The Gift: How Objects of Prestige Shaped the Atlantic Slave Trade and Colonialism
Professor Ana Lucia Araujo, Howard University (USA)
CASiLaC Memory, Commemoration and Uses of the Past cluster with the Department of French
Thursday 23 November, 5pm
UCC Council Room
Ana Lucia Araujo is a social and cultural historian writing transnational and comparative history. Currently, she is a Full Professor of History at the historically black Howard University in Washington DC. Her work explores the history of slavery and the Atlantic slave trade and their present-day legacies, including the long history of calls for reparations for slavery and colonialism. Her research also examines the memory, heritage, and visual culture of slavery. She will speak on the topic of her new monograph with Cambridge University Press, The Gift: How Objects of Prestige Shaped the Atlantic Slave Trade and Colonialism (2023).