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Race in Dialogue

Kim F. Hall

Peter B. Erickson

Scott Manning Stevens

Friday, November 13, 2020Tuesday, April 13, 2021

12 pm CDT

Online via Zoom

Center for Renaissance Studies Programs

The Center for Renaissance Studies (CRS) is pleased to announce a new series of virtual conversations on premodern critical race studies and Indigenous studies. Each hour-long session will feature a conversation between scholars across professional generations about foundational works and the current state of the field. See below for a full list of session topics and speakers.

Registration for Session 1, “Things of Darkness: Economies of Race and Gender in Early Modern England at 25,” is now OPEN. To register, please complete this online registration form.

List of Sessions

Things of Darkness: Economies of Race and Gender in Early Modern England at 25
Friday, November 13, 2020

Kim F. Hall, Barnard College
Noémie Ndiaye, University of Chicago

This session features Professors Kim F. Hall and Noémie Ndiaye in conversation about the legacy of Hall’s Things of Darkness: Economies of Race and Gender in Early Modern England, a foundational text in premodern critical race studies that celebrates its 25th anniversary in 2020.

To register for this session, please complete this online registration form.

Accomplices and Allies in Premodern Critical Race Studies
Friday, February 26, 2021

Peter B. Erickson, Independent Scholar
Brandy C. Williams, University of Chicago

This session explores the groundbreaking work of Peter B. Erickson, an early white accomplice in what has come to be known as “ShakeRace,” the study of Shakespeare and race. Featuring Peter Erickson in dialogue with graduate student Brandy C. Williams.

Dialogue 3: Indigenous Studies in the Archives
Tuesday, April 13, 2021
*Co-sponsored by the D’Arcy McNickle Center for Native American and Indigenous Studies*

Scott Manning Stevens, Syracuse University
Blaire Topash-Caldwell, Newberry Library

This conversation between Professor Scott Manning Stevens (Akwesasne Mohawk) and Dr. Blaire Topash-Caldwell (Pokégnek Bodéwadmik) examines the relationship between Indigeneity, archives, and historical scholarship—including the formative role that Stevens has played in centering Indigenous communities in museum and archival studies.

Cost and Registration Information 

These conversations will be free and open to the public, but registration in advance will be required. Space for these programs may be limited. To register for the first session, Things of Darkness: Economies of Race and Gender in Early Modern England at 25” on November 13, 2020, please complete this online registration form.