Literature Program

Friday, November 30, 2018 at 4:00 p.m.

Carole Emberton

Scholars @ Hallwalls

Hallwalls Contemporary Arts Center, a space for experimental art, music, and film located in the heart of downtown Buffalo at Delaware and Tupper, is the perfect setting for the eighth year of the Humanities Institute's Scholars@Hallwalls lecture series. These monthly presentations feature one fellow's research in an engaging lecture with lively follow-up conversation. This year's lineup highlights the interdisciplinary range of humanities research at UB.

Talks are on Friday afternoons at 4 pm and are free and open to the public. Complimentary wine and hors d'oeuvres are served. Please join us for any or all of the Scholars@Hallwalls talks!

Not a Place But an Irrevocable Condition: Emancipation & the Meaning of Home Among Formerly Enslaved Americans

History scholar Carole Emberton's talk explores freedpeople's struggles to find, establish, and maintain a sense of home in the decades after emancipation in the 19th century. In particular, she will explore the ways that the sites of enslavement—plantations—continued to shape their understanding of self and family and provide them with a sense of rootedness and belonging despite (or perhaps because of) the historical traumas experienced there.