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Transatlantic Slave Trade Database Launch, Dec 5/6

From Emory U.:

I write to inform you about a conference being held at Emory University on December 5 & 6 to celebrate both the launch of Voyages: The Transatlantic Slave Trade Database and the bicentennial of the end of the transatlantic slave trade.

Two years in the making at Emory University, the free and interactive
Web-based database documents the slave trade from Africa to the New
World between the 16th and 19th centuries.

"Voyages" provides searchable
information on almost 35,000 trans-Atlantic voyages hauling human cargo,
as well as maps, images and data on some individual Africans
transported.

The conference is designed to be of practical use to librarians,
educators and community members - anyone who might be interested in
using the database or learning more about it.

All events related to the conference are free and open to the public, although we do request that you let us know if you would like to attend Saturday's session so that we can plan for lunch accordingly. If you are interested in attending, or
have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact: Cheryl
Treacy-Lenda at ctreacy@emory.edu or
404-727-6402.

Cheryl Treacy-Lenda
Program Coordinator, African Studies
1385 Oxford Road, Emory University
Atlanta, GA 30322, USA
404-727-6402

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An Emory Conference celebrating the debut of Voyages: The Trans-Atlantic
Slave Trade Database and the Bicentennial of the End of the
Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade, 1808-2008

Friday Dec 5th: Jones Room, Woodruff Library, Emory University

1:30 pm
Opening Remarks: Rick Luce, Director of University Libraries, Emory
University

1:45 - 3:00 pm
Graduate Student Panel*

Chair: Pamela Scully, Associate Professor of Women's Studies and African
Studies, Emory University

Presenters:

* Daniel Domingues da Silva, Graduate Student in the Department of
History, Emory University

* Alex Borucki, Graduate Student in the Department of History,
Emory University

Commentators:

* Susan Socolow, Samuel C. Dobbs Professor of History, Emory
University

* Walter Hawthorne, Associate Professor of History, Michigan State
University

3:15 - 4:30 pm
Graduate Student Panel*

Chair: Leslie Harris, Associate Professor of African American Studies
and History, Emory University

Presenters:

* Phil Misevich, Graduate Student in the Department of History,
Emory University

* Nick Radburn, Graduate Student in the Department of History,
Victoria University of Wellington

Commentators:

* Sandra Greene, Professor of History, Cornell University

* Richard Benjamin, Director, International Slavery Museum,
Liverpool

4:30 pm
Closing Remarks: Lisa Tedesco, Dean of the Graduate School, Emory
University

*For copies of papers, please contact
ctreacy@emory.edu

5:00 - 6:30 pm
Keynote Lecture

David Brion Davis, Sterling Professor of History Emeritus and Founding
Director Emeritus of the Gilder Lehrman Center for the Study of Slavery, Resistance and Abolition Yale University:

Comparing the Paths to American and British Slave-Trade Abolition

Launch of Voyages: the Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade Database: Rick Luce,
Director of University Libraries, Emory University

6:30 - 8:00 pm
Reception in the Schatten Gallery (adjacent to the Jones Room) and
demonstration of Voyages, the Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade database, in
several of the library's computer labs

***

Saturday, Dec 6th: Jones Room,Woodruff Library, Emory University

Please reserve your space at Saturday's events by emailing:
ctreacy@emory.edu or calling 404-727-6402.

9:00 am

Opening remarks: David Eltis, Robert W. Woodruff Professor of History,
Emory University

9:30-11:00 am

The Slave Trade, the Website and Atlantic History

Chair: David Eltis, Robert W. Woodruff Professor of History, Emory
University

* Walter Hawthorne, Associate Professor of History, Michigan State
University

* Ugo Nwokeji, Assistant Professor of African American Studies,
University of California, Berkeley

* Sandra Greene, Professor of History, Cornell University

11:15 am-12:45 pm

The Slave Trade, the Website and the Classroom

Chair: Carole Hahn, Candler Professor, Educational Studies, Emory
University

* Rick Salvucci, Professor of Economics, Trinity University

* Linda Salvucci, Associate Professor of History, Trinity
University

* Paul Lachance, Invited Professor of History, University of Ottawa

* Nafees Kahn, Graduate Student of Education, Emory University

1:00 -2:00 pm
Lunch buffet

Talk by Alondra Nelson, Assistant Professor of Sociology, African
American Studies and American Studies, Yale University:

Genetic Genealogy Testing and the Pursuit of African Ancestry

2:15-4:00 pm
The Slave Trade, The Website and Public History

Chair: Martin Halbert, Director, Library Systems, University
Libraries, Emory University

* Nancy Kougeas, Archivist, Consultant, Bristol Historical Society,
Rhode Island

* Richard Benjamin, Director, International Slavery Museum,
Liverpool

* Sylviane Diouf, Curator, Schomburg Center for Research in Black
Culture, New York Public Library

* Nicholas Evans, Lecturer, Slavery Studies, Wilberforce Institute,
University of Hull

4:00-5:00 pm
Closing remarks by Randall Burkett, Curator, African American
Collections, University Libraries, Emory University. Closing remarks
will be followed by a reception in the Schatten Gallery.

Co-sponsored by Emory College, Emory Graduate School, Emory Univesity
Libraries, the Department of History, the Institute of Critical
International Studies, the Institute for Developng Nations, the
Department of African American Studies, Latin American and Caribbean
Studies, African Studies, the Graduate Institute of the Liberal Arts, the Transforming Community Project, and the Emory Conference Center Subvention Fund.


18 Dec 2002 :: 14 Nov 2008
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