Slavery & The Dark Side of the Renaissance

"The Multicolored Tragedy of Slavery in the Spanish and Portuguese Americas: Africans, Native Americans, and European Women”

Presented by Sharonah Fredrick, Assistant Director, ACMRS

"Barbary Pirates and Venetian Merchants: Ethnicity, Religion and Ancestry in Mediterranean Slavery"

Presented by Marsha Fazio, Lecturer, School of Humanities, Arts and Cultural Studies, ASU

“Linguistic Solidarity Now and Then: Pidgins, Creoles, and Digital Dialects"

Presented by Patricia Friedrich, Associate Director and Professor of Composition/Linguistics, School of Humanities, Arts and Cultural Studies, ASU

With two opportunities to attend:

Tuesday, October 20, 2015 at 1:00pm
UCB Building, Room 240
ASU West Campus

Eventbrite - Slavery & The Dark Side of the Renaissance

Tuesday, October 27, 2015 at 6:00pm
Cochise Room, Memorial Union, 228
ASU Tempe Campus

Eventbrite - Slavery & The Dark Side of the Renaissance

Both events are free and open to the public

In a world where enslavement of human beings was culturally, politically and economically sanctioned, where the ruling elites of Europe and West Africa traded more than ten million of Africa’s sons and daughters for guns, rum and molasses; where Barbary pirates captured and enslaved thousands of European Christians each year; where European colonizers enslaved masses of the indigenous civilizations of the Americas; and where slave-trading was the thriving and notorious “dirty business” common to all nations and peoples, the 16th and 17th centuries reveal the worldwide drama of everyone trying to enslave the “other,” whatever that “other” happened to be.

Sponsored by the Arizona Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies, the ASU School of School of Humanities, Arts and Cultural Studies, and the ASU School of Social Transformation