Roger Thayer Stone Center For Latin American Studies

Tulane University

Ada Ferrer Keynote Address and Graduate Student Conference on the Global Gulf

February 20th, 2014 - February 22nd, 2014

The History Graduate Student Association of Tulane University is pleased to announce the third annual Tulane Graduate Student Conference on the Global Gulf, to be held on the university’s Uptown New Orleans campus February 20-22, 2014. The interdisciplinary conference, featuring panelists from across the country, is devoted to exploring the connections between and among the people, goods, and ideas circulating through the Gulf Coast, the Caribbean Rim, the U.S. South, and around the world.

Ada Ferrer, Professor of History and Latin American and Caribbean Studies at New York University and author of the 1999 Berkshire Award-winning Insurgent Cuba: Race, Nation, and Revolution, 1868-98, is this year’s keynote speaker. Professor Ferrer’s keynote address, “Of Black Kings and Carpenters: Imagining Revolution in Havana, 1812,” will be held on Thursday, February 20 at 7 p.m. in the Lavin-Bernick Center, Room 203, with a reception to follow. Attendance at the keynote address is free and open to the public.

Program schedule:

Thursday, February 20 – 7pm
Lavin-Bernick Center 203

Keynote Address
Ada Ferrer, “Of Black Kings and Carpenters: Imagining Revolution in Havana, 1812”

Friday, February 21
Rogers Memorial Chapel

9am – 10:30am
Panel 1: Racial and Gender Identities in the Global Gulf

10:45am-12:45pm
Panel 2: Southern Spaces

2pm-3:30pm
Panel 3: Empire in the Caribbean

Saturday, February 22
Rogers Memorial Chapel

9am-10:30am
Panel 4: Currents of Exchange in the Circum-Caribbean

10:45am-12:15pm
Panel 5: Varieties of Religious Experience

1:30pm-3:00pm
Panel 6: Transnational Politics in the Age of Emancipation

For a full conference program, click here.

Caribbean + People
Arachu Castro
Senior Associate Research Fellow - Samuel Z. Stone Chair of Public Health in Latin America