Workshop (in person and via Zoom) at the Bonn Center for Dependency and Slavery Studies (BCDSS) | University of Bonn, June 20-21, 2023

Deadline for registration: June 7, 2023

“Global Voyages, Local Sites: The Long Shadow of Atlantic Slavery in the Anglo-American and German Pacific” workshop brings together renowned scholars working in the fields of Slavery Studies, Labor Studies, Colonialism and Museum Studies. It explores the legacies of Atlantic slavery through the British Empire’s movement of people, money, and expertise from the Caribbean to Queensland, the American movement west to the islands of Samoa, and how these processes interacted with German colonial endeavors in the Pacific. It intends to form a framework with which to expand the disciplinary boundaries of slavery studies and rethink the legacies and impacts of U.S. and Caribbean practices of slaving and processes of racialization that emerged in the context of imperial endeavors in the Pacific. In addition to historians’ approaches, we would also like to address how the topics and discourses outlined above impact contemporary attempts of decolonizing museums and collections.

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