Early 19th Century British Travellers in the Ohio Valley

4:00pm - 6:00pm / Thursday 18th May 2017 / Venue: Seminar Room 6 Rendall Building
Type: Lecture / Category: Department / Series: Centre for the Study of International Slavery
  • Suitable for: Anybody interested in the topic, including university staff, students and members of the public.
  • Admission: Admission is free. Please contact Professor Charles Forsdick to register craf@liverpool.ac.uk
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"The neighbourhood is infected…": Early Nineteenth-Century British Travellers in the Ohio Valley -- Contact Zones of Slavery and Freedom
Speaker: Caroline M. Kisiel, Ph.D. DePaul University School for New Learning Chicago, Illinois USA

Dr. Kisiel’s primary scholarship is in early nineteenth-century British travel writing about the Ohio Valley and southern Illinois (roughly 1818-1835); she completed doctoral work in this arena at the University of Essex, Colchester, UK. Current research interests in this arena include the intersection of travel texts with geography concepts of ‘space’ and ‘place,’ the Ohio Valley as ‘contact zone,’ and British travel writers’ portrayals of slavery in the Ohio Valley region.