Friday October 26, 2012
9:00 a.m. Welcome
9:30–11:30 a.m. Panel I. Emancipation’s Many Legalities
CHAIR: Rebecca Scott, Charles Gibson Distinguished University Professor of History and Professor of Law, University of Michigan
Fugitive Slaves, Military Intelligence, and Civil Rights before the Emancipation Proclamation, Kate Masur, Associate Professor of History, Northwestern University
Emancipation’s Hidden Legacy: Lincoln and the Laws of War, John Witt, Allen H. Duffy Class of 1960 Professor of Law, Yale University
Lincoln, Emancipation, and the Making of a Modern Liberal State, William Novak, Professor of Law, University of Michigan, Stephen Sawyer, Associate Professor of History, The American University of Paris
COMMENT: Julian Davis Mortenson, Assistant Professor of Law, University of Michigan1:30 –3:30 p.m. Panel II. Time, Space and the Meanings of Emancipation
CHAIR: Richard Primus, Professor of Law, University of Michigan
“Negro Outlaws:” Enslaved Women’s Proclamations of Emancipation, Thavolia Glymph, Associate Professor of African & African American Studies, History, and Duke Population Research Institute, Duke University
August 8, 1861: Emancipation Begins, James Oakes, Distinguished Professor of History, City University of New York Graduate Center
The Emancipated: A Stateless People with Rights, Michael Vorenberg, Associate Professor of History, Brown University
Emancipation’s Encounters: Seeing the Proclamation Through Soldiers’ Sketchbooks, Martha S. Jones, Associate Professor of History and Afroamerican and African Studies and Affiliated Faculty of Law, University of Michigan
COMMENT: Hannah Rosen, Assistant Research Scientist and Associate Director for Graduate Programs and Scholarship, Institute for Research on Women and Gender, University of Michigan4:00 –6:00 p.m. Keynote
Lincoln’s Emancipation, Eric Foner, DeWitt Clinton Professor of History, Columbia UniversityFor more information, including room locations, follow the link and click on "the conference."
Reception and book signing to follow.