The Global Plantation Symposium

The Global Plantation Symposium

Anna Arabindan-Kesson (Princeton University), Clare Corbould (Deakin University), Jarvis McKinnis (Duke University), Jessica Womack (Princeton University)
United States
From - Until
15.10.2020 - 17.10.2020
Connections Redaktion, Leipzig Research Centre Global Dynamics, Universität Leipzig

This symposium brings together scholars and artists from around the world to interrogate representations of plantations across a range of geographic locales as well as disciplinary and aesthetic modes.

The Global Plantation Symposium

As physical, economic and material interventions in a landscape, as sites of labor and production, the plantation also exists powerfully in people’s imaginations. As our title suggests, we are interested in the plantation’s iterations across temporal and spatial geographies, for we wonder if the transformations they wrought across the globe might also create possibilities to imagine the intimacies and particularities of time and space differently. We hope the symposium will be a time of engaged and collegial conversation, despite the virtual format.

Deborah A. Thomas, R. Jean Brownlee Professor of Anthropology in the Department of Anthropology at the University of Pennsylvania, will deliver the keynote lecture. Additional presenters include Monique Allawaert, Gaiutra Bahadur, Amie Batalibasi, Shiraz Bayjoo, Amy Clukey, Hilary Emmett, Andil Gosine, Neelika Jayawardane, Michael Laffan, Tiffany Lethabo King, Imelda Miller, Zinzi Minott, Sophie Moore, Emilia Terracciano, Jasmine Togo Brisby, Olivia Williams, Lacey Wilson, and Imani Uzuri.

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The Global Plantation Symposium Co-Organizers

Anna Arabindan-Kesson, Assistant Professor of African American Studies and Art and Archaeology, Princeton University
Clare Corbould, Associate Professor of History, Deakin University
Jarvis McKinnis, Cordelia & William Laverack Family Assistant Professor of English, Duke University
Jessica Womack, PhD Candidate, Art and Archaeology and African American Studies, Princeton University
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Jessica Womack, PhD Candidate, Art and Archaeology and African American Studies, Princeton University

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