20-21 APRIL 2022




A two-day in-person symposium organised by Trevor Burnard (Wilberforce Institute, University of Hull), Élodie Peyrol-Kleiber (Université de Poitiers), Mélanie Cournil (Université de Paris Sorbonne) and Agnès Delahaye (Université Lumière Lyon 2)
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20 April 2022

10.00 Coffee and Welcome: Trevor Burnard, University of Hull 


10.30 – 12.00 Keynote

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Chair: Agnès Delahaye, Université Lumière Lyon 2

Brett Rushforth, University of Oregon

“American Slaveries: Toward a Unified History”

12.00-1.00 Lunch

1.00-2.30 Panel I

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Chair: Élodie Peyrol-Kleiber, Université de Poitiers 

Ben Marsh, University of Kent

“Beyond the Pale: Slavery, Dirt Eating, and Circulating Bodies in the South”

Katharina Wiedlack, University of Vienna

“Slavery and the maritime fur trade in Russian America”

2.30-3.00 Coffee 


3.00-4.30 Roundtable 

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Chair: Marie-Jeanne Rossignol, University of Paris

 “Black Voices in the Early Nineteenth Century Americas”

Participants: Claire Bourhis-Mariotti (University of Paris 8), Trevor Burnard (Wilberforce Professor of Slavery and Emancipation, University of Hull), Nathalie Dessens (University of Toulouse-Jean Jaurès)

4.30-5 Slavery and Abolition in Hull – leader Nicholas Evans, Wilberforce Institute, University of Hull

7pm Conference dinner

21 April 2022

09.30 -10.00 Coffee

10.00-12.30 Panel II

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 “Small Islands in Proximity: Re-Centring the Lesser Antilles”

Chair: Cécile Vidal, EHESS, Paris

Heather Freund, University of Copenhagen

“The 1791 New Year’s Day Rebellion in Dominica”

Felicia Fricke, University of Copenhagen

“Interisland exchange and resistance against uncertainty amongst enslaved populations in the Dutch Caribbean”

Rasmus Christensen and Gunvor Simonsen, University of Copenhagen


“Small boat infrastructure and fugitive collectives in the Lesser Antilles” 

Kathrine Faust Larsen, University of Copenhagen and Marie Keulen, Leiden University

“Planning Collective Maritime Marronage in the Dutch and Danish Lesser Antilles”

12.30-1.30 Lunch


1.30 -3.00 Panel III

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Chair: Mélanie Cournil, Sorbonne University

Sheryllynne Haggerty, Wilberforce Institute and the University of Liverpool

“O What a Bubble is this Life: the experience of non-elites in Jamaica, 1756”

Anne-Claire Faucquez, University of Paris 8

“Erasing the Memory of Slavery in History Writing in Nineteenth Century New York”

3.00-3.30 Coffee

3.30-5.30 Panel IV

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“Bringing back the “Ancien Régime” in the history of early American slavery: Church, monarchy, nobility and slavery in the early modern French Caribbean”

Chair: Gunvor Simonsen, University of Copenhagen

David Chaunu, Sorbonne University

“Slavery, nobility and absolutism as “social collaboration”: a social and political history of the Longvilliers, Dyel and Hoüel families, slaveholders and governors of the French islands of America (c. 1626 – c. 1664)”

Domitille de Gavriloff, EHESS, Paris

“Orders, wealth and whiteness: the parish as the theatre of competing hierarchies in Martinique and Saint-Domingue (17th-18th centuries)”

Fanny Malègue, EHESS, Paris

“Reading between the lines: social categorisation and census taking in the slaves societies of the French Caribbean after the Seven Years’ War”

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