Seminar: Koslofsky

Ensignes of Honour and Nobility: Marked Skin and Skin Color in the Atlantic World

Join us as we welcome Professor Craig Koslofsky (Illinois) to our Renaissance Skin seminar

We are delighted to welcome Professor Craig Koslofsky as he speaks on 'Ensignes of Honour and Nobility: Marked Skin and Skin Color in the Atlantic World'. In this paper he examines a diverse range of dermal practices in the Atlantic world. By expanding on Fanon’s concept of epidermalization, he connects the many roles skin played in pre-contact West African and North American societies with the development of whiteness and skin color in the wake of European expansion.

The paper will be circulated in advance to those who register to attend. Details of how to register coming soon.