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July 11 Conference at U. Warwick: "Free at Last"

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  • Christopher Fennell
    Cross-post from H-Net Date: Sat, 5 May 2007 02:01:42 -0400 From: Matthew Smith University of the West Indies Subject: Forthcoming
    Message 1 of 1 , May 6 4:43 AM
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      Date: Sat, 5 May 2007 02:01:42 -0400
      From: Matthew Smith University of the West Indies <msmith@MAIL.H-
      NET.MSU.EDU>
      Subject: Forthcoming Conference

      This is to announce a conference at the University of Warwick
      entitled "Free At Last", commemorating the 200th anniversary of the
      passage of the legislation to abolish the British slave trade. The
      conference will be held from 11-13 July 2007 on the campus of the
      University of Warwick.

      There will be over 30 papers and presentations, ranging from sessions
      on Enslaved Resistance, the Free People of Colour, Slavery and
      Literature, the Haitian Revolution, the Abolition Movement, African
      Responses to Slavery, Memory and Commemoration, and A New Social
      Order. In addition, there will be four plenary speakers: Prof.
      Verene Shepherd (University of the West Indies), Dr. Akosua Perbi
      (University of Ghana), Prof. James Walvin (University of York) and
      Prof. Gad Heuman (University of Warwick).

      There will be an evening of poetry and music with Prof. David
      Dabydeen (and others) and a special conference dinner and rum punch
      reception.

      Further details of the programme and registration are available at:
      http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/fac/arts/ccs/conference_2007/

      For further information, please contact the Conference Administrator,
      Mrs. Marjorie Davies: m.davies@... or tel: +44 (0)2476
      523443.

      Best wishes,
      Prof. Gad Heuman
      Dept of History and Centre for Caribbean Studies
      University of Warwick
      Coventry CV4 7AL

      Tel: +44 (0)2476 523408
      Fax: +44 (0)2476 524451
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