The conference on "Classicisms in the Black Atlantic," organized in 2014 by U-M Professor of History Ian Moyer and sponsored by Contexts for Classics, broke new ground in bringing together scholars of classics, classical reception studies as well as cultural historians of the Black Atlantic. 

A collection of essays based on the conference is forthcoming in the Classical Presences series at Oxford University Press. Edited by Ian Moyer, Adam Lecznar, and Heidi Morse, the book explores African diaspora engagements with various classicisms.  

The essays are grouped into three parts, corresponding to different aspects of the making and remaking of classicisms in the Black Atlantic: "Wakes" (with essays by Emily Greenwood, Margaret Williamson, and Dan-el Padilla Peralta);  "Journeys" (with essays by Michele Valerie Ronnick, Heidi Morse, and Kimathi Donkor) and "Tales" (with essays by Adam Lecznar, Tracey L. Walters, Justine McConnell, and Patrice Rancine).