Monday, October 22, 2012

"Proclaiming Emancipation" Conference: Final Program

This Friday a conference on Proclaiming Emancipation (announced here) will take place at the University of Michigan. The program is now available:

Friday October 26, 2012
 9:00 a.m. Welcome

9:30–11:30 a.m. Panel I. Emancipation’s Many Legalities
CHAIR: Rebecca Scott, Charles Gibson Distinguished University Professor of History and Professor of Law, University of Michigan 
Fugitive Slaves, Military Intelligence, and Civil Rights before the Emancipation Proclamation, Kate Masur, Associate Professor of History, Northwestern University 
Emancipation’s Hidden Legacy: Lincoln and the Laws of War, John Witt, Allen H. Duffy Class of 1960 Professor of Law, Yale University 
Lincoln, Emancipation, and the Making of a Modern Liberal State, William Novak, Professor of Law, University of Michigan, Stephen Sawyer, Associate Professor of History, The American University of Paris 
COMMENT: Julian Davis Mortenson, Assistant Professor of Law, University of Michigan 
1:30 –3:30 p.m. Panel II. Time, Space and the Meanings of Emancipation
 CHAIR: Richard Primus, Professor of Law, University of Michigan 
“Negro Outlaws:” Enslaved Women’s Proclamations of Emancipation, Thavolia Glymph, Associate Professor of African & African American Studies, History, and Duke Population Research Institute, Duke University
August 8, 1861: Emancipation Begins, James Oakes, Distinguished Professor of History, City University of New York Graduate Center 
The Emancipated: A Stateless People with Rights, Michael Vorenberg, Associate Professor of History, Brown University 
Emancipation’s Encounters: Seeing the Proclamation Through Soldiers’ Sketchbooks, Martha S. Jones, Associate Professor of History and Afroamerican and African Studies and Affiliated Faculty of Law, University of Michigan 
COMMENT: Hannah Rosen, Assistant Research Scientist and Associate Director for Graduate Programs and Scholarship, Institute for Research on Women and Gender, University of Michigan 
4:00 –6:00 p.m. Keynote
Lincoln’s Emancipation, Eric Foner, DeWitt Clinton Professor of History, Columbia University

Reception and book signing to follow.
For more information, including room locations, follow the link and click on "the conference."