Feb. 8-10 | 2019 CLAW Conference - College of Charleston Libraries

February 1, 2019

As part of the 200th anniversary of the “Denmark Vesey Conspiracy” of 1822, the Carolina Lowcountry in the Atlantic World Program (CLAW) is hosting a conference on enslaved and free black anti-slavery, February 8-10, 2019.

The conference’s two keynotes are FREE; registration is required.

February 8, 2019 Keynote

  • 5:45–8:30 p.m. | Addlestone Library Third Floor
  • Presented by Bernard Powers, professor of history at the College of Charleston, with an introduction by Simon Lewis, professor and director of African Studies at the College of Charleston
  • Register

February 9, 2019 Keynote

  • 7:00–8:30 p.m. | Addlestone Library Third Floor
  • Presented Michael Moore, Executive Director of the International African American Museum, with an introduction by James Spady, assistant professor of American history at Soka University of America
  • Register


The Carolina Lowcountry and Atlantic World (CLAW) Program at the College of Charleston was established in 1994 to promote scholarship and public engagement with the history and culture of the Lowcountry region, the Atlantic World, and the connections between the two. In collaboration with various local, national, and international partners, the CLAW program regularly hosts or co-sponsors a range of conferences, symposia, public lectures, faculty seminar sessions, film screenings, and other public programming in and around Charleston, South Carolina. In addition, through the University of South Carolina Press, the Carolina Lowcountry and Atlantic World Series features numerous books on diverse topics related to Atlantic World experiences. Faculty and affiliates of CLAW also frequently work with a range of cultural heritage organizations to support physical and digital exhibitions that promote robust educational outreach. claw.cofc.edu

Addlestone Library is open to the College of Charleston community and affiliates via card access. Visitors may access Addlestone Library Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm, and must present a government issued ID and sign in upon entry.