Genealogies of Freedom (co-sponsored conference)
This April 11-12, the Institute for Historical Studies will convene local and international scholars to examine the theme of “freedom,” building upon the inherent tension and historical instability of the word, and treating this as an intellectual and political problem of considerable interest to our world today. The conference will gather preeminent scholars and intellectuals who will point to how understandings of freedom have changed over time and across space, looking in particular at the Francophone world and Europe, Asia, Latin America, the US and Middle East. It seeks a rigorous historicization of the notion of freedom across many different contexts, a historicization that can provide answers to the slippery place freedom occupies in contemporary political discourse. “Genealogies of Freedom” will showcase the scholarship of two dozen leading historians and scholars of Geography, Anthropology, Mexican American and Latina/o Studies, African and African Diaspora Studies, Asian Studies, South Asian Studies, and Legal Studies.
Read more about the conference here.
Keynote: “The Twisted Path of Freedom: A Historical Perspective”
Susan and Barton Winokur Professor in the Humanities, Cornell University
Generously co-sponsored by the Center for European Studies, LLILAS Benson Latin American Studies and Collections, South Asia Institute, Department of French and Italian, Bernard and Audre Rapoport Center for Human Rights and Justice, Department of Mexican American and Latina/o Studies, and Center for the Study of Race and Democracy.
FREE & OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.
For more information, visit https://liberalarts.utexas.edu/historicalstudies/news/13774