The Attic (a name which commemorates our first physical location) is, first and foremost, a site for the research students of the School of Museum Studies at the University of Leicester: a virtual community which aims to include all students, be they campus-based and full-time, or distance-learning and overseas. But we welcome contributions from students of museum studies - and allied subject areas - from outside the School and from around the world. Here you will find a lot of serious stuff, like exhibition and research seminar reviews, conference alerts and calls for papers, but there's also some 'fluff'; the things that inspire, distract and keep us going. After all, while we may be dead serious academic types, we're human too.

Sunday, October 28, 2007

Conference Alert: The Legacies of Slavery & Emancipation

From H-Museum:

The Gilder Lehrman Center for the Study of Slavery, Resistance, and Abolition is pleased to announce the following event:

The Legacies of Slavery and Emancipation: Jamaica in the Atlantic World Ninth Annual International Conference / GLC Fall Conference
Yale Center for British Art, , CT
November 1-3, 2007

Co-sponsored by The Gilder Lehrman Center and the Yale Center for British Art in conjunction with the exhibition "Art and Emancipation in Jamaica: Isaac Mendes Belisario and his Worlds."

The focus of this conference is one of the central themes of the exhibition: the unfinished legacy of Jamaican slavery, both for present-day Jamaica and the wider Atlantic world. Scholars from the UK, the US, and the West Indies, as well as visual artists, musicians, and film-makers will investigate a range of topics including labor, religion, and the legacies of slavery in Jamaica and Britain. Complementing these panels will be a series of break out sessions in the exhibition and the collections of the YCBA and other institutions at Yale in which the broader conceptual and historical issues debated during the conference can be brought to bear on the analysis of specific objects and images.


For more information about the conference, a complete schedule, and registration, please visit http://www.yale.edu/glc/belisario/index.htm.

All conference activities will be held at the YCBA, 1080 Chapel Street, New Haven, CT.

This conference is free and open to the public. Registration is required.

Dana L. Schaffer
Assistant Director
The Gilder Lehrman Center for the Study of Slavery, Resistance, and Abolition
Yale University
PO Box 208206
New Haven, CT 06520-8206

www.yale.edu/glc
dana.schaffer@yale.edu
Phone: 203-432-9238 ~ Fax: 203-432-6943


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