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Keynote Address, 11th Annual University of Alabama Graduate History Association Conference on Power and Struggle
October 11 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pmFree
The 11th Annual Power and Struggle Conference hosted by the University of Alabama Graduate History Association will take place on October 11-12, 2019. The conference seeks to encourage methodological, geographic, chronological, and disciplinary diversity that intersect on the issues of power and struggle, a theme that resonates with so many historical problems. During the evening on Friday, October 11, Dr. Vanessa Holden, an Assistant Professor at the University of Kentucky, will deliver her keynote address, “Geographies of Survival: Resistance, Gender, and the Southampton Rebellion of 1831” in Smith Hall. Her current book project, Surviving Southampton: Gender, Community, Resistance and Survival during the Southampton Rebellion of 1831 (University of Illinois Press) focuses on women and slavery in the Antebellum South, concentrating on narratives of rebellion and resistance. She has been published in Slavery and Abolition, Perspectives on History, and other academic outlets. The keynote address will truly exemplify the nature of the conference and engage in discussions continually explored in history.