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[ONLINE] “The Slaveholding Jurisprudence of North Carolina Chief Justice Thomas Ruffin” – seminar by Prof. John Matteson

05.10.2021 - 13:37, update 05.10.2021 - 23:31
Editors: AJS
Tags: Metropolitalny Fundusz Wspierania Nauki, Metropolitan Science Support Fund

The University of Silesia in Katowice, Metropolis GZM and Silesian Library encourage to participate in seminars for students and open lectures conducted by Prof. John Matteson from the City University of New York (CUNY), a Pulitzer Prize winner.

“The Slaveholding Jurisprudence of North Carolina Chief Justice Thomas Ruffin”


This lecture, built around the controversial rulings of Thomas Ruffin, a 19th century judge of the Supreme Court of North Carolina, is dedicated to the relations between slavery and law. Prof. Mateson reveals the mechanisms of legal enslavement of a human being, at the same time raising the problem of the definition of humanity, which has not always been obvious, as it turns out.

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The seminars (in English) are mainly addressed to students and doctoral students of language studies, history, culture studies and law. The seminars will be conducted remotely on the Zoom platform of the University of Silesia in Katowice. Participation in meeting does not require prior registration.

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The project entitled „Metropolis for Metropolis, or the New York Pulitzer Prize winner for Silesia and Zagłębie has been co-funded by Metropolis GZM under Metropolitan Science and Assistance Support Fund for 2019–2022. The funding amount was PLN 154,541.

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