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Colloquium with John Marquez

April 11, 2023, 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm EDT

Join us in the OI Conference room, Swem Library, campus of William & Mary, for a discussion of “Lineages of Freedom: Black Confraternities and the Pursuit of Royal Privileges in Portugal and the Atlantic World.”

John Marquez was the 2020-2022 OI-NEH Postdoctoral Fellow and is an assistant professor at Colorado College. He graduated in 2019 from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, and was a Chancellor’s ADVANCE Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of California Irvine from 2019-2020. He is a historian of Latin America and the Atlantic world, with research interests in slavery and freedom, race, archives, and the African diaspora in Brazil. His research has been funded by the Fulbright-Hays, the Conference on Latin American History, and the Illinois Program for Research in the Humanities. He is currently working on his book manuscript, tentatively titled Freedom’s Counterarchive: Africans, Law, and Empire in the South Atlantic World.

The OI holds between three and six colloquia per semester to discuss projects (usually a postdoctoral book chapter or article) in progress. The paper is pre-circulated and available by request. Although only postdoctoral work is presented, graduate students at all levels are warmly encouraged to attend the sessions and participate in the discussions.

To receive copies of the pre-circulated papers you must register in advance. All colloq participants are expected to have read the paper before the discussion and are asked to refrain from sharing the papers with others. We thank you for your observance of this request.