Senegal Liberations Project Research Symposium: Possibilities and New Directions for Collaborative Digital Histories of Slavery and Emancipation

Sat April 10th 2021, 9:00am - 12:00pm
Event Sponsor
Hamilton College History Department and Stanford CESTA (Center for Spatial and Textual Analysis)

This event will feature student researchers and guest speakers from the Winter Levitt Research Group, shedding light on the ways digital humanities projects on enslavement and liberation can employ decolonizing methodology, while acknowledging the experiences of the oppressed peoples marginally inscribed in the colonial archives. This symposium will cover the documentation and analysis of the manumission records of 27,000 individuals who escaped enslavement in Senegal, Africa from 1857 to 1903.

This event is open to the public. RSVP to for password.

Student Presenters

Joseph Fraser ‘21, Charlie Guterman ‘22, and Erica Ivins ‘21  and Stanford University's Joshua Goodwin ‘21

Guest Speakers

Professor Babacar Fall, Université Cheikh Anta Diop and Institut d’ Études Avancées de Saint-Louis du Sénégal

Dr. Ibrahima Seck, Research Director of the Whitney Plantation Slavery Museum