Roger Thayer Stone Center For Latin American Studies

Tulane University

Tulane to Host Talks for Haitian Studies Association Conference on Paradoxes, Contradictions, and Intersections in the Making of a People

November 1st, 2017 - November 4th, 2017

Xavier University of Louisiana
Tulane University Roger Thayer Stone Center for Latin American Studies
New Orleans, Louisiana

The Haitian Studies Association will hold its 29th Annual Conference in New Orleans, Louisiana, a site that offers scholars a look at how the ‘€œmaking of the people‘€ occurs outside of the geopolitical spaces associated with a nation-state. Indeed, the Haitian Revolution of 1791-1804 forced not only the Louisiana Purchase of 1803, but also the migration of slaves, slave owners, and free blacks and mulattos between the two former French territories. These movements of people led to the creation of new spaces where migrants linked to an emergent Haiti would become part of a new North American dynamic also characterized by inequalities and exclusion.

The Haitian Studies Association seeks a diverse set of scholarly interrogations of these themes from disciplines across the humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences. We are especially interested in fully constituted panels, and will prioritize panels that speak directly to our themes and attempt an interdisciplinary dialogue.

Talks that will be hosted at Tulane University include:

Thursday, November 2, 2017
Haitian Studies in U.S. Universities: Possibilities & Paths Toward Growth
Roundtable Discussion
2:00 PM – 3:30 PM
Jones Hall in Room 100A

Thursday, November 2, 2017
Historical Preservation in Post-Disaster Communities: Haiti and Beyond
Fulbright Scholar in Residence Henry Robert Jolibois
4:00 PM – 5:30 PM
Richardson Memorial

The program with schedule of presentations and locations may be accessed here.

Caribbean + People
Oliver Houck
Professor - Law