Lawrence Hill: "Faction: Merging History and Fiction in Someone Knows My Name /The Book of Negroes"
Toyin Falola: "Africa in the Diaspora and the Diaspora in Africa: Towards an Integrated Body of Knowledge"
Panel 1: Abolition, Freetown, and Empire
, Columbia University
“The Origins of ‘Legitimate Commerce’ ”
, University of Denver
"Further thoughts on Black Patriots and Loyalists: Fighting for Emancipation in the War for Independence"
, Emory University
"Abolition, Empire, and the Migration of Sierra Leonean Re-captives and Brazilian Freed People to Lagos”
Moderator: James Searing
, UIC History
Panel 2: Black Atlantic in the Age of Revolution
W. Bryan Rommel-Ruiz, Colorado College
“The Politics of Festivals: Racial Consciousness, West Indian Emancipation Festivals, and Historical Agency in the Nineteenth Century Black Atlantic”
, New York University
“Republicanism and Race in the Revolutionary Atlantic”
Moderator: Corey Capers, UIC History and African American Studies
Panel 3: Caribbean and Black Atlantic Thought
Sean X. Goudie
, Pennsylvania State University
“Mixed up in America's business: The Past Future of US-Caribbean Literary Relations"
Matthew J. Smith
, University of the West Indies-Mona, Jamaica
"Everywhere Alone: Exile in Nineteenth Century Haitian History."
Moderators: Sunil Agnani, UIC English and History
Natasha Barnes, UIC English and African American Studies
Panel 4: Colonial Legacy and Future of Sierra Leone
, Virginia State University
“The Mende in Sierra Leone's Past and Future"
, Kalamazoo College
“The Temne in Sierra Leone's Past and Future”
Moderator: Dick Simpson
, UIC Political Science
Panel 5: Race, Racism, Memory and the Legacy of Slavery
“Slavery and Emancipation in the Making of the Modern World : What about Freedom?”
Ana Lucia Araujo
, Howard University
“Shadows of the Slave Past: Public Memory and Heritage of Slavery"
, Higher Ground Enterprises
“Maroons, Historical Memory and the Legacy of Slavery”
Moderator: Barbara Ransby
, UIC History, African American Studies and Gender and Women’s Studies