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Wilson Visiting Speakers 2019-2020

Our 2019-20 visiting speaker series has undergone an overhaul this year. First, thanks to the success of our series on Democracy, Citizenship, and Freedom, we have decided to focus our entire series around a specific theme. And this year’s theme: Race and the Color of Democracy. We have invited a wide variety of historians, working on various periods, peoples, and regions for this year’s series.

Fall 2019

  • September 30, 2019, 2:30pm: Robbie Shilliam, Johns Hopkins University
    • Title: Free Labor / Freed Labor: The Case for an Abolition Political Economy
    • Location: LR Wilson Hall, 103
    • Hosted in Collaboration with the Department of Political Science 
  • October 10, 2019, 7pm: Max Mishler, University of Toronto
    • Title: Freedom’s Carceral Landscape: Counter-Insurgency, Incarceration, and Racial Formation after the Civil War
    • Location: McMaster LIVELab, PC 202A
    • For a live recording, click here
  •  November 5, 2019, 7pm: Harvey Amani Whitfield, University of Vermont
    • Title: Sketches of Everyday Enslaved Black People in the Canadian Maritime
    • Location: McMaster University, Innovation Park, Conference Room 1 AB
      • FREE PARKING ON SITE AFTER 5PM!
  • November 28, 2019, 2:30pm: Ian McKay, Wilson Institute for Canadian History
    • Title: Race in the Archives in Twentieth-Century Nova Scotia
    • Location: McMaster University, CNH 607B

Winter 2020

  • April 7, 2020, 7pm: Elizabeth Ellis, New York University
    • Title: The Border Crossed us too: The Overlap between the Struggles for Migrant and Indigenous Justice
    • Location: LRW 103, Community Room
    • Hosted in Collaboration with Indigenous Studies and the Socrates Project
  • April 21, 2020, 7pm: Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz, California State University
    • Title: European Colonization of the Americas and the Birth of Racial Capitalism
    • Location: LRW 103, Community Room
    • Hosted in Collaboration with Indigenous Studies and the Socrates Project
  • May 12, 2020, 7pm: Sarah L.H. Gronningsater, University of Pennsylvania
    • Title: Louis Napoleon’s Secret Service: Gradual Emancipation and the Origins of the Lemmon Slave Case (1852)
    • Location: LRW 103, Community Room
    • Hosted in Collaboration with the Socrates Project