17/09/20 | 16:00-17:00 BST | Microsoft Teams

Retrospect Journal’s 2020 Welcome Week Event! We’ll be hosting a live interview and Q&A with Dr Sowande’ Mustakeem (Associate Professor of History and African-American Studies at Washington University in St. Louis) to discuss her award-winning monograph, Slavery at Sea: Terror, Sex, and Sickness in the Middle Passage (2016). 

We will be centring her work for a conversation on historical writing and publishing. This is a great opportunity to learn more about academic writing generally and histories of Atlantic Slavery specifically. We’ll be seeking to unpack the process, from proposal to publication, and look at efforts to research a history that continues to be silenced. In this period of increased awareness about systemic racism and Britain’s violent imperial past, such conversations are more important than ever.  

How do you begin to write on these topics? How does the academy open up and constrain research? And, to what extent can historical writing promote broader change? We’ll be asking these questions and more in a discussion that you will not want to miss!  

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