Slavery and the Art of Race

Philippa Levine’s work underscores the long association between nakedness, race, and slavery. She argues that nakedness was a key historical construct on which morality, aesthetics, and scientific practice have drawn significantly. During this talk, Levine discussed these ideas as she engaged the audience in a conversation around the question provocatively asked by Marcus Woods: “What do we want to learn from the visual archive of slavery?” 

This event was co-sponsored by the Berkley Center for Religion, Peace, and World Affairs and the Center for Australian, New Zealand, and Pacific Studies.

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