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  • Venue: Armstrong building 1.06 Newcastle University, NE17RU
  • This event is free and open to the public. No need for registration.

Thursday 4 April 2019

9:00 Welcome and registration

9:15 Welcome: Hannah Durkin & Vanessa Mongey

9:30-10:40 Session 1: Geographies

            Nadine Baggioni “Haïti : un espace subalterne au cœur de la mondialisation”

            Tabitha Mcintosh “Mapping the Kingdom of Haiti in Europe: digital possibilities and perspectives”

            Wendy Asquith and Leah Gordon “Geographies of Port-au-Prince”

10:40-10:50 Coffee break

10:50-12:00 Session 2: Haiti & the World

            Florian Kappeler “Repercussions of the Haitian Revolution in the German-speaking World”

            Jack Webb “Haiti in the British Imagination”

            Ulrike Mühlschlegel “Haiti and the multilingual Caribbean: archives, data, sources”

12:00-13:00 Keynote Kate Hodgson “Songé St Domingo or Forget Haiti: Trans- imperial connections, national legacies”

13:00-14:30 Lunch break: lunch on your own

14:30-15:50 Session 3: Gender

            Fiona de Hoog Cius “Female complicity in child slavery”

            Raphael Hoermann “Gendered Representations of Haitian Revolutionary Heroism in Black Atlantic Culture”

            Nicole Willson “Unmaking the Tricolore: Catherine Flon, Material Testimony and Occluded Narratives of Female-Led Resistance in the Haitian Revolution”

16:00-17:00 Keynote Anja Bandau “French popular theater of the 1790s and the transatlantic Representation of the Haitian Revolution”

Friday 5 April 2019

9:00-9:15 Welcome

9:15-10:30 Session 4: Representations

            Christian Høgsbjerg “The Haitian Revolution - a ‘bourgeois revolution’?”

            Jonas Ross Kjærgård “European Interventions in the Transatlantic Print Culture of the Haitian Revolution: Dubroca and Rainsford”

             Rachel Douglas “Moving Images of Haiti: Beyond Disaster Narratives”

10:30-10:40 Coffee break

10:40-11:50 Session 5: The 21st century

            Andrea Steinke “Assemblages of Intervention: aid workers in Haiti”

            Antony Stewart “Blan Andeyo: Being Haiti’s advocate in a far-away land”

            John Cussans “Vodou 2.0: Countering Popular Misconceptions of Vodou for the 21st Century”

12:00-13:00 Keynote Leah Gordon “Haitian Art: multiple ideologies between the altar, the museum and the market place”