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Angola in the Era of the Atlantic Slave Trade: peoples, lives, practices

Wednesday, 19 June more info

Day 1

2:45pm Opening

3pm Panel 1

Chair: Chloe Ireton

José Lingna Nafafé (U. Bristol), No War, My Property and My Testament: Power Struggle Between Gaspar Álvares and João Correia de Sousa, the Governor of Angola 17th Century

Carlos Almeida (U. Lisbon), To govern according to time, place, and the qualities of people

4,30pm Coffee Break

5pm Celebrating 30 Years of Joe Miller’s “Way of Death”: round table with Carlos Almeida, Mariana Candido, and Toby Green


Day 2

10, 30 Panel 2

Chair: AbdoolKarim Vakil

Mariana P. Candido (U. Notre Dame), Women and law in West Central Africa

José C. Curto (York University), A Reluctant Bride, her Husband, her Parents, and the others: The Forced Marriage of Dona Justina Henriqueta Fortunato da Costa in early 1840s Luanda.

12h Lunch

1pm Panel 3

Chair: Linda Heywood

Esteban Salas (U. Notre Dame), Freedom and Status in an African Slave Society: Color Classification in the region of Benguela, 1760-1860

Crislayne Alfagali (PUC-Rio de Janeiro), Labor, dominion and politics in the South Atlantic: Angola and Portuguese America (18th century)

Vanessa S. Oliveira (Royal Military College of Canada) - Experiences of Slaves in Luanda during the era of Legitimate Commerce

3pm Coffee Break

3, 30pm Panel 4

Chair: Katharina Oke

John K. Thornton (Boston University), Rethinking Lunda’s Expansion: 1720-1800 from Within

Hugo Ribeiro da Silva (KCL) The role of the Catholic Church in the Portuguese attempt of “territorialise” Angola (1768-1820)


Anatomy Museum (King’s Building)

King’s College London

Organized by Hugo Ribeiro da Silva (KCL)

Wed, Jun 19, 2019, 2:30 PM –

Thu, Jun 20, 2019, 6:00 PM BST

King's College London