1804 & Its Afterlives brings together international speakers whose path-breaking studies have challenged previous orthodoxies about the Haitian Revolution, its local and international repercussions, and its afterlives as inspiration for critical thought, cultural production and political change. Speakers include Colin (aka Joan) Dayan, Barbara Browning, Michael Largey, Dick Geary, Ada Ferrer, Martin Munro, Millery Polyné, Matthew J Smith, Nick Nesbitt.
In 1804 Haiti became the first black-led republic in the world and the first independent nation within Latin America & the Caribbean. Uniquely, Haiti’s revolution was rooted in the self-liberation of African slaves, and this has produced a history shaped by silence, suppression and the production of phobias and clichés that continue to mark popular perceptions of the country. The Haitian Revolution (1791-1804) is central to the experience of the Atlantic World, but colonial powers went to great lengths to absent it from the Age of Revolution.
Friday 7th and Saturday 8th December
The Space, Nottingham Contemporary
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Supported by the University of Nottingham Institute for the Study of Slavery
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