Conference ​How Migration Makes Meaning: Slavery and Abolition in the Atlantic and Indian Oceans

By Invitation Only


Time 9:00am - 5:00pm

Location Abu Dhabi

​​Interdisciplinary scholars and artists of slavery and freedom come together to contextualize national histories, historiographies, epistemologies, and cultural productions within the framework of global structures and migrations of peoples, practices, ideas, commodities, and capital. Their conversations invite reflection on the ways in which movement, encounter, and exchange—whether of contemporary commentators or the historical actors they engage—shape the bodies of knowledge we produce and circulate, and influence the overlapping worlds in which we live.

Image: photograph by Chriss Aghana Nwobu

Convened by

Awam Amkpa Associate Professor of Drama, Social and Cultural Analysis and Director, Africana Studies, NYU

​Gunja ​SenGupta ​Professor of History, Brooklyn College and the Graduate Center, City University of New York