Brazil: History, Human Rights, and Contemporary Slavery


Nov
01
2013

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  • Host Department: History
  • Date: 11/01/2013
  • Time: 10:00AM - 4:30 PM

  • Location: 0220 South Hall, Session 1 1020 South Hall, Session 2

  • Description:

    See the conference website here.

    Schedule

    Panel I: Enslavement in 19th-Century Brazil

    10:00 A.M.- Noon

    Chair: Rebecca Scott, Charles Gibson Distinguished University Professor of History and Professor of Law, University of Michigan

    Illegal Enslavement and International Law in the Southern Border of the Brazilian Empire 
    Keila Grinberg, Associate Professor of History, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

    The Illegal Slave Trade in the Courts: Proving Slave Ownership vs. Claiming Freedom
    Beatriz Gallotti Mamigonian, Professor of History, Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina, Brazil

    Comment: Julius S. Scott, Lecturer in History and Afroamerican and African Studies, University of Michigan

    Panel II: State Guarantees of Human Dignity: Constitutional Frameworks and Courtroom Struggles

    2:00-4:30 P.M.

    1020 South Hall

    Chair: Victoria Langland, Associate Professor of History and Romance Languages and Literatures, University of Michigan

    Same Telos, Different Paths? Codifying Modern Slavery as Possession, or as a Violation of Human Dignity
    Rebecca Scott, Charles Gibson Distinguished University Professor of History and Professor of Law, University of Michigan, and Leonardo Barbosa, Senior Legislative Attorney, Câmara dos Deputados, Brazil

    Dignity Guarantees in the 1988 Constitution: Giving Juridical Meaning to a Concept
    Cristiano Paixão, Professor of Legal History and Constitutional Law, University of Brasília, Brazil

    Dignity, the 1988 Constitution, and Same-Sex Marriage
    Sueann Caulfield, Associate Professor of History, University of Michigan

    Comment and discussion: Paulina Alberto, Associate Professor of History and Romance Languages and Literatures, University of Michigan