MC: Nathalie Dessens: Memories of Slavery: New Orleans, the Creole Culture
Jun 09, 2015
from 10:00 AM to 02:00 PM
|Where||Phil I, Haus B, R. 25|
|Contact Name||Jens Kugele|
|Contact Phone||(+49) 0641 99 30053|
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This Master Class will examine the question of the memorialization of slavery in the Americas. We will first work on the History/memory dichotomy, before discussing the various possible ways in which slavery may be memorialized (museums, monuments, immaterial memorialization, etc.). After comparing how the main former slave societies have chosen to address the question of the memory of slavery (Brazil, the Caribbean, the US South), we will focus on the case of New Orleans to see how the choices made reflect the socio-cultural reality of New Orleans. This will help us discuss the way in which present societies may be studied through their memorialization choices.
The texts 'The Slave Route' and 'Slavery and Justice' are to be read for discussion in the Masterclass. Optional texts to be read are 'Slavery, Colonialism and Museums' and 'Nora_105'.