A daylong conference highlighting the transnational connections between the 19th century U.S. South and Latin America will be held in the Hotel Capstone Ballroom at The University of Alabama on March 27, 2017 .
Historians Martha Santos (the University of Akron), Roberto Saba (the University of Pennsylvania), Angela Diaz (Texas Tech University) and David C. LaFevor (University of Texas, Arlington) will share their scholarship alongside UA faculty and graduate students.
That evening, David C. Lafevor will present a keynote lecture, “The Slave Ship Ciceròn and the Argüelles Affair.”
All events are free and open to public and will be held at the Hotel Capstone (9 AM-5:30 PM). A complete list of events can be found at this link.
Sponsors include: the Charles G. Summersell Chair of Southern History; the Summersell Center for the Study of the South; the Department of History; Latin American, Caribbean, and Latino Studies; New College; the Department of American Studies; and the College of Arts and Sciences.
For more information, contact Dr. Lesley J. Gordon (email link).