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Slavery and the Slave Trades in the Indian Ocean and Arab Worlds: Global Connections and Disconnections

Gilder Lehrman Center’s 10th Annual International Conference
November 7-8, 2008
Yale University, Luce Hall Auditorium
34 Hillhouse Ave, New Haven, CT


Schedule

Conference Participants


Friday, November 7

8:30 – 9:00 a.m.        Continental Breakfast and Registration


9:00 – 9:15 a.m.        Welcome Remarks


9:15 – 10:30 a.m.        Keynote Address

  • Sugata Bose, Harvard University, "Blackbirders Refitted: Towards a Connective Oceanic History of Slavery and Resistance"


10:30 – 11:00 a.m.        Coffee Break


11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.        Panel 1: Indian Ocean Slavery and the 19th Century World Economy


1:00 – 2:30 p.m.        Lunch


2:30 – 4:30 p.m.        Panel 2: Abolition and the Law: Islamic and Colonial Law in the Indian Ocean and Arab Worlds


Saturday, November 8


9:00 – 9:30 a.m.        Continental Breakfast and Registration


9:30 – 11:30 a.m.        Panel 3: Economic and Social Mobility of Slaves in the Indian Ocean


11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.        Lunch


1:00 – 3:00 p.m.        Panel 4: Slavery in the Indian Ocean: Abolition or Transformation?


3:00 – 3:15 p.m.        Short break


3:15 – 4:00 p.m.        Concluding Roundtable