July 11 Conference at U. Warwick: "Free at Last"
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Date: Sat, 5 May 2007 02:01:42 -0400
From: Matthew Smith University of the West Indies <msmith@MAIL.H-
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
Further details of the programme and registration are available at:
For further information, please contact the Conference Administrator,
Mrs. Marjorie Davies: m.davies@... or tel: +44 (0)2476
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