Gilder Lehrman Center's 14th Annual International Conference
November 8-10, 2012
Thursday, November 8, Linsly-Chittenden Hall, 63 High Street, Room 102
Friday and Saturday, November 9-10, Luce Hall Auditorium, 34 Hillhouse Ave.
Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut
In order to put past and present in lasting dialogue, this conference combines some of the world's most distinguished historians of slavery and abolition with many of the most important activist-leaders in the current movement to counteract and abolish modern forms of slavery. The gathering will be one effort toward forging a field of study about the origins and nature of current human trafficking and bonded labor systems in the world. By use of rich historical analogies, comparative perspectives, international contexts, and real world examples of intervention, we will explore the past in order to see deeper into the challenges faced by governments, non-governmental organizations, scholars, writers, and concerned citizens. We further hope to place the complex problem of contemporary slavery within the history of modern ideas and regimes of human rights. This is a conference where the worlds of scholarship and international activism meet.
The conference is free and open to the public, but registration is required. Please visit http://www.yale.edu/glc/modernslavery/index.htm for more for a full conference schedule and to register.
Gilder Lehrman Center for the Study of
Slavery, Resistance, and Abolition
PO Box 208206
New Haven, CT 06520-8206
Phone: 203-432-3339 ~ Fax: 203-432-6943
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