[PAST EVENT] Archaeologies of Slavery and Memory in the Diaspora, Free Presentations & Panel Discussion

November 29, 2016
2pm - 6:30pm
Sadler Center, Commonwealth Auditorium
200 Stadium Dr
Williamsburg, VA 23185Map this location

Free half day symposium explores how and why archaeology as a tool-set and disciplinary field has been central to both the "re"-discoveries of sites associated with slavery and to local reclamation and memorialization processes by descendant communities. Sites and reclamation efforts discussed will include New York?s African Burial Ground, Richmond?s Shockoe Bottom memorialization efforts and East Marshall Street Well Project, the multi-national Slave Wrecks Project, and Rio's Valongo Wharf, Brazil's most notorious slave port.  Discussions will ask:  What public dialogues emerged  on knowledge and histories that have been muted through racist renditions of the past?  How has the unearthing slavery in the past impacted ongoing injustice and inequalities in the present?  Guests are welcome at any time throughout the event schedule.

Presented by the Institute for Historical Biology, Africana Studies & the Antropology Dept, W&M:

2 ? 3:30 pm: Presentations with Audience Q&A

? Dr. Michael L. Blakey, NEH Professor of Africana Studies, Anthropology and American Studies
? Dr. Autumn R. Barrett, Senior Research Associate, Institute for Historical Biology
? Dr. Joseph L. Jones, Assistant Professor of Anthropology

4 pm:  Special Guest Speaker with Audience Q&A

? Dr. Tania Andrade Lima, Museu Naciona /UFRJ in Rio de Janeiro and chief archaeologist on the discovery of the Valongo Wharf

5 ? 6:30 pm:   Panel Discussion with Audience Q&A

? Dr. Paul Gardulla, curator, Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture and Smithsonian member of the Slave Wrecks Project
? Dr. Ibrahima Thiaw, University Cheikh Anta Diop of Dakar and the Slave Wrecks Project? Dr. Stephen Lubkemann, George Washington University and the Slave Wrecks Project
? Ana Edwards, Sacred Ground Reclamation Project
? Janet ?Queen Nzinga? Taylor, East Marshall Well Project
? Brian Palmer and Erin Holloway, Make the Ground Talk documentary


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