We will be hearing from Jamie Gemmell (University of Edinburgh). Jamie is currently undertaking a Masters degree under the supervision of Prof. Diana Paton and Dr. Richard Oosterhoof. Jamie began working on conceptions of “African ethnicity” in 2019, beginning with a summer project, funded by a Carnegie Vacation Scholarship. For the project, Jamie produced an annotated and partially digitised transcript of James Knight’s The Natural, Moral, and Political History of Jamaica (1742), which was presented as part of the British Library’s “Summer Scholars Series.” Jamie will deliver his paper entitled: “Projects of Racialisation: Oroonoko and African Identity in the Seventeenth-Century Atlantic World”.
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