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Slate Seminar October 2022

October 28-29, 2022

Past Event

The Slate Seminar, made possible by the generous support of the Mellon Foundation, is a conference within the For 2026: Revolutionary Legacies conference co-hosted by William & Mary, the Omohundro Institute, and Colonial Williamsburg. Slate Seminar sessions illuminate or align with the history and legacies of the Williamsburg Bray School (1760-1774) and the mission of the Bray School Lab to study, preserve, and disseminate broadly the Williamsburg Bray School story.

Virginia American Revolution 250 Commission logoThanks to the generous support of the Virginia American Revolution 250 Commission, a recording of Annette Gordon-Reed's keynote address, "Juneteenth's Revolutionary Roots," is available to view.

 
Registration for the Slate Seminar Includes:
A three column table presenting the Slate Seminar events on October 28 and 29, 2022
Friday, October 28
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM Hennage Auditorium, Art Museums of Colonial Williamsburg

Research, Revise, Reinterpret: Legacies of African American History
Moderated by Cathy Hellier (Colonial Williamsburg) and featuring Matthew Webster (Colonial Williamsburg), Robert Watson (Colonial Williamsburg), Nicole Brown (William & Mary), Maureen Elgersman Lee (William & Mary, Bray School Lab)

Saturday, October 29
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM Hennage Auditorium, Art Museums of Colonial Williamsburg

Research, Revise, Reinterpret: Legacies of African American History*
Moderated by Cathy Hellier (Colonial Williamsburg) and featuring Jack Gary (Colonial Williamsburg), Janice Canaday (Colonial Williamsburg), James Ingram (Colonial Williamsburg), Julie Richter (National Institute of American History & Democracy, William & Mary)

9:00 AM - 10:30 AM Holly Room, William & Mary School of Education

The Place of History: Scholarship, Interpretation, and Audience at Historic Sites*
Moderated by Ana Edwards (American Civil War Museum) and featuring Maureen Elgersman Lee (William & Mary, Bray School Lab), Sara Bon-Harper (William & Mary, James Monroe’s Highland), Brian Miller (Historic Odessa), Jennifer Wilkoski (Colonial Williamsburg)

*Please note that Research, Revise, Reinterpret: Legacies of African American History and The Place of History: Scholarship, Interpretation, and Audience at Historic Sites have overlapping timeslots. Participants will only be able to attend one of these two sessions.
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM Holly Room, William & Mary School of Education

The Full Legacy: William & Mary Confronts Its Complex Past
Moderated by Hannah Rosen (William & Mary) and featuring Jody Allen (William & Mary, The Lemon Project), Maureen Elgersman Lee (William & Mary, Bray School Lab), Sara Bon-Harper (William & Mary, James Monroe’s Highland)

5:00 PM - 6:30 PM Hennage Auditorium, Art Museums of Colonial Williamsburg

Juneteenth’s Revolutionary Roots

Introduction by Katherine A. Rowe, President of William & Mary. Featuring Annette Gordon-Reed (Carl M. Loeb University Professor at Harvard University). Reception to follow.