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University of Mississippi Slavery Research Group
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#Year400 Lecture Series

The University of Mississippi Slavery Research Group has helped organize a series of speakers and events across campus during the 2018-2019 academic year to commemorate the August 1619 arrival to British North America of the first recorded persons of African descent. This date has been traditionally understood as the moment when African slavery was introduced to what would eventually become the United States.

Chris Callow, Lecturer, University of Birmingham, “Of Sagas and Slaves: Slavery and the Imagination in Medieval and Post-Medieval Iceland,” Thursday, February 28, at 6 p.m. in 204C Bondurant Hall

Austin Choi-Fitzpatrick, Assistant Professor of Political Sociology at the University of San Diego’s Kroc School of Peace Studies, “What Slaveholders Think,” Monday, February 25, at 7 p.m. in Joseph C. Bancroft Conference Room (Croft 107)

Marisa Fuentes, Associate Professor of Women’s & Gender Studies and History and Presidential Term Chair in African American History, 2017-2022, “Refuse Bodies, Disposable Lives: A History of the Human and the Transatlantic Slave Trade,” Thursday, February 14 at 5:30 p.m. in 209 Bryant Hall.

Paul Lovejoy, Distinguished Research Professor, York University,“Digital Humanities and Biographical Research on Slavery,” Thursday, November 8 at 5:45PM in 209 Bryant Hall

Andrés Reséndez, Professor of History, University of California, Davis, “The Other Slavery,” Thursday, November 1 at 6PM in 209 Bryant Hall

Ramesh Mallipeddi, Associate Professor of History, Hunter College, “Expendable Lives, Disposable Lands: Racial Ecologies of Risk in the Eighteenth-Century British Caribbean,” Monday, October 29, 2018 at 6PM at the Depot

Commemoration of Lynching Victim Elwood Higginbottom, Saturday, October 27, 2018 at 2PM at the Second Baptist Church

Universities Studying Slavery Fall Meeting at Tougaloo College, Wednesday, October 24-Friday, 26, 2018 on Tougaloo College’s Campus

Deirdre Cooper Owens, Associate Professor of History, Queens College, “Medical Bondage and the Birth of American Gynecology,” Thursday, October 4 at 4PM in 126 Lamar Hall

Sonja L. Lanehart, Professor, The University of Texas at San Antonio, “Tell Me What You Really Mean: Race-ing American Language Variationist and Sociolinguistic Research,” Monday, September 24 at 6:30PM in Bondurant Auditorium

James Oakes, Distinguished Professor, The Graduate Center at the City University of New York, “The Triumph of Abolitionism,” Wednesday, September 12 at 7PM in Nutt Auditorium

Jeff Forret, Professor, Lamar University, “Beyond the Master’s Gaze: Violence, Life, and Community in Antebellum Slave Quarters,” Thursday, August 30 at 5:30PM in Overby Auditorium

Jeff Forret, Professor, Lamar University, “A Legal History of the Domestic Slave Trade,” Thursday, August 30 at 12:30PM in 200 Lyceum

Jay Watson, Howry Professor of Faulkner Studies, University of Mississippi, Fall Convocation, Tuesday, August 21 at 7PM in the Pavilion

Stephen Best, Associate Professor, University of California, Berkeley, “Wrongful Life,” Wednesday, July 25 at 2PM in Nutt Auditorium

John T. Matthews, Professor, Boston University, “Slave Capitalism in Faulkner,” Monday, July 23 at 2PM in Nutt Auditorium

Tim Armstrong, Professor, Royal Holloway, University of London, “Playing Monopoly with Mr. Faulkner,” Tuesday, July 24 at 2PM in Nutt Auditorium

Edward Baptist, Professor, Cornell University, “Where the Line Draws Blood: Faulkner, Ward, and the Policing of Race,” Sunday, July 22 at 2:30PM in Nutt Auditorium

45th Annual Faulkner & Yoknapatawpha Conference,“Faulkner and Slavery,” Sunday, July 22-Thursday, July 26, 2018