CONF May 13, 2022

Between the Black Mediterranean and the Black Atlantic (online 20 May 22)

online / University of Cambridge, May 20, 2022

Vera-Simone Schulz

Between the Black Mediterranean and the Black Atlantic: Complexifying Stories of Connectivity and Resistance

Concept and organization: Vera-Simone Schulz (KHI Florence/University of Cambridge)


May 20, 2022, 9am – 6:15pm British time
University of Cambridge, The Long Room, Gonville and Caius College, CB2 1 TA and online


9:00am Vera-Simone Schulz (KHI Florence/University of Cambridge): Welcome and Introduction

9:30am-10:45am Chair: Vera-Simone Schulz (KHI Florence/University of Cambridge)

Alessandra Ferrini (University of the Arts London): Negotiating the (In)Visibility of Colonial Violence
Flaminia Bartolini (ISPC/CNR & British School at Rome): Renegotiating the Past at the Ex Colonial Museum in Rome


Chair: Bronwen Everill (University of Cambridge)

Gertrude Aba M. Eyifa-Dzidzienyo (University of Ghana): The Complexities in Restitution of Ghanaian Cultural Materials
Deborah Dainese (University of East Anglia): Unpacking Indigenous Identities: A Case Study from the ‘Africa Section’ of the 1950 World Exhibition of Sacred Art held at the Vatican
Georges Senga (DRC / Netherlands): “How Does a Little Pagan Hunter Become a Catholic Priest”

Lunch break


Chair: Melissa Calaresu (University of Cambridge)

Sammy Baloji (DRC / Belgium): K(C)ongo: Fragments of Interlaced Dialogues
Lucrezia Cippitelli (Accademia di Brera): Subversive Classifications


Chair: Mary Laven (University of Cambridge)

Caroline Goodson (University of Cambridge): Slavery in Early Medieval North Africa and Italy
Samantha Kelly (Rutgers University): Ethiopian Orthodox in 16th-Century Europe: Promulgating Knowledge, Contesting Critics


Chair: Robert Gordon (University of Cambridge)

Justin Randolph Thompson (The Recovery Plan): Preparing the Recovery Plan: Archival Resistance and Corrective Measures
Angelica Pesarini (University of Toronto): The Black Mediterranean: Resistance and CounterMemories

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