Reading, Writing, and Teaching Black Life and Anti-Black Violence in the Early Modern World

18 mar 2021 20:00 - 21:15

Talk by Cécile Fromont, associate professor in the history of art department at Yale University and Paris IAS Fellow, within the Critical Race Conversations organized by the Folger Institute.


Black life was central and vital to the early modern world. Anti-Black violence simultaneously and indelibly marked global interactions in this time and place. Jessica Marie Johnson (Johns Hopkins University) et Cécile Fromont  will discuss what it means to center the African continent in our study of the “early modern”; they will consider how to grapple with and overcome the invisibility and disavowal of Black life in the early modern archive; they will share how students respond to these topics and what kinds of conversations this study engenders in both undergraduate and graduate classrooms. 

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