Vanderbilt University is pleased to announce a conference to launch its Ecclesiastical and Secular Sources for Slave Societies Digital Archive. It will be held February 2-4, 2012 at Vanderbilt University and will feature panels on new sources being preserved and utilized in the study of slave societies in Africa, Cuba, Brazil and Colombia. Speakers include: Paul Lovejoy, York University; Pablo Gomez, Texas Christian University; David Wheat, Michigan State University; Mariza Soares, Universidade Federal Fluminense; Angela Sutton, Joanna Elrick, and Jane Landers, Vanderbilt University; Oscar Grandio Moraguez, York University and University of San Francisco; Renee Soulodre-LaFrance, King's College, University of Western Ontario. The final day will be devoted to a workshop on creating and maintaining digital archives and to presentations on Vanderbilt's unique Colombiana collections and the "Who Speaks for the Negro Digital Archive." Speakers include Paula Covington, William Luis, Mona Frederick, Courtney Campbell, Marshall Breeding, all of Vanderbilt University and David LaFevor of Berry College.
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