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30 January, 20 February and 27 February 2013 - Film Series and Panel Discussions on HISTORY ON FILM SLAVERY & THE AFRICAN DIASPORA FROM A GLOBAL PERSPECTIVE

School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) Khalili Lecture Theatre (Main Building, Basement) London

par Nathalie Collain - 14 janvier 2013

30 January, 20 February and 27 February 2013

Film Series and Panel Discussions on

HISTORY ON FILM

SLAVERY & THE AFRICAN DIASPORA FROM A GLOBAL PERSPECTIVE

School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS)

Khalili Lecture Theatre (Main Building, Basement)

London

The Centre of African Studies, University of London, with SOAS History Department, Centre for Migration and Diaspora Studies, Centre for Media and Film Studies, in cooperation with the Institute of Commonwealth Studies, the European network of EURESCL : Slave Trade, Slavery, Abolition and their Legacies in European Histories and Identities (7th PCRD) and the CIRESC ‘Centre International de Recherches sur les Esclavages, Acteurs, Systèmes, Representations’ invite you to the Film Series and Panel Discussions on

HISTORY ON FILM

SLAVERY & THE AFRICAN DIASPORA FROM A GLOBAL PERSPECTIVE

Our film series and panel discussions with the filmmakers propose to make visible people of African descent in India, Sri Lanka, Maldives, Brazil, Benin and along the Swahili Coast in East Africa. By including films from the South Atlantic World, Indian Ocean World and Africa, we aim to throw light on the points of origin and destination of slaves. Rarely in the history of slavery has it been possible to correlate the trajectories of the home societies of slaves and the slave regime at the destination. Slavery has also been all too often studied in isolation from Africa. The focus has mainly been on the North Atlantic World. Indeed, the cultural dimension of Diasporas has long been observed in the North Atlantic World, but it has received only scant attention within the context of emancipated slave communities elsewhere. By combining the two oceanic worlds, the films and the discussion panels aim at questioning these biases. They examine the processes of integration and assimilation in the different African Diasporas, and how these communities produced diasporic cultural spheres which today surely constitute memoryscapes of the history of slavery.

More information and programme of the event :

http://www.soas.ac.uk/cas/events/30...