The Joseph Jenkins Roberts Center of Norfolk State University (NSU), in partnership with the Hampton History Museum, is hosting a two-day conference, 1619: Making of America conference that will be held in Hampton and Norfolk, VA on September 26-27, 2013. This conference will offer scholars and participants from various disciplines a unique platform to engage in dialogue about important issues defining new interpretations of 1619 in American history.
This conference seeks to place the events stemming from 1619 within the context of Atlantic migration, culture, and race, and will emphasize the wide-ranging, familiar, and mobile character of the African Diaspora. The overarching point is that Chesapeake society was part of a hybrid and global culture predicated on intimate and overlapping encounters among Africans, Native Americans, Western Europeans, and other cultures from around the globe.
Featured speakers for the conference include Michael Blakey (Director of the Institute for Historical Biology and the National Endowment for the Humanities Professor, College of William and Mary), Paul Finkelman (President William McKinley Distinguished Professor of Law and Public Policy and Senior Fellow, Government Law Center, Albany Law School), Linda Heywood (Professor of History and African American Studies at Boston University), James Sweet (Vilas Distinguished Achievement Professor of History at the University of Wisconsin), John Thornton (Professor of African and African Diaspora History at Boston University), and Ben Vinson III (Professor of History and Dean, George Washington University’s Columbian College of Arts and Sciences).
The conference is sponsored in part by the National Endowment for the Humanities.
Roundtable Discussions: The Enduring Questions
What It Means to Be an American
Creolization in the Atlantic World
The Black Atlantic World
Foodways, Emerging Diseases, Pandemics, and Haplotyping in 1619
Dimensions of the African Diaspora in the Modern Era
Negotiating Leadership through Diaspora Networks
Authorship of History and 1619
Native America at 1619
Slaveholding Institutions: Reconciling with the Past
Race, Law, and Slavery in Early America
Join us for Performances, Scholarly Presentations, Historic Site Tours, Workshops, and Teaching Materials.
Pre-registration: $40 per day ($75 for 2 days)
On-site Registration: $45 per day
Student Registration: $25 per day (Includes lunch and snacks)
*Note: $25 pre-registration cost for students with a valid I.D.; $30 registration cost for students on-site
For more information or to register online, visit www.1619MakingofAmerica.com
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