Displaced Indigeneity, Unsettling Histories: Forced Migration, Kinship and Belonging

Date / time: 27 June - 28 June, 12:00 am

This hybrid workshop will take place at the University of Glasgow and Online

This workshop, focusing on Indigenous histories of enslavement and displacement, is one of the first of its kind in the UK, and it aims to bring Indigenous and Afro-Indigenous histories to greater attention of students and researchers and highlight the ways in which these histories have traditionally been sublimated by the majority of historical subdisciplines. This workshop speaks to urgent questions about the exclusion of Indigenous peoples and perspectives from mainstream academic scholarship and aims to promote Indigenous histories in the UK, to address the afterlives of Indigenous enslavement and ongoing process of settler colonialism, and to consider the legacies of these histories in the UK today.

We seek to make space for researchers – especially researchers who are Indigenous from postcolonial and contemporary settler states – to discuss the histories and legacies created by forced migrations and the critical fissures created by colonial pasts and presents. This space is intended to bring together historians and interdisciplinary scholars of Indigenous histories, broadly defined, from around the world, and for it to be the start of an ongoing conversation about Indigenous enslavement, displacement, and mobility from pre-invasion and colonisation to their resonances in the present day.

Further Details

For online participants: The workshop includes, in hybrid format, a selection of panels, roundtables, and talks comprised of scholars from across the globe, including Kyle T. Mays (University of California, Los Angeles), author of An Afro-Indigenous History of the United States. We are also pleased to host two outstanding keynote speakers – Andrés Reséndez (University of California, Davis) and Nancy van Deusen (Queen’s University) – who are among the leading scholars in the field of global Indigenous enslavement studies, especially within the Latin American context. These keynote lectures will be free and open to the public with advanced registration.

For in-person participants: Additionally, the workshop will offer a public talk from Caroline Dodds Pennock linked to the release of her major new trade book, On Savage Shores: How Indigenous Americans Discovered Europe, as well as guided visits to the Kelvingrove Museum and to view the newly renovated Tlaxcala Codex at the University Special Collections & Archive.

Organised by: Leila K. Blackbird (The University of Chicago), Caroline Dodds Pennock (University of Sheffield), and Julia McClure (University of Glasgow)

Sponsored by: The Beniba Centre for Slavery Studies and the Global History Research Cluster at the University of Glasgow and by the Past and Present Society.

Full Provisional Programme: https://www.gla.ac.uk/research/az/globalhistory/news/headline_883608_en.html

Reserve a space: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/displaced-indigeneity-unsettling-histories-tickets-580435577437