On Friday the 24th of February 2023, four RIAS colleagues will present on their current project, “Racial Democracy,” in a seminar hosted by the University of Leiden. The seminar is open to the public and will take place from 15:00 – 17:00 in the Lipsius building (Cleveringaplaats 1, 2311 BD Leiden) in room 2.23.

Read more about the Racial Democracy project here.


Manar Ellethy“Black Life is Revolution:” The Quest for Survival in Early Black Documentary Film
Christine Mertens, “Utter Strangers to Us:” The Migration of Free African Americans in the Upper South, 1790-1830
Marcella SchuteEfforts to Reopen the Transatlantic Slave Trade in Antebellum Louisiana
Damian PargasIn the Shadows of Slavery: Black Freedom and the Spectrum of Democracy in Antebellum America

More details about the seminar can be found here.

If you wish to attend the seminar but cannot be present in person, please send a message to the seminar coordinator, Dario Fazzi at d.fazzi@hum.leidenuniv.nl to get a Zoom link and join online.