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Atlantic History: This primary goal of this cluster is to generate innovative scholarship on the relations linking Africa, Europe and the Americas in the development of Western capitalism and modernity. Relevant themes include the expansion of markets during the slave trade; the production of literary texts and forms of historical memory; the politics of religious dissent and conversion; the growth of colonial science and cartography; Native American ethnogenesis; the rise of abolitionist and Pan-African ideologies; and the dynamics of race, gender and creolization throughout the Atlantic world.

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ATLANTIC CLUSTER FACULTY

Associated History Faculty include: Andrew Apter, Robin Derby, Carla Pestana, Robin Kelley, Brenda Stevenson, Scot Brown, Margaret Jacob, Debbie Silverman, Bill Summerhill, Kevin Terraciano, Mary Terrall, Craig Yirush, Robert Hill, Fernando Pérez Montesinos. 

Affiliated Faculty Outside History include: 
Aisha Finch, Department of Gender Studies
Jorge Marturano, Department of Spanish and Portuguese
Allen Roberts, Department of World Arts and Culture
Mary (Polly) Nooter Roberts, Department of World Arts and Culture
Patrick Polk, Fowler Museum
Dominic Thomas, Department of French and Francophone Studies
Elizabeth Deloughrey, Department of English
Judith Carney, Department of Geography
Peter James Hudson, Department of African American Studies
Stella Nair, Department of Art History
Jemima Pierre, Department of African American Studies

EVENTS FOR 2018-2019

All events will be held in Bunche 6275 on Thursdays from 12pm to 2pm unless otherwise noted.
*Outside Events

FALL QUARTER, 2018

October 4 
Catherine Hall, Professor of History, University College London
"Common Practices: Edward Long and Race-Making Across the Black/White Atlantic"


October 18
 
Elyan Hill, Ph.D. candidate (UCLA World Arts and Culture/Dance)
"Points of Encounter:  Embodied Mappings of Domestic Enslavement in Ewe Mama Tchamba Performances"

October 27 (Saturday, 9am - 5pm)
Conference, "New Directions in the Study of Black Atlantic Religions"
Co-sponsored by the African Studies Center
Held in Bunche Hall 10383.

November 15 
Marjoleine Kars, Associate Professor of History, University of Maryland, Baltimore
"Slaves Remastered:  An Untold Story of Rebellion, Revolution, and Restoration in the Atlantic World"

 

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For further information about the Atlantic History Emphasis, please send an email to Carla Pestana (cgpestana@history.ucla.edu).