'Between history and memory: Slavery and race' - A workshop with Ana Lucia Araujo
We invite proposals for a workshop with Professor Ana Lucia Araujo on the themes of slavery, race, history and memory. The workshop will provide a supportive space for PhD students, and those who have recently submitted their PhDs, to present and receive feedback on chapters or detailed dissertation research proposals relating to any of the above themes, singly or in combination. Up to eight people will be selected to share a chapter-length piece of writing for intensive discussion and feedback from Professor Araujo and other workshop participants. As well as presenting their own work, participants will be expected to read and participate in discussion of other participants’ work.
The workshop will also be open to participants who do not submit papers but commit to reading all the submitted work in advance. Deadline for submissions: 17 March 2020
Those selected to participate will be notified by 21 March 2019. Work for circulation will be due by 10 April 2019.
The workshop is open to PhD students and recent PhDs (those whose PhDs were submitted September 2018 or later) in relevant fields from any university. Priority may be given to students at the University of Edinburgh and other Scottish Institutions. We are seeking funding to support travel costs of those coming from elsewhere in Scotland.
To apply, please email Professor Diana Paton (firstname.lastname@example.org) by 17 March 2020 using the subject line ‘Between History and Memory’ and including the following information:
Your email address:
Title of your proposed workshop submission:
Abstract of your proposed submission (max 200 words):
University at which you are studying/studied:
Year of PhD study or date of PhD submission:
Those at Scottish Universities: If you will be traveling from outside Edinburgh we may be able to cover your travel costs. If you would like to apply for your travel costs to be covered, please provide an estimate of costs, assuming standard class train travel and, where available, advance purchase fares. Participants from outside Scotland are welcome but we will not be able to support their travel costs.
If not selected to present your work, would you still like to participate in the workshop?
Professor Ana Lucia Araujo
Professor of History at Howard University and the leading historian of the African Atlantic reparations movements. She is the leading historian of the African Atlantic reparations movements. Her books include Reparations for Slavery and the Slave Trade: A Transnational and Comparative History (2017), Shadows of the Slave Past: Memory, Heritage and Slavery, and Politics of Memory: Making Slavery Visible in the Public Space. Her next book, to be published later this year by Bloomsbury, is Slavery in the Age of Memory: Engaging with the Past (2020)
We expect that workshop participants will also attend Professor Araujo’s public lecture on the same day.