Charmaine A. NelsonCharmaine A. Nelson will deliver a webinar exploring the concept of creolization in the study of Transatlantic slavery Tuesday as part of Humanities Week.

Online lecture to consider concept of creolization

For the enslaved African, creolization always occurred under duress and reflected the cultural prohibitions, material deprivation, immobilization, surveillance, and violence imposed by the white slave owning classes, says Charmaine A. Nelson.

Professor of art history at the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design University in Halifax and founding director of the Institute for the Study of Canadian Slavery, she will explore ways that the enslaved navigated systemic oppression and cultural deprivation to retain and practice their cultures in a free public lecture at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 26.

“Eschewing the normative focus on language and music, this lecture instead centres Canadian slavey as well as art and visual and material cultures, as both outcomes and practices,” says Dr. Nelson.

Her presentation is hosted on Microsoft Teams by the Humanities Research Group as part of Humanities Week; register here to attend.

The week’s activities will open with a reception at 4 p.m. Monday, Oct. 25, on the David Wilson Commons, relocating to Alumni Hall in the event of inclement weather. It will feature a brief talk by urbanist Shawn Micallef on cites and the pandemic, with his thoughts on how Windsor fits into all this.

Find details of these and other activities on the Humanities Research Group website.