Category: Events

Black/White Intimacies: Reimagining History, the South, and the Western Hemisphere

This image is of a flyer for the conference.This two-day symposium explores interracial interactions and the forming of American culture during the antebellum period and beyond. We will address questions such as:

  • What were the limitations of interracial intimacies and how might people have addressed those limitations in various settings – domestic spheres, legal systems, religious spaces, classrooms?
  • If people across races and cultures lived, ate, slept, and traveled together, what were the implications for cultural understanding—or lack thereof?
  • What was interracial intimacy and how might expressions of such intimate contact have been guided by race, gender, and class?

Keynote addresses will be delivered by Professors Michael Bibler, LSU, and Rebecca Wanzo, Washington University, St. Louis.

A highlight of the weekend will be a Friday evening performance by Professor E. Patrick Johnson, who is Carlos Montezuma Professor and Chair of African American Studies at Northwestern University.

The symposium will begin at 9 a.m. on April 21, 2017, at the Hotel Capstone.

This image shows a poster advertising the performance by Professor E. Patrick Johnson.