Laurent Dubois Talk

Laurent Dubois Talk - The Aftershocks of History in Haiti - Rescheduled

Corcoran Department of History Lecture Series

Date: 03/29/2010 - 10:00am

Location: Commonwealth Room, Newcomb Hall


Laurent Dubois (Departments of French and History, Duke University)
The Aftershocks of History in Haiti
Rescheduled from Friday, February 5

Workshop, 10:00-11:30AM (Nau Hall 441)
Lecture, 2-3:30PM (Claude Moore Nursing Education Building, G-120)

Attached is a text by Laurent Dubois for the workshop with graduate students next week. It is drawn from his new project on the history of the banjo from Africa to the Caribbean. Please note that the topic of Dubois's lecture has been changed. he will now place the earthquake in the context of the history Haiti (with promise of mention of US Policy and Jefferson). Following the talk there will be an informal roundtable for all students and faculty about organizing aid for Haiti. This will be at 4PM or 4:30 PM and will be organized by Yari Bonilla of Religious Studies. Details forthcoming.

Professor Dubois is the author of Soccer Empire: The World Cup and the Future of France (University of California Press, forthcoming), with John Garrigus. Slave Revolution in the Caribbean, 1789-1804: A Brief History With Documents ( Bedford Press), Avengers of the New World: The Story of the Haitian Revolution (The Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 2004). A Colony of Citizens: Revolution and Slave Emancipation in the French Caribbean, 1787-1804.



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