Hidden Histories of the Early Modern Caribbean and Mediterranean

Date & Time: Tuesday, 28 September 2021 - 15:00­–16:30 CEST

Registration link: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_IoEiXZg-TMyL4ahCpjWE0A

Join ConnecCaribbean, ArCarib and Shades of Black as they delve into the parts of history that are often hidden away and kept silent. The past is full of many wonders and many horrors. But it is important to see those events which have shaped our world today as clearly as possible, because understanding the past helps us to understand the present.

ConnecCaribbean is addressing issues that shaped the Atlantic World such as slavery, trade, race, racism, imperial policies, resistances, circulation of knowledge, images, representations in and of the Caribbean, and development models. ArCarib is investigating the impact of informal commerce (smuggling) on the Caribbean. Shades of Black is examining the impact of skin colour, physical appearance, health status, and ethnic origin on the mobility of people who were slaves, captives or indentured servants both before and after the abolition of slavery, focusing on both the Mediterranean and Caribbean.

In this 90 minute webinar, these three European-funded research projects will illuminate the early modern period in Caribbean and Mediterranean history as they move away from traditional colonial narratives to help us gain a better understanding of these histories.


Speakers & Programme

15:00 - 16:30 CEST (Central European Summer Time)

15:00 -15:05: Introduction
15:05 -15:20: The ArCarib Project: Archaeology of Informal Maritime Commerce between Curaçao, Bonaire and Venezuela, c. 1690–1730 - Dr. Konrad A. Antczak, Universitat Pompeu Fabra & ArCarib
15:20 - 15:30: Skin Colour and Labour Market in Italian States and Martinique, 1750-1890 - Dr. Giulia Bonazza, Università Ca' Foscari Venezia-Columbia University & Shades of Black
15:30 - 15:45: Discussion from Professor Dominique Rogers, Université des Antilles
15:45 - 15:55: Discussion from Professor Linda Rupert, University of North Carolina, Greensboro
15:55 - 16:10: Slavery and the African cultural legacy in the Caribbean - Professor Chelo Naranjo Orovio, Institute of History-CSIC & ConnecCaribbean
16:10 - 16:20: Discussion from Professor Héctor Pérez-Brignoli, Universidad de Costa Rica
16:20 - 16:30: Q&A from Audience