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Luncheon talk: Caribbean Age of Revolution (Fri March 1)

February 26th, 2013

Humanities News

Faculty and students are warmly invited to a luncheon presentation, ““They Always Knew Her to be Free:” Emancipation and Re-Enslavement in French Santo Domingo, 1804-1809,” by Graham Nessler, candidate for a Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship in the Caribbean Age of Revolution, on Friday, March 1, 12:30-1:30 p.m. in the Mandel Humanities Center Reading Room (3rd floor).

Graham Nessler received his PhD in Latin American History from the University of Michigan and currently teaches at the Texas A&M University-Commerce. He has published in Slavery & Abolition and Estudios Sociales, and his book An Invisible Emancipation? The Struggle for Freedom in Hispaniola during the HaitianRevolution, 1789-1809 will be published by the University of North Carolina Press.

This presentation is the first of many events scheduled for 2013-2014 under the auspices by the Mellon Foundation Sawyer Seminar on the “The Age of Revolution: Rights, Representation, and the Global Imaginary,” under the direction of Professors Jane Kamensky and Sue Lanser. Mark your calendars now for our inaugural symposium on Friday, September 27, 2013, featuring distinguished Revolution-age scholars Lynn Hunt (French), Doris Garraway (Haitian), and Eliga Gould (American).

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