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Beyond Freedom:
New Directions in the Study of Emancipation

Gilder Lehrman Center's 13th Annual International Conference
November 11-12, 2011

Luce Hall Auditorium, 34 Hillhouse Avenue
Yale University
New Haven, Connecticut


Participant Biographies

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 11

8:30 - 9:00 a.m.Coffee and Registration
9:00 - 9:15 a.m.Welcome Remarks
  • David W. Blight, Yale University
9:15 - 10:45 a.m.Opening Roundtable: State of the Field
  • James Oakes, CUNY Graduate Center, "When Everybody Was Wrong"
  • Eve M. Troutt Powell, University of Pennsylvania, "The Different Endings of Slavery in the Ottoman Middle East"
  • Eric Foner, Columbia University, "Emancipation and Its Aftermath: The State of the Field"
  • Vincent Brown, Duke University, "Escaping Slavery: Political Strategy Under the Maroon Metaphor"
  • Moderator: Steven Hahn, University of Pennsylvania

    VIDEO (part 1) | VIDEO (part 2)

10:45 - 11:00 a.m.Coffee Break
11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.Emancipation and Politics
1:00 - 2:30 p.m.Lunch
2:30 - 4:30 p.m.Emancipation and Ideology

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 12

9:00 - 9:30 a.m.Coffee and Registration
9:30 - 11:30 a.m.Emancipation and Borders
11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.Lunch
1:00 - 3:00 p.m.Emancipation and Violence
3:00 - 3:15 p.m.Coffee break
3:15 - 4:30 p.m.Concluding Roundtable: New Directions in the Field