Obama Institute for Transnational American Studies, Johannes Gutenberg University, Mainz | April 29, 2022, 12 p.m. – 6 p.m.

The Obama Institute for Transnational American Studies organizes a symposium on the heritage of Colonial Germany and the presence of people of African descent in German society. This trilateral investigation ranges from Germany to Africa, America and back, addresses the German engagement in the slavery trade and the institution of slavery, the violent effects of colonization still felt on site and visible in the spoils on display in the museums, and the systemic discrimination of Black people. Fellows of the Obama Institute, former and present colleagues will present aspects of their current research involving the relations between Namibia and Germany, the racist treatment of Africans, African Americans and Afro-Germans and the legacy of German colonialism in the Pacific. This symposium will take place on Friday, 29 April 2022 as a hybrid event, and we invite your physical and /or online participation on ZOOM. Among the scheduled speakers are:

  • Ruth Stanford, George State University
    “Memorials of Germany’s Colonial History in Namibia and the Federal Republic”
  • Herman L. Bennett, City University of New York
    “Afro-Germans & Embodied Afterlives of Fascism and Jim Crow, 1955-1989″
  • Pia Wiegmink, Univ. of Bonn
    “From North America to Oceania: 19th-Century German Perspectives on Slavery, Blackbirding, and Bonded Labor”
  • Heike Raphael-Hernandez, Univ. of Würzburg
    The Power of Images: Germany, Transatlantic Slavery, and Homegrown Racism

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