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CONFERENCE SCHEDULE

Unless otherwise noted, all conference activities will be held at
the Yale Center for British Art, 1080 Chapel St., New Haven, CT


THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 1
4:30 p.m. — 5:30 p.m. Registration
5:30 p.m. — 6:30 p.m. Keynote Address
  • "Despite and Because of: Legacies of Slavery"
    Alston "Barry" Chevannes, Mona School of Business, University of West Indies, Mona, Jamaica
6:30 p.m. — 7:30 p.m. Reception


FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 2
8:15 a.m. — 9:00 a.m. Registration and Coffee
9:00 a.m. — 11.00 a.m. Panel 1: Legacies of Slavery in Jamaica
11:00 a.m. — 11:30 a.m. Coffee Break with Pastries
11.30 a.m. — 12:30 p.m. Break Out Sessions
12:30 p.m. — 2:00 p.m. Lunch on own; time to tour exhibition
2.00 p.m. — 4.00 p.m. Panel 2: Legacies of Jamaican Slavery in the United Kingdom
4:00 p.m. — 4.30 p.m. Tea and Cookies
4:30 p.m. — 6: 30 p.m. Film Screening and Discussion
    FILM: Life and Debt (90 min) Stephanie Black, Film-maker and director of Life and Debt


SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 3
8:30 a.m. — 9:00 a.m. Registration and Coffee
9:00 a.m. — 11:00 a.m. Panel 3: Labor and the Legacies of Slavery
11.00 a.m. — 11.30 a.m. Coffee and Pastries
11:30 a.m. — 12:30 p.m. Break Out Sessions
12:30 p.m. — 2:00 p.m. Lunch on own; time to tour exhibition
2:00 p.m. — 4:00 p.m. Panel 4: Music and the Legacies of Slavery
4:00 p.m. — 6:30 p.m. Reception and Musical Performance by Inity Reggae Band
    Note: This event will be held at the Yale Graduate and Professional Student Center (GPSCY), 204 York Street


"Breakout" sessions (same sessions to run on November 2 AND 3)
All sessions to take place at Yale Center for British Art unless otherwise stated


  1. The Middle Passage and Iconography of the Slave Ship
    Cheryl Finley, Cornell University
    Location: Beinecke Library Mezzanine

  2. Visual Perspectives on Emancipation and the Plantation
    Tim Barringer, Yale University
    Stuart B. Schwartz, Yale University
    Location: Art and Emancipation exhibition

  3. Jamaican Masquerade and Africa
    Barbaro Martinez-Ruiz, Stanford University
    Location: Art and Emancipation exhibition

  4. Matters of Perception — Self as the Other
    Joy Gregory, independent artist
    Courtney Martin, Yale University
    Location: Yale Center for British Art Study Room

  5. Caribbean History in Digital Art: Roshini Kempadoo’s Ghosting
    Roshini Kempadoo, independent artist
    Rebecca Peabody, Getty Research Institute
    Location: Yale Center for British Art Lecture Hall

  6. Slave Gardens in Artistic Imagery
    Catherine Benoit, Connecticut College
    Stéphane Roy, Yale Center for British Art
    Location: Yale Center for British Art Second Floor Classroom

  7. Hidden Bonds: Revealing the Legacy of Slavery in American Art
    Graham Boettcher, Birmingham Museum of Art
    Location: Yale University Art Gallery, American galleries

  8. Mapping a New Kingston: Belisario’s Sketches of Character
    Gillian Forrester, Yale Center for British Art
    Location: Art and Emancipation exhibition

  9. Agostino Brunias: Plantocracy's Painter
    Geoff Quilley, University of Sussex
    Location: Yale Center for British Art, fourth floor galleries