Daily Archives: October 28, 2022

Perspectives on Slavery and Freedom in Brazil

Event time: Thursday, October 27, 2022 – 4:30pm to 6:00pm

Location: Online

Admission: Free

Event description:

In Portuguese, with simultaneous English translation provided. Scroll to the bottom of this page for registration.
Sponsored by:
– Gilder Lehrman Center for the Study of Slavery, Resistance, and Abolition (GLC)
– Council of Latin American and Iberian Studies (CLAIS)
– The MacMillan Center at Yale University

Moderator: Stuart Schwartz (George Burton Adams Professor of History, Yale University)

Presenters:
· Júnia Ferreira Furtado (Fulbright Distinguished Scholar, CLAIS; Professor of Early Modern History at the Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais (UFMG) and at the Universidade Federal de São Paulo, Brazil)

· Doriane Meyer (Postdoctoral Associate, Ending Slavery in the Built Environment project, GLC)

· João José Reis (Visiting Professor, GLC; Professor of History, Universidade Federal da Bahia, Brazil)

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Junia Furtado; “Black Pearls in the Little Africa: the women of color in Tejuco village, Brazil, XVIII century”The village of Tejuco, now the town of Diamantina, was the headquarters of the Diamond District, placed in the Northeast of Minas Gerais captaincy. My aim is through a Census and a Map, both produced in 1774, show some layers of the feminine geography of the social life of the town, revealing a more dynamic and plural configuration, where a significant number of people of color, mostly black African women, were heads of household. Their presence transformed Tejuco into a Little Africa.

João Reis: “The Biography of An Enslaved African who Became An African Enslaver in 19th-Century Bahia, Brazil”Manoel Joaquim Ricardo, an African from Hausaland, landed in Bahia in c. 1806 as an enslaved person, became a successful merchant, and died a rich freedman in 1865. At death he owned property that included twenty-seven slaves, four houses, and two small farms in the outskirts of Salvador. The extraordinary trajectory of this man is the subject of a book that I am presently writing.

Doriane Meyer: “Landscapes of Power and Resistance”
The built environment of the plantations was a spatial projection of unequal power relations, a territory defined by the power of those who were in charge. However, the enslaved workers, using their familiarity with the plantation spaces, carried out acts of resistance. Today, Brazilian landscapes still reflect the legacy of slavery, and the maids’ rooms in the residences replicate the architecture of the plantations. This study aims to contribute to scholarship about how architecture participated in the foundations of an unequal Brazilian society.

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GLC 24th Annual Conference: Teaching Race & Slavery in the American Classroom

Event time:
Thursday, November 3, 2022 – 9:00am to Saturday, November 5, 2022 – 5:00pm

Location:
Online

Admission:
Free but register in advance

Event description:

Once again, as at the turn of the twentieth century, in the 1960s and 70s, and in the 1990s “History Wars,” Americans are divided and debating the character and content of teaching history in our society. How did we get here and where do we go?

The 24th Annual Conference hosted by the Gilder Lehrman Center for the Study of Slavery, Resistance, and Abolition at the MacMillan Center at Yale will address the challenges of teaching slavery and race and other “tough histories” in the American classroom. This conference will engage multiple levels of the current crisis: the history of education and how we got here; the problem of teaching “difficult histories” of all kinds; the challenge of writing textbooks and deeper histories that capture the United States’ historical pluralism; and the everyday practice and political context US teachers grapple with in the classroom today. The panelists discussing these topics include academic scholars from the fields of history, sociology, and education studies; journalists who follow the US education system; and secondary school teachers and education specialists.

Co-sponsored by the Yale Education Studies program and Connecticut Council for the Social Studies.

Full schedule available here: https://glc.yale.edu/events/upcoming-events/2022-annual-conference

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