New Perspectives on the Black Atlantic
In 1993, Paul Gilroy famously described the “Black Atlantic” as a “counterculture of modernity,” using an “explicitly transnational and intercultural perspective” as opposed to a nationalist or ethnically absolutist approach to the history of the African diaspora. In the two decades since he wrote those words the scholarship on the Black Atlantic has been rich, wide-ranging, and deep.
In this workshop, a range of speakers, including Marcus Rediker, Robin Blackburn, Catherine Hall, Francoise Verges, and Tera Hunter analyze and evaluate this work, assessing strengths and weaknesses and suggesting new areas for future investigation.
by Robin Blackburn, Abraham Lincoln, et al.