Held in collaboration with Wheelock College (Boston, US) and with sponsorship from the Coalition for Racial Equality and Rights, this conference will examine the legacy and current movements for reparations surrounding the slave trade. Invited speakers include Sir Hilary Beckles and Professor Verene Shepherd (University of the West Indies).
The scope of this conference includes issues of historical, theological and ethical ramifications of canonization. What are the effects in elevating certain writings to the status of “Holy Scriptures”? Is the belief in the holiness of certain texts a warrant for their use and misuse?
Established in 2013, and organised by students and for students, the ASA conference gives undergraduate and postgraduate students a chance to discuss their research and get up to date on developments in the field in a relaxed, fun and engaging environment. This year’s theme is Developing Integrated Archaeology.