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A&S hosts Atlantic Geographies Institute
Fifteen prominent early-career humanities and social science scholars were on campus from May 14 to 17 for the inaugural Atlantic Geographies Institute, an intensive session of interdisciplinary seminars to discuss emerging work in Atlantic studies.
Acclaimed historian, author and documentary filmmaker and Professor of History and African and African American Studies at Duke University Vincent Brown served as keynote speaker for the event. Brown delivered a talk entitled, "Cartographies of Atlantic Worlds: What Are We Mapping?"
Vincent Brown, professor of history and African and African American studies at Duke University, delivers the keynote address, "Cartographies of Atlantic Worlds: What Are We Mapping?", on May 14 at the Atlantic Geographies Institute.
The institute facilitated collaboration and debate among scholars from institutions including Harvard, Duke, Penn, Berkeley, Michigan, UCLA, the University of Texas, Washington University at Saint Louis, Florida, NYU, Royal Holloway/National Maritime Museum (London), and Pittsburgh, among others. It also brought together Atlantic studies scholars from local universities including UM, Florida International University and Florida Atlantic University.
The institute was supported by various units within the college and the university, including the dean’s office; the departments of history, English, modern languages and literatures, geography and regional studies, and philosophy; the Amercian studies and Africana studies programs; the Center for Latin American Studies, the Atlantic Studies Interdisciplinary Research Group; the Graduate School, and the University of Miami Libraries.
For more information on the institute and its participants, visit www.as.miami.edu/ams/events/atlanticgeographies
Atlantic Geographies Institute participants
May 17, 2012