This event was originally scheduled for September 24, 2020. It has been rescheduled for March 18, 2021.
Join Jessica Marie Johnson (Johns Hopkins University), with Cécile Fromont (Yale University) and Robin Mitchell (California State University Channel Islands), for a discussion of "Reading, Writing, and Teaching Black Life and Anti-Black Violence in the Early Modern World."
Black life was central and vital to the early modern world. Anti-Black violence simultaneously and indelibly marked global interactions in this time and place. Drs. Johnson, Fromont, and Mitchell will discuss what it means to center the African continent in our study of the “early modern”; they will consider how to grapple with and overcome the invisibility and disavowal of Black life in the early modern archive; they will share how students respond to these topics and what kinds of conversations this study engenders in both undergraduate and graduate classrooms.
This virtual event is part of a series of Critical Race Conversations hosted by the Folger Institute.