Philip Misevich and Konrad Tuchscherer

Aghosts-poster-smallt the end of October 2016,  the Chicano Latino Research Center and Institute for Humanities Research brought historians, filmmakers, and educators Philip Misevich and Konrad Tuchscherer, of St. John’s University, to come to UCSC for a free, public screening of their movie.

In anticipation of that event, Latin American and Latino Studies, Professor Sylvanna Falcón spoke with them on KZSC’s Artists on Art. Professor Falcón’s research and teaching interests in the areas of human rights, transnational feminism, and racism/anti-racism gave way to an insightful conversation.

imgresThe event,”Ghosts of Amistad: Screening and Q&A with Philip Misevich and Konrad Tuchscherer“, took place, Thursday, October 27, 2016, 7:00-8:30pm, Del Mar Theatre (1124 Pacific Ave., Santa Cruz). After the screening, Professors Misevich and Tucsherer joined UC Santa Cruz’s David Anthony and Greg O’Malley in a conversation about forced migration.

Their movie, “Ghosts of Amistad: In the Footsteps of the Rebels,” is the 2016 winner of the American Historical Association’s John E. O’Connor Film Award.

Please click on the play button below to hear their interview.

Philip Misevich is Assistant Professor of History at St. John’s University.  He specializes in the study of the slave trade and the development of the Atlantic World.  His research focuses on the coerced migration of Africans throughout the nineteenth-century Atlantic world.  A practitioner and developer of digital humanities scholarship, he is co-principal investigator of the African Origins database project and actively works with a team of scholars on Voyages:  The Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade Database, a project that details the movement of 35,000 slave vessels.

Konrad Tuchscherer, Associate Professor of History and Director of Africana Studies at St. John’s University, is a specialist in African history and languages.  His interests include nineteenth and twentieth century West Africa, colonialism in Africa, and Gullah history in South Carolina and Georgia.  His research experience in Africa includes Egypt, Nigeria, Cameroon, Sierra Leone, Liberia, and The Gambia.  He also serves as co-director of the Bamum Scripts and Archives Project at the Bamum Palace in Cameroon.]]

The free, public screening of Ghosts of Amistad at the Del Mar Theatre is co-sponsored by the Chicano Latino Research Center and Institute for Humanities Research, with generous support from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.