60th African Studies Association Annual Meeting

Chicago, IL, USA

November 16 - 18, 2017

The 2017 annual meeting of the African Studies Association took place on November 16 - 18, 2017 in Chicago. The objective of the conference was to examine how institutions are sites of dynamism, contestation, and continuity. As the organizations or associations that foster or constrain society, economy, culture, and politics - or as the practices and customs that contour them - institutions bind and render, build and destroy. Members of the SHADD project took part in two panel discussions entitled “Africa Remembered at 50: New Perspectives on Biography and the Middle Passage” that took place on November 17 2017. Richard Anderson and Suzanne Schwartz  served as chairs for these panel discussions.

Panels

Africa Remembered at 50: New Perspectives on Biography and the Middle Passage Part 1

 

Chair | Suzanne Schwarz, University of Worcester

11/17/2017

 

Paul Lovejoy, York University

The Problem of Gustavus Vassa's Birth: 50 Years after G.I. Jones's Account of Olaudah Equiano in Africa Remembered

 

Ty Reese, University of North Dakota

Philip Quaque Remembered: The Opportunities of a Conflicted Identity

 

Margaret Crosby-Arnold, Columbia University

Hidden Legacy of Mixed Relations: Pascal d’Avezac-Macaya’s Fascination with Osifekunde Reconsidered

 

Richard Anderson, York University

Samuel Crowther, Ali Eisami, and Joseph Wright: Nineteenth-Century Nigerians

 

Discussant: James Sweet, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Africa Remembered at 50: New Perspectives on Biography and the Middle Passage Part 2
 

Chair | Richard Anderson, York University

11/17/17

 

Bruno Veras, York University
Reassessing the Life History of M. G. Baquaqua

 

Suzanne Schwarz, University of Worcester

Biographical Fragments: Tracing the First Cohorts of "Recaptive"Africans in Sierra Leone

 

Sean Kelley, University of Essex

Enslavement on the Upper Guinea Coast in the Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries: A Biographical Approach

 

Katrina Keefer, York University

"Under the Influence of Divine Grace": Femininity, Achievement, and the CMS Schools of Early Sierra Leone

 

Discussant: Walter Hawthorne, Michigan State University

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