Day 1 Schedule – Graduate Center

Graduate Center
William P. Kelly Skylight Room (Room 9100)
365 Fifth Avenue

10:15 am
Opening Remarks
Herman L. Bennett (Ph.D. Program in History, The Graduate Center)

10:30 am – 12:00 pm
“Accumulation by Possession: The Afro-Indigenous 1690s”
David Kazanjian (Department of English, University of Pennsylvania)
Introduction: Kristina Huang (The Graduate Center)
Respondent: Amy Chazkel (The Graduate Center/Queens College)

12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
“The Genealogy of Emancipation”
Joan Scott (School of Social Sciences, Institute for Advanced Studies)
Introduction: Heidi Rhodes (The Graduate Center)
Respondent: Brian Connolly (University of South Florida)

2:30 pm – 2:45 pm

2:45 pm – 4:15 pm
“Michael Manley’s Styles of Radical Political Will”
David Scott (Department of Anthropology, Columbia University)
Instroduction: Gabriel Arce-Rollins (The Graduate Center)
Respondent: Julie Skurski (The Graduate Center)

Day 2 Schedule – New York Public Library

New York Public Library
The Celeste Auditorium, Stephen A. Schwarzman Building
476 Fifth Avenue

10:30 am
Matt Knutzen (NYPL) and Herman L. Bennett (The Graduate Center)

11:00 am – 12:30 pm
“Bound in Wedlock: Marriage, Slavery, and Freedom”
Tera W. Hunter (Department of History & African-American Studies, Princeton University)
The Celeste Auditorium
Introduction: Warner Sabio (The Graduate Center)
Respondent: Max Mishler (Columbia University/Brandeis University)

12:30 p.m. – 2:00 pm
Lunch Break

2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
“Black Radical(human)ism: Du Bois’s Cooperative Commonwealth”
Gary Wilder (Ph.D Program in Anthropology & History, The Graduate Center)
Introduction: Kristin Leigh Moriah (The Graduate Center)
Respondent: Michael Ralph (New York University)

3:30 pm – 4 pm
Coffee/Tea Break

4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
“When Freedom is Not at the Center of Stories We Tell”
Uday Mehta (Ph.D. Program in Political Science, The Graduate Center)
Introduction: Milo Ward (The Graduate Center)
Respondent: Duncan Faherty (The Graduate Center/Queens College)