About this Event
900 Sunnyside Avenue, Lawrence, KS 66045
(Associate Professor, History, African and African American Studies)
Mapping Memories of Slavery Across the Atlantic and Indian Oceans
TUE NOV 1, 12:00 - 1:30 PM
Hall Center Conference Hall
Please register here: https://tinyurl.com/2p8zrsxc
Elizabeth MacGonagle’s current research project investigates how Africans and those of African heritage in the diaspora shape histories, memories, and identities after enduring centuries of racism amidst enslavement and colonialism. It focuses on the ways in which a number of museums and memorial spaces use histories of enslavement to tell a story about the shaping of our modern world. By examining a wide range of museums and memorial spaces in Rio de Janeiro, Salvador, Guadeloupe, Charleston SC, Washington DC, Liverpool, Dakar, Zanzibar, Mauritius, and Réunion Island, Professor MacGonagle aims to connect very disconnected histories of slavery throughout the Atlantic and Indian Ocean worlds. Museums and memorial spaces serve as an entrée point for the public to engage with burdened histories and heavy memories that surround enslavement and colonization, and they are often located at important sites of memory related to this violent past.
The Hall Center hosts several faculty and graduate student fellows in residence each semester. During their residencies or shortly after, our Fellows give talks about their works-in-progress. These events are public and open to all in the Hall Center's Conference Hall. Lunch is provided so RSVP is required.