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Global Gulf Conference Keynote Speech

featuring Walter Johnson

Date: Thursday, February 21, 2013
Time: 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Building: Woldenberg Art Center, Keynote: Freeman Auditorium. Reception: Woodward Way. Art talk: Newcomb Gallery
Location: uptown campus

Walter Johnson is the Winthrop Professor of History and Professor of African and African American Studies at Harvard University and author of the award winning Soul by Soul: Life Inside the Antebellum Slave Market Walter Johnson’s keynote speech for the Global Gulf conference will embed the history of slavery in the U.S. in the histories of global capitalism (especially the cotton trade and the Atlantic money market) and U.S. imperialism (the Louisiana Purchase, the Mexican War, and the illegal invasions of Cuba and Nicaragua in the 1850s).  Paired with a lecture by Edith Wolfe of the Stone Center about Sandra Pani’s exhibition “De Ser Arbol 2008,” the keynote speech, reception, and lecture will tie together the questions about identity formation that are central to thinking about the Gulf in a global and Atlantic context.  Professor Johnson's talk will be in Freeman Auditorium, followed by a reception in Woodward Way and Edith Wolfe’s presentation in the Newcomb Gallery.  There will be a book display of Professor Johnson's work set up in the reception area.

Professor Johnson's talk headlines a conference about transnational exchange and life in and around the Gulf of Mexico past and present.  Tulane's Global Gulf conference will include graduate student presenters from universities around the U.S. on various topics that would be interesting to scholars and students working on the United States South, the Circum-Caribbean, or Latin America. 
The conference presentations will be on Friday (in Rogers Memorial Chapel) and Saturday (in Hébert 201), February 22nd & 23rd. For a full schedule of panel and conference events to be held on campus, please send an e-mail to globalgulfconference@gmail.com.

 

The Global Gulf Conference is presented by Tulane's History Graduate Student Association with generous funding and support from GSSA, the Gulf South Center, the History Department, the Murphy Institute, The D. W. Mitchell Lecture Series and the Provost's Faculty Seminars in Interdisciplinary Research, the Interdisciplinary Committee for Arts and Visual Culture, the English Department, the Spanish and Portuguese Department, the Payson Center and the Anthropology Department.

 

Sponsored by: History DepartmentAnthropology Department, English Department, Graduate Studies Student Association (GSSA), Murphy Institute, Payson Center for International Development, Provost's Office, Spanish and Portuguese Department as well as Gulf South Center

Admission: Free
Attendance: Open to the public
Open to: Alumni, Faculty, Graduate students, Parents, Prospective undergrads, Staff, Undergraduates, Visitors

Tickets: Not required

For more information contact Conference Committee via email to globalgulfconference@gmail.com






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