Image of Charmaine Nelson with text reading: Charmaine A. Nelson, UMass Amherst, Provost Professor of Art History, Department of History of Art & Architecture, Feb. 22, Annual Black Heritage Month Celebration  CHC Events Hall 5:00 p.m. Reception to Follow, This event is supported by the Williamson Lecture Funds

Honors Black Heritage Month Celebration: Slavery, Mobility, and the Creolized Counter-Knowledge of Resistance


Event Details

Wednesday, February 22, 2023

5 p.m.

Commonwealth Honors College

157 Commonwealth Avenue

Amherst MA 01003


Event Website


Ashley Braziel

Commonwealth Honors College

For its Annual Black Heritage Month Celebration, Commonwealth Honors College welcomes groundbreaking presenters who are working at the intersection of art praxis, racial justice, and the embodiment of change as pathways to liberation.

This year's talk will be presented by Charmaine A. Nelson, Provost Professor of Art History in the Department of History of Art and Architecture at UMass Amherst. Nelson's lecture will adopt an extended conceptualization of creolization – the transformation of cultures, societies, and populations within the context of the contact between Europeans, enslaved Africans, and colonized and enslaved Indigenous peoples in the Americas – to explore the intersection of and conflicts between knowledge production, enslaved mobility, and anti-slavery solidarity.

This event is open to all members of the UMass Amherst community.