Reimagining Slavery at the Cape of Good Hope
(online) Stanford, USA
This lecture will canvas historical maps as sources of insight into lives, both enslaved and slave-holding, at the Cape in the early colonial period. Grant will consider how selected maps tacitly embed narratives on both a large and a small scale and how they reflect both continuity and change. The lecture will draw on Stanford University's map collections.
Grant Parker is an Associate Professor of the Department of Classics at Stanford University and a Faculty Affiliate of the Center for African Studies. The Center is partnering with Stanford's Master of Liberal Arts Program to bring a talk by Grant Parker titled Reimagining Slavery at the Cape of Good Hope.