Recovering Black Performance: An international colloquium

Photo: Encontro de Santa Úrsula e do Princípe Conan (Retábulo de Santa Auta), circa 1520-25, Museu Nacional de ArteAntiga, Lisbon, Portugal, © Direção-Geral do Património Cultural / Arquivo de Documentação Fotográfica. Photographed by José Pessoa.

Recovering Black Performance, April 29-30, 2022, is an international colloquium that recovers the voices and creations of Black performers whose talents nourished Iberia’s Golden Age of theater, which unfolded from circa 1490 to circa 1800. The cultural contributions of Blacks in Portugal, Spain, and colonial Latin America—long concealed in the margins—will be front and center in four sessions of research papers, a roundtable on teaching, and a performance of music of the Hispanic baroque by La Boz Galana. All sessions are free and open to the public. Advance registration and compliance with Yale University visitor policies required.

View the conference program for schedule of the events for Friday and Saturday. (PDF opens in a new tab).

For registration and information:

Event time: 
Friday, April 29, 2022 - 2:00pm
Saturday, April 30, 2022 - 9:00am
Humanities Quadrangle, Room 276 See map
320 York Street
New Haven, CT 06511
Free but register in advance