(En)gendering the Atlantic World Conference

11:30am – 6:00pm
20th to 21st April 2018
Glucksman Ireland House
New York University
Registration: $10 online or by check

The faculty and students of the Atlantic World Workshop at New York University are delighted to announce our upcoming conference, “(En)gendering the Atlantic World.” Over the last five decades, historians have demonstrated that focusing on gender enables a deeper understanding of the diversity of human experience, ideologies, and epistemologies that shaped the Atlantic World. This conference builds on that work, considering both ideologies and human experience in using gender as a central framework for investigating the intertwined histories of the peoples and polities of Africa, the Americas, and Europe. How did ideologies of gender mold, refine, and/or challenge other structures of power in the Atlantic? What does centering gender provide us with that is otherwise lost, erased, or silenced? What new methodologies and approaches are made available by reading existing archives through the lens of gender?

“(En)gendering the Atlantic World” features a roundtable including Jennifer Morgan (NYU), Camilla Townsend (Rutgers), Carolyn Roberts (Yale), and Marisa Fuentes (Rutgers) that critically revisits the concept of “ungendering” as employed by Hortense Spillers, and its usefulness and limitations for making sense of social configurations in the Atlantic World.

The updated schedule for the conference can be found here. There is a $10 registration fee.

The conference will be held at the Glucksman Ireland House of NYU, located at 1 Washington Mews, New York, NY 10003. This conference is open to scholars of all ranks, as well as the public.

Please contact Lila Chambers (lila.chambers@nyu.edu) or Elise Mitchell (elise.mitchell@nyu.edu) with any questions.

This conference has been made possible through generous support from New York University’s Center for the Humanities, Glucksman Ireland House,  the NYU Atlantic Workshop, and the NYU Department of History Graduate History Student Association.

Above text adapted from webpage.