11-13 September 2018, ASAUK Biennial Conference, stream on ‘Slavery and Marriage in African Societies’: in 2018 the ASAUK Biennial Conference will be held at the University of Birmingham. Together with Dr Joel Quirk (Wits), I am co-organising a stream on Slavery and Marriage in African Societies. The postponed deadline for submitting panel- and paper- abstracts is 30 March. More information on the stream’s themes is available here.
23-28 June 2018, University of the Witwatersrand: ‘Enslavement, Conflict and Forced Marriage in Africa: Methods, Ethics, and Knowledge Production’: a CSIW Project conference bringing together activists and researchers to discuss their views on methods and ethics. CSiW Wits programme FINAL
10-12 April 2018, University of Mauritius, International Conference ‘Between Slavery and Post-slavery: Citizenship, Dependence, and Abolitionism in African and Indian Ocean Societies’: this conference will bring together international researchers and activists working on African slavery and its suppression in recent and contemporary history. It focuses on three main interrelated themes: (1) the recent legacies of past slavery; (2) contemporary forms of exploitation akin to slavery; and (3) the political mobilisation of African grassroots activists and politicians in various countries in Africa and in Atlantic Ocean and Indian Ocean islands. PROGRAMME 10-12 April-FINAL
19-20 March 2018, University of Birmingham, Roundtable on Slavery in XX-century Africa: the above course culminates in a roundtable at which participating researchers will present their research and engage in thematic debate with other Africanists and invited African slavery specialists. Professor Rachel Jean-Baptiste (UC Davis) will give a keynote lecture in the evening of 19 March. Programme 19-20 march workshop-FINAL
5-21 March 2018, University of Birmingham, Advanced Training Course on African Slavery and Emancipation in the XX Century: in the context of the SLAFNET Network (see Networks), I am teaching a course that examines the history of slaves and slave descendants in different African regions across the 20th century. The majority of course participants are African graduate students and researchers on secondment at the University of Birmingham. Programme: Birmingham – SLAFNET activities March 2018-FINAL