Haiti and the Making of the Modern World: Haitian Revolution, Colonialism, Race, Sociology

Date & Time: Wednesday 14th October, 14:00 – 16:00

Location: Online

This event is hosted by the Connected Sociologies Curriculum Project which seeks to make available open access resources for the teaching of sociology. It emerges out of discussions about the need to broaden our understandings of the past – to be inclusive of colonial and imperial histories – in developing our understandings of the present. The Connected Sociologies Curriculum Project is funded by the Sociological Review Foundation.

If you would like to find out more, you can follow the project on Twitter @CSociologies and on Instagram @ConnectedSoc

Most accounts of the modern world, or ‘modernity’, define it in relation to the processes of industrialization and democratization that were seen to occur in Western Europe and North America in the long nineteenth century. Such narratives rarely acknowledge other historical events and processes – such as colonization and enslavement and the resistance to these processes – as equally significant in the ‘making of the modern world’. In this event, we examine the Haitian Revolution, which occurred around the same time as the French and American Revolutions, and discuss its contribution to the making of the modern world.

This event serves as a launch for the Connected Sociologies Curriculum Project, a project designed to support the transformation of school, college, and university curricula through a critical engagement with the broader histories that have shaped modern societies. It is an open access resource for students and teachers alike.

Speakers:

Professor Gurminder K Bhambra (University of Sussex)

Professor Robbie Shilliam (John Hopkins University)

One more speaker TBC

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