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Our conversation about the Tannenbaum thesis will continue on April 8th, at 12:30pm, with the presence of a guest speaker: Herman Bennett, professor of History at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York (CUNY). Professor Bennett will discuss the Tannenbaum debate and the past and future of Afro-Latin American studies in the Atlantic world. A light lunch will be served.

The conversation will be at the John Hope Franklin Room (Social Sciences 224), from 12:30pm to 2pm.

Herman Bennett is a renowned scholar on the history of the African diaspora, with a particular focus on Latin American history. He is author of Colonial Blackness: A History of Afro-Mexico and Africans in Colonial Mexico: Absolutism, Christianity and Afro-Creole Consciousness, 1570-1640. Professor Bennett will give a public lecture on material from his most recent book, African Kings and Black Slaves: Sovereignty and Dispossession in the Early Modern Atlantic (UPenn, 2018), on the same day, at 5pm.


Conversation about the Tannenbaum Debate and Afro-Latin American Studies Today — with Herman Bennett (CUNY)

April 8th, 12:30-2pm

John Hope Franklin Room (Social Sciences 224)

Lunch will be served.

(This event is co-sponsored by the Center for Latin American Studies)

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