Welcome to the website for "Abolitionism and the Arts in the Long Eighteenth Century," an interdisciplinary symposium that will be held at Columbia University on Saturday, May 6, 2023. The symposium is being organized by members of the Columbia University Seminar in Eighteenth-Century European Culture (Julia Hamilton, Stephanie Insley Hershinow, and Patricia A. Matthew) in collaboration with the Department of Music at Goldsmiths, University of London (represented by Berta Joncus).
The pages on this website contain information about the May 6th event. Here, you will find out about the goals of the symposium, the schedule for the day, how to get there, and how to register for the events. You can also read more about the people involved in this project and our co-sponsors.
In the coming months, we will be creating a list of Resources for Future Research, which is intended for students and scholars of abolitionism and the arts. We will post the video of the May 6th concert on this page. If you would like to share a link to a piece of scholarship, recording, or primary source that has been particularly useful for your own work on abolitionism and the arts, please email Julia Hamilton at [email protected]