The Theory of Haiti with David Scott

By ARC Magazine Sunday, November 11th, 2012 Categories: Symposiums, Updates

As part of the program of events related to Nottingham Contemporary’s current exhibition, Kafou; Haiti, Art and Vodouleading post-colonial theorist David Scott will present a talk entitled The Theory of Haiti. This post-lecture discussion will be moderated by Christian Høgsbjerg, who is a historian who teaches at Leeds Metropolitan University and is editor of C.L.R. James’s 1934 play about the Haitian Revolution, Toussaint Louverture: The Story of the Only Successful Slave Revolt in History (Duke University Press, 2013). The talk will take place on 13th Nov from 6.30pm – 8.30pm.

Gerard Fortuné, Service Mystique. Courtesy Collection Musée Nader, Port-au-Prince.

Post-colonial theorist David Scott is a professor of anthropology at Columbia University, New York City, and Editor of the journal Small Axe, a platform for Caribbean focused social, cultural and political criticism. Scott’s Conscripts of Modernity: The Tragedy of Colonial Enlightenment (2004), a significant reference for this lecture, explored the political implications of how the past is conceived in relation to the present and future through a reconsideration of C. L. R. James’s masterpiece of anti-colonial history, The Black Jacobins: Toussaint L’Ouverture and the San Domingo Revolution.

The talk will be streamed live via Nottingham Contemporary’s Website.

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