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Intersections: Asian, African, and African American Histories

Intersections: Asian, African, and African American Histories

Location: Jameson Gallery, Freidl Building, East Campus

What does the writing of world history look like when African and African American histories of global and local presence and engagement are placed at the center of the conversation? This workshop explores this question from three different locations: China and Asia, the US, and African American and Asian-Asian American dialogues.

Session 1 (2:00 - 3:45 p.m.)  "Silk Roads-Maritime Lanes, Forgotten Passages: Southern Asia and Africa”

2:00-2:15 Welcome and Introductions:  Sucheta Mazumdar and Anne Whisnant

2:15-3:00 Keynote Address: Don Wyatt (Middlebury College):  Blacks in Premodern China

3:00-3:45 Roundtable: The Southern Silk Roads-Maritime Lanes: Comments on Asian Maritime Lanes and the Slave Trade by James Anderson (UNCG) Xiaolin Duan (NC State) Sucheta Mazumdar (Duke)  

Session 2: (3:45 - 5:00 p.m.)  Public History: Roads, Monuments and Southern Pasts

3:45-4:30 Anne Whisnant, (Duke), and Cheryl Xue Dong, (Bowling Green University): “Public History, African Americans and the Blue Ridge Parkway”

4:30-5:00 Matthew Hayes (Duke): “Arkansas Japanese American Incarceration Camp; Densho- Legacies: Introducing a Japanese American History Digital Site” 

Exhibit Opening:

Global Engagements: Asian, African American and Asian American Dialogues
(Curator: Sucheta Mazumdar, Assistant Curators: Alta Zhang, and Colleen Pesci)

5:15 Questions & Comments: Public History and Digital Sites

Reception: 5:30 - 6:30 p.m.

For more information: Contact Dr. Sucheta Mazumdar with questions about the workshop or exhibition.

Thursday, September 28, 2023
2:00pm - 6:30pm
Other (see event description)
East Campus
Public Event  

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Matthew Hayes