At the Limits of Memory: Legacies of Slavery in the Francophone World

At the Limits of Memory: Legacies of Slavery in the Francophone World

Kellogg College, Oxford, OX2 6PN

Tuesday 16th June, 2015

3.00 pm – 7.00 pm

A series of papers and discussion exploring new research in the field of memory studies, and its relevance to understanding the legacies of slavery and colonialism in the Francophone Caribbean and beyond

3.00 pm   Representing the Slave Past: the limits of museographical and patrimonial discourses

Professor Christine Chivallon, Sciences Po Bordeaux

3.30 pm The Art of Reconciliation: the memorial to the abolition of slavery in Nantes

Dr Nicola Frith, University of Edinburgh

4.30 pm  Tea/coffee

5.00 pm Haiti and the Memorial Discourses of Slavery after 1804

Dr Kate Hodgson, University of Liverpool

5.30 pm ‘This island is not an island’: locating Gorée

Professor Charles Forsdick, University of Liverpool

6.30pm Reception and book launch, At the Limits of Memory: Legacies of Slavery in the Francophone World, edited by Nicola Frith and Kate Hodgson, University of Liverpool Press

Registration is free. For further information, to book a place at the seminar and for dinner at a local restaurant, please contact David Howard (david.howard@kellogg.ox.ac.uk) by Friday 12th June, 2015


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