Dred Scott Conference, March 9 - 10th, 2007


The University of California, Irvine Program in African American Studies presents a two-day conference entitled "Dred Scott: Citizenship, the Human, and the Political A/Effect of Racial Blackness."


Friday, March 09, 2007
9:15 AM - 2:00 PM
Humanities Instructional Building 135
University of California, Irvine
Irvine, CA 92697

The Dred Scott conference seeks to interrogate the cultural, historical, and political terms by which the US Supreme Court in 1857, in what is considered its most controversial ruling, disposes of African American populations in the emerging US national configuration so as to exclude African Americans juridically and therefore, definitely, from the civic term of the US Federal Compact.

Schedule of Events:

Friday, March 9

 9:15 AM

  • Opening Remarks by Dr. Michael Drake, Chancellor, University of California, Irvine

9:30 AM -- Human Being: Legality and Citizenship

  • Ruthie Gilmore, University of Southern California, African American Studies and Geography
  • Frank B. Wilderson, III, University of California, Irvine, African American Studies and Drama

1:30 PM -- Dred Scott and Hemispheric Blackness

  • Herman Bennett, Rutgers University, History
  • Winston James, University of California, Irvine, History

Saturday, March 10

9:30 AM -- Intimacies of the Dred Scott Case

  • Bridget Cooks, University of California, Irvine, African American Studies and Art History
  • Jared Sexton, University of California, Irvine, African American Studies and Film Studies

1:00 PM -- Keynote Address

  • Cheryl Harris, University of California, Los Angeles, School of Law

 

 


Cost : Free and open to the public; check with the department about parking arrangements.

For more information please contact:

Program in African American Studiesat University of California, Irvine

Tel: 949-824-2376

www.hnet.uci.edu/afam


Sponsor(s): , University of California, Irvine Program in African American Studies; co-sponsored by The International Center for Writing and Translation, UCI Humanities Center.