History of Art Department to Host ‘I've Seen Trouble: Art Out of Dark Times;’ The Mark Roskill Symposium 2021

The history of art and architecture department is hosting the Mark Roskill Symposium on Saturday, Sept. 25, starting at 2:30 p.m. in the Integrated Learning Center S240.

NEWS Charmaine Nelson
Charmaine A. Nelson

The keynote speaker is Charmaine A. Nelson, professor of art history and Tier 1 Canada Research Chair in transatlantic Black diasporic art and community engagement at the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design. Nelson will deliver the lecture, “He is remarkable for…wearing a Handkerchief tied round his Head: Resistance as Escape and Cultural Retention in the Canadian Fugitive Slave Archive.”

Panelists include Dwight Care, Amherst College; Anne E. Kerth, UMass Amherst; and Daphne Lamothe, Smith College. Barbara Krauthamer, dean of the College of Humanities and Fine Arts, will give the introduction


The presentation will include a question and answer sessions, as well as a reception at 5:30 p.m.