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.
"'What is the Man Good For?' Reputation, Credit, and Slaveholiding Economies of the Antebellum South"
"The Ethics of Servitude: Incarceration, Labor, and the American Project"
"The Rhode Island Prison System: Visions of Labor and Capitalism, 1870-1920"
Tyler Jackson Rogers
"AlterNative Histories of Race and Slavery"
"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.
"Crimson Crossroads: The Southern Experience at Harvard College in the Decade Before the Civil War"
"The Honorable Jonathan Jackson?"
"Harvard and the Law of Slavery: The Execution of Mark and Phillis, Cambridge, 1755"
"A Forbidden Debate: President Quincy's Prohibition of a Debate on Abolition in Harvard's Theological Seminary"
"Sugar, Slaves and the Harvard Law School"
"Harvard and Slavery: The Legacy of Edwin F. Atkins"
"Harvard and the Underground Railroad: Beck-Warren House"
"Harvard's Incalculable Legacy: Race Science at Harvard in the 19th & 20th Centuries"