Thursday, February 6, 2014

Race and Nation in the Age of Emancipations

[Via H-Law, we have the following announcement.]

We are pleased to announce an upcoming conference scheduled to take place on the campus of Rice University in Houston, Texas, titled "Race and Nation in the Age of Emancipations: A Symposium on the Atlantic World." The symposium seeks to explore the complicated relationship of race, citizenship, and national identity during the tumultuous long nineteenth century. By examining this connection in particular contexts within a broad Atlantic perspective, this symposium will contribute to a better understand of if, how, and why enslaved and free blacks throughout the Americas came to understand themselves as citizens of a particular nation (or possibly multiple nations) during the era of emancipation.

Along with several panels focusing on varying aspects of this topic, the symposium will also feature a roundtable on the Atlantic World as a field, analytical concept, and pedagogical tool.

"Race and Nation" is set to take place in Houston, Texas, on Rice University's campus on February 21st and 22nd, 2014. The symposium is made possible thanks to generous funding from Rice University's School of Humanities, the Department of History, the Humanities Research Center, the Program for the Study of Ethnicity, Race, and Culture, and the Graduate Student Association.

More information and program here.

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