Afterlives of Slavery Conference

Colonization, Christianity, and Commerce: The Afterlives of Slavery in the Trans-Atlantic World

October 17–19, 2022, Ministerial Complex, Monrovia, Liberia

Following the cancellation of the October 2021 Afterlives of Slavery Conference, the first in-person Afterlives of Slavery Conference will be held in Liberia, West Africa.

As a two-part conference previously scheduled to take place over the course of two years beginning in Washington, D.C., USA, and then in Liberia, West Africa, organizers decided to interchange the conferences to commemorate the bicentennial celebration of the founding of Liberia.

The first Afterlives of Slavery Conference is now scheduled from Monday, October 17, to Wednesday, October 19, 2022, with the theme of “Colonization, Christianity, and Commerce: The Afterlives of Slavery in the Trans-Atlantic World” in Monrovia, Liberia.

The international conference is presented jointly by Princeton Theological Seminary, Howard University School of Divinity, Washington, D.C., USA; the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Washington, D.C., USA; and the University of Liberia, Monrovia, Liberia.

The second part of the Afterlives of Slavery Conference will be held in October 2023, with the theme of "'The Troubles I've Seen': Religious Dimensions of Slavery and Its Afterlives," in Washington, D.C. Please note that all individual and panel paper proposals accepted for the 2021 Afterlives of Slavery Conference remain valid for the proposed 2023 Afterlives of Slavery Conference. We will, however, reach out to a few colleagues whose previously accepted paper or panel proposals have close bearing on the Monrovia conference theme to consider their participation.

For more information and to register, email the conference conveners at [email protected] or visit https://afterlivesconference.ptsem.edu/.

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