Conference "Universities and Slavery: Bound by History"

March 9, 2017

The conference "Universities and Slavery: Bound by History" took place at Harvard University on March 3, 2017. The faculty conference organizers included WIGH co-chair Sven Beckert, as well as Evelyn Brooks Higginbotham, Victor S. Thomas Professor of History and of African and African American Studies and Daniel Carpenter, director of the social sciences program at the Radcliffe Institute and Allie S. Freed Professor of Government.

The conference goals were to explore the relationship between slavery and universities, across the country and around the world. The schedule, as well as a video of the event, can be found on the conference website:

The conference was covered in articles by Harvard Magazine and the New York Times.