, University of Connecticut


A New South and a New City: Negotiating Race, Constructing Region, and Building Soul City, North Carolina, 1969-1980

Tuesday, March 20, 2012 12:00 PM

Betsy Beasley, Ph.D. Student in American Studies, Yale University


Urban Encounters: Struggles for Space and Place in Post-Civil War Southern Cities

Monday, March 26, 2012 12:00 PM

Caitlin Verboon, Ph.D. Student, Department of History , Yale University


The Problem of Yankeeland: Southern Images of the North, 1865-1920

Wednesday, April 4, 2012 12:00 PM

Sarah K. Bowman, Ph.D. Student, Department of History , Yale University


After the Underground Railroad: African Americans Returning from Canada and the Forgotten History of Transnational Reconstruction

Monday, April 9, 2012 12:00 PM

Adam Arenson, Assistant Professor of History, University of Texas-El Paso


Causes Lost and Found: Memory and the Making of a Segregationist Movement

Wednesday, April 11, 2012 12:00 PM

Jason Morgan Ward, Assistant Professor of History, Mississippi State University


Children as Commodities: Child Slavery in Colonial Benin, 1890-1960

Wednesday, April 18, 2012 12:00 PM

Audra Diptee, Assistant Professor, Carleton University


Matta’s Day in Court: Black Female Subjects and Anglo-Spanish Struggles over Slave Trade Abolition

Monday, April 23, 2012 12:00 PM

 Rosanne Adderley, Associate Professor of History, Tulane University


The After-Image: Frederick Douglass in Visual Culture

Wednesday, May 2, 2012 12:00 PM

Zoe Trodd, Faculty Fellow, Departments of English and African American Studies, Columbia University