Undergraduate Poster Sessions

Thursday, April 7

In conjunction with the conference, the Office of the President sponsored an award for undergraduates conducting research on topics related to slavery and capitalism. The five winners of the 2011 Slavery and Justice Undergraduate Research Award will present their findings at a poster session on Thursday, April 7 from 3-4 pm, Salomon Hall Lobby.

Elizabeth Caldwell
"'What is the Man Good For?' Reputation, Credit, and Slaveholiding Economies of the Antebellum South"

Arthur Matuszewski
"The Ethics of Servitude: Incarceration, Labor, and the American Project"

Meghna Philip
"The Rhode Island Prison System: Visions of Labor and Capitalism, 1870-1920"

Tyler Jackson Rogers
"AlterNative Histories of Race and Slavery"

Isaac Schlecht
"Economic Modeling of the Human Trafficking Market"

"Unearthing Traces of Rhode Island’s Slavery and Slave Trade” Architecture Design Studios 
Materials from a series of Architecture Design Studios directed by Professor Julian Bonder and held at School of Architecture, Art & Historic Preservations, Roger Williams University in Bristol R.I. These studios were understood as inter-disciplinary design and research laboratories, which explored Rhode Island’s involvement in the Slave Trade and Slavery, contended with conceptual and architectural work for sites of memory (visible and hidden) and investigated the contemporary world situation (present-day slavery, human trafficking, labor). Projects and proposals include archives, museums, memorials, public spaces, information centers, in Bristol, Newport, Providence and Pawtucket.

Saturday, April 9

Students who have participated in Professor Sven Beckert’s "Harvard and Slavery" seminar will present their research findings in a poster session to be held over the lunch hour.

Matt Chuchul 
"Crimson Crossroads: The Southern Experience at Harvard College in the Decade Before the Civil War"

Jesse Halverson
"The Honorable Jonathan Jackson?"

Jim Henle
"Harvard and the Law of Slavery: The Execution of Mark and Phillis, Cambridge, 1755"

Learah Lockhart
"A Forbidden Debate: President Quincy's Prohibition of a Debate on Abolition in Harvard's Theological Seminary"

Gary Pelissier
"Sugar, Slaves and the Harvard Law School"

Alex Rahman
"Harvard and Slavery: The Legacy of Edwin F. Atkins"

Brandi Waters
"Harvard and the Underground Railroad: Beck-Warren House"

Zoe Weinberg
"Harvard's Incalculable Legacy: Race Science at Harvard in the 19th & 20th Centuries"