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Mothering Slaves Network/Rede Amas e Mães Escravas
Maria Helena T. P. Machado
Rede de pesquisas `Amas e Mães Escravas: Perspectivas Comparadas sobre maternidade de Escravas, Separação de mães e filhos e cuidado de crianças nas Sociedades Escravistas do Atlântico
Promovendo o encontro entre docentes acadêmicos que estão investigando as vidas de mulheres escravas no Brasil, Estados Unidos e Caribe, esta rede de pesquisas tem sua atenção voltada para problemas relacionados à maternidade, cuidado de crianças, e escravas sem filhos. Professores Docentes estão sendo convidados a considerar como a maternidade de escravas existiu de forma similar entre sociedades escravistas do Atlântico, para descobrir quais eram as diferenças importantes entre diferentes sociedades escravistas, compara representações da maternidade de escravas nas artes, e considerar as melhores metodologias para investigar estes problemas. Esta rede tem o intuito de evocar pontos de similaridade e diferenças, e busca encorajar novas formas de pensar sobre mulheres escravas no mundo Atlântico através do benefício de perspectivas comparativas.
Mothering Slaves: Comparative Perspectives on Motherhood, Childlessness and the Care of Children in Atlantic Slave Societies
Drawing together scholars who are investigating the lives of enslaved women in Brazil, the United States, and the Caribbean, this research network pays particular attention to issues related to motherhood, the care of children, and childlessness. Scholars are invited to consider how enslaved motherhood worked similarly across Atlantic slave societies, to find out what the important differences were in different slave societies, to compare representations of enslaved motherhood in the arts, and to consider the best methodologies for investigating these issues. This network aims to draw out points of similarity and difference, and seeks to encourage new ways of thinking about enslaved women in the Atlantic world through the benefit of comparative perspectives.
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Conferência Motherhood, Childlessness, and the Care of Children from Slavery to Emancipation
Tuesday 19th April – Thursday 21st April 2016
Cedars Hotel and Conference Centre
University of Reading, Whiteknights Campus
Enslaved status in Atlantic societies--indeed, legal slavery since Roman times--was inherited from the mother. Yet although this legal framework made motherhood a central aspect of systems of slavery, the politics and experience of enslaved motherhood remain under-researched, and many studies of specific slave societies examine relatively isolated national or colonial contexts. This conference aims to put gender and motherhood, though women’s reproductive labour and the political significance of that labour, at the heart of an Atlantic-wide history of slavery. We seek proposals for papers that will contribute to:
24 e 25 de setembro de 2015
Faculdade de Filosofia, Ciências Humanas e Letras, Universidade de São Paulo (São Paulo – Brasil)
“Amas e mães escravas: Perspectivas comparadas sobre maternidade de escravas, infertilidade, separação de mães e filhos e cuidado de crianças nas sociedades escravistas do Atlântico”
“Mothering Slaves: Comparative Perspectives on Motherhood, Childlessness and the Care of Children in Atlantic Slave Societies”
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Pregnancy, Childbearing, and Infant Care: Historical Perspectives from Slave and Non-Slave Societies
8-9 April 2015
Newcastle University, Armstrong Building 2.50
We are delighted to announce that Newcastle University is hosting this conference as the first of three international symposia that form the foundation of the AHRC Research Network 'Mothering Slaves: Comparative Perspectives on Motherhood, Childlessness, and the Care of Children in Atlantic Slave Societies.' This two-day symposium will bring together historians of enslaved women researching motherhood, the care of children, and childlessness with other historians who have explored these issues within non-slave societies. To facilitate in-depth comparison, particular attention will be paid to the history of breastfeeding and wetnursing in slave and non-slave societies. Drawing together leading scholars who are investigating the lives of enslaved women in Brazil, the United States, and the Caribbean, this conference will pay particular attention to how enslaved motherhood worked across Atlantic slave societies and other non-slave societies, and to draw out points of similarity and difference. In doing so, this international conference seeks to encourage new ways of thinking about enslaved women in the Atlantic world.
For further programme information, abstracts, and speaker biographies:
For registration (including payment options) visit: http://research.ncl.ac.uk/motheringslaves/events-2/newcastle/registrationform/
For further information on the network as a whole, visit: http://research.ncl.ac.uk/motheringslaves/about/
We are especially pleased that Professor Jennifer L. Morgan of New York University will deliver the keynote address, 'Partus Sequitur Ventrem: Considering Slave Law and Re/Production for Enslaved Women on Wednesday 8 April at 4pm in the Research Beehive. Attendance at the keynote is free, but please register your intention to attend via the form above.
Please find attached a poster with all relevant information—if you are able to circulate it by social media we’d be very grateful. A larger file suitable for printing, or hard copy posters, is also available on request.
Please direct any questions and queries to our Network Facilitator, Selina Patel, by email: firstname.lastname@example.org