Trans-American Crossings: Enslaved Migrations Within the Americas and Their Impacts on Slave Cultures and Societies

JUNE 1–3, 2018

Co-sponsored by the Omohundro Institute and the John Carter Brown Library
and held on the campus of Brown University

All sessions will take place at 85 Waterman Street in room 130.

 

SUNDAY, JUNE 3, 2018

8:30 a.m.
Coffee is available.
9:00–11:15

 Session 8 • The Making and the Silencing of the Archive in the U.S. Slave Trade

Chair: Jennifer L. Morgan, New York University

Robert Colby, University of North Carolina, “‘Literal and Characteristic Abstracts’: The Civil War and the Creation of Slave Trading Archives”

Karen Morse, University of Rhode Island, “An Archivist, an Historian, and a Museum Educator Walk into the Archive: Archival Challenges to Understanding and Presenting Enslaved Lives in the 17th and 18th Centuries””

Viola Müller, Leiden University, “Slave Refugees in the Urban South and what the Archival Silence Reveals Rather than Obscures”

11:15–12:00
Closing Remarks
Alex Borucki, University of California Irvine
Jennifer L. Morgan, New York University
Greg E. O’Malley, University of California Santa Cruz