On Thursday, February 5, 4 p.m., in 1014 Tisch Hall, the Eisenberg Institute continues its winter 2015 programming with Jennifer L. Morgan's lecture, "Partus Sequitur Ventrem: Slave Law and the History of Women in Slavery" The talk follows the Institute's 2013-15 theme, "Materials of History." Link for a lecture abstract. Free and open to the public.

Jennifer L. Morgan is the author of Laboring Women: Gender and Reproduction in the Making of New World Slavery (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2004). Her research examines the intersections of gender and race in colonial America. She is currently a member of the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton where she is at work on a project that considers colonial numeracy, racism, and the rise of the trans-Atlantic slave trade in the seventeenth-century English Atlantic, tentatively titled Accounting for the Women in Slavery. She is Professor of History in the Department of Social and Cultural Analysis and the Department of History at New York University and lives in New York City.

On Friday, February 6, 12 p.m., in 1014 Tisch Hall, the Eisenberg Institute presents the workshop, "Owned Intimacies: Property, Gender, and Human Bondage." Link for workshop details, including a short description of the proceedings. Panelists include: 

  • Adriana Chira (Ph.D. Candidate, Anthropology and History, University of Michigan)
  • Emily Macgillivray (Ph.D. Program, American Culture, University of Michigan)
  • Marie Stango Ph.D. Candidate, History, University of Michigan)
  • Jennifer L. Morgan (Professor, History, Social and Cultural Analysis, New York University)
  • Anthony P. Mora (panel chair; Associate Professor, History and American Culture, University of Michigan)

Lunch provided. Free and open to the public.

These events are made possible by a generous contribution from Kenneth and Frances Aftel Eisenberg.

Image: Marie-Guillemine Benoist, Portrait d'une négresse, 1800 (Louvre Museum).