On Monday, February 8, the symposium will bring together historians who have published extensively on various aspects of the slavery and empire in European Caribbean colonies and the wider Atlantic world.
At 1:30 in room 210-214, Matthew Mulcahy, Professor of History at Loyola University Maryland will speak on “‘The Surest and Severest of Calamities: Drought and the Plantation Colonies of the Greater Caribbean.”
Dr. Mulcahy’s talk will be followed by presentations by Notre Dame faculty, beginning with Sophie White, Associate Professor of American Studies, who will discuss "Labors of Love in Caribbean Louisiana." Mariana Candido, Associate Professor of History, will speak on “Status, Wealth, and Race in the South Atlantic World: The Circulation of Free African Women between West Central Africa and Brazil."
At 3:30pm, in McKenna Conference Center, room 210-214, Trevor Burnard, Professor of History and Head of the School of Historical and Philosophical Studies at the University of Melbourne, will speak on “The Atlantic American Revolution: Loyalism and Rebellion in British Plantation Societies.”