Reading for Injustice Across Historical Records 1

Type: Virtual Paper
Theme: Expanding the Community of Geography
Sponsor Groups: Historical Geography Specialty Group, Cultural and Political Ecology Specialty Group
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Day: 4/10/2021
Start / End Time: 8:00 AM / 9:15 AM (PDT)
Room: Virtual 37
Organizers: Jessica Miller, Elizabeth Sibilia
Chairs: Elizabeth Sibilia


This session brings together scholars whose research focuses on historic injustices or inequities through an engagement with archival and historical documents. Critical geographical work is grounded in history, but how do we, as geographers, engage the record of history? How do archives, historical data sets, and oral histories inform our research and allow us to look beyond the text on paper, especially when our projects attempt to disentangle spatial histories of inequality and injustice? What are methodological challenges of doing critical archival work and what strategies do we develop to move around them? This session, Reading for Injustice Across Historical Records, brings together scholars whose work addresses or seeks to address historical injustices and inequities. We are interested in hearing from scholars who are committed to tracing histories of inequality through archival documents and other forms of historical data.


Type Details Minutes Start Time
Presenter Ethan Bottone*, Northwest Missouri State University, "Your Home - Away From Home": Tourist Homes and Examples of Hospitality as Resistance from the "Green Book" 15 8:00 AM
Presenter Travis Bost*, University of Toronto, After Sugar: Plantation Persistence in St. Bernard Parish, Louisiana 15 8:15 AM
Presenter Laura Vaz-Jones*, University of Toronto, Regulating and Resisting the Plantation City: Domestic Workers and Market Women in Nineteenth Century Salvador, Brazil 15 8:30 AM
Presenter Meghan Cope*, University of Vermont, Working and Schooling: A critical historical geography of child labor and compulsory education laws in early 20th c. US 15 8:45 AM

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