January 28, 2023 Ana Lucia Araujo

“Howard University professor Ana Lucia Araujo will deliver the 2023 Mary Stevens Reckford Memorial Lecture in European Studies on Feb. 23 with a presentation titled “Slavery as History and Memory.” The lecture will examine the recent international developments surrounding the fall of pro-slavery monuments and demands of symbolic and material reparations for slavery and colonialism. By exploring the history of the public debates about slavery and the Atlantic slave trade, the lecture aims to illuminate why and how these debates have gained growing importance in the public sphere and the public space over the past ten years not only in…

January 28, 2023 Ana Lucia Araujo

Ana Lucia Araujo was named a Getty Research Institute Scholar for the academic year 2022-23. She will be in residence at the Getty Research Institute in Los Angeles, California, from January 10 to June 30, 2023, working on her book The Gift: How Objects of Prestige Shaped the Atlantic Slave Trade and Colonialism. To know more, check the Getty Research Institute announcement.

December 10, 2021 Ana Lucia Araujo

Political Uses of the Past: Public Memory of Slavery and Colonialism Práticas da História: Journal on Theory, Historiography and Uses of the Past Editors: Ana Lucia Araujo, Howard University, United States Ynaê Lopes dos Santos, Universidade Federal Fluminense, Brazil Over the past thirty years, debates around the transatlantic slavery past and the European colonization of Africa and the Americas have found fertile ground in the public space of the United States, Brazil, France, Portugal, Netherlands, Belgium, Spain, South Africa, Senegal, Nigeria, and Republic of Benin (Chivallon 2005, Chivallon 2012, Araujo 2014, Hourcade 2014, Fleming 2017, Moody 2020, Mattos 2020, Pachá…

August 18, 2021 Ana Lucia Araujo

Dr. Ana Lucia Araujo (Professor in the Department of History, Howard University) is a member of the School of Historical Studies of the prestigious Institute for Advanced Study (IAS) in Princeton, New Jersey in the Spring/Summer 2022. IAS was established in 1930 with twenty-three Members in the School of Mathematics with Albert Einstein as one of its first Professors and later with historians and art historians such as Erwin Panofsky. Today, IAS’s community of scholars expanded and includes more than 8,000 historians, mathematicians, natural scientists, and social scientists. During her term at IAS, Professor Araujo will be working on her…