Philip Misevich and Konrad Tuchscherer are historians at St. John’s University and co-producers of Ghosts of Amistad: In the Footsteps of the Rebels (2014, dir. Tony Buba), the award-winning documentary based on Marcus Rediker’s powerful account of the most successful slave rebellion in American history, The Amistad Rebellion: An Atlantic Odyssey of Slavery and Freedom (Penguin, 2012). Professors Misevich and Tuchscherer join Greg O’Malley, Associate Professor of History at UC Santa Cruz, in a conversation on why scholars in the humanities and humanistic social sciences should share our research with audiences beyond academia and how we can do so–for example, via film, museum and digital exhibitions, and public databases, such as Professor O’Malley’s NEH-funded “Final Passages Intra-American Slave Trade Database.”
Due to limited space, this event is open to UC Santa Cruz faculty, students, and staff. UC Santa Cruz faculty, students, and staff should register here for the roundtable by Thursday, October 20.
Members of the campus and community are invited to a free, public screening of Ghosts of Amistad at the Del Mar Theatre (1124 Pacific Avenue, Santa Cruz) on Thursday, October 27, at 7:00pm. Professor O’Malley will moderate a Q&A with Professors Misevich and Tuchscherer immediately following the screening. PLEASE REGISTER HERE FOR THE FILM SCREENING.