Lecture / Reading

Master of Liberal Arts Lecture by Grant Parker: Reimagining Slavery at the Cape of Good Hope

Sponsored by Master of Liberal Arts, Stanford University Libraries, David Rumsey Map Center


Monday, April 25, 2022
4:45 pm – 6:00 pm
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Reimagining Slavery at the Cape of Good Hope

This lecture will canvas historical maps as sources of insight into lives, both enslaved and slave-holding, at the Cape in the early colonial period. Grant will consider how selected maps tacitly embed narratives on both a large and a small scale and how they reflect both continuity and change. The talk will draw on Stanford University's map collections.

Grant Parker is an Associate Professor of the Department of Classics at Stanford University and a Faculty Affiliate of the Center for African Studies.  The Center is partnering with Stanford's Master of Liberal Arts Program to bring a talk by Grant Parker titled Reimagining Slavery at the Cape of Good Hope.

The lecture will take place Monday, April 25, 2022 on Zoom and follows the schedule below:

4:45pm PST: Zoom opens
5:00pm PST: Lecture by Grant Parker

The event is free but please register here to get your zoom link.