Gilder Lehrman Center for the Study of Slavery, Resistance, and Abolition
The MacMillan Center of Yale University
22nd Annual Conference
Cuban Slavery and the Atlantic World
Nov. 6-7, 2020
Register for this conference here: https://yale.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_dWuHoUsNTt-cjxBrE3yYIg
Sponsored by the Gilder Lehrman Center for the Study of Slavery, Resistance, and Abolition at the MacMillan Center at Yale University. Organized in consultation with Manuel Barcia (University of Leeds); Adriana Chira (Emory University); Anne Eller (Yale University)
The Gilder Lehrman Center’s 22nd Annual International Conference provides a forum for discussion of the study of Cuban slavery and emancipation today, placing the island’s history within the wider Atlantic world. Over the past few decades, the study of Cuban history has been an increasingly international effort. Cuban historians have interacted more and more with colleagues from abroad, with discussions grounded in the unique primary sources found in the rich Cuban archives. These scholars have demonstrated the importance of understanding Cuban slavery within the context of the Atlantic world and broad colonial networks of domination and resistance. This conference brings together scholars from Cuba and abroad working on the transatlantic slave trade, resistance, systems of control, abolition and emancipation, and the memory and legacies of slavery in Cuba. Join us for in-depth conversations about the present and future of understanding slavery and its long aftermath in this crucial part of the world.