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This symposium brings together specialists in a variety of cultures and disciplines to explore problems of abolition in relation to premodern literary, material, and visual culture. The aim is not simply to trace institutions of punishment, resistance, surveillance, and incarceration; but, rather, to see how abolitionist commitments to the unmaking of structures and remaking of emancipatory communities might shape the very forms and ends of deep historical analysis itself.
Attendance is by registration; contact Luke Fidler (email@example.com) to register.
This event is sponsored by the Institute of Arts and Sciences Visualizing Abolition initiative.
Image: Stefano di Giovanni (called Sassetta), The Blessed Ranieri Frees Debtors from a Florentine Prison, tempera on poplar wood, fifteenth century. Paris, musée du Louvre.