Things of Darkness and Early Modern Critical Race Studies

The Center for Renaissance Studies at the Newberry Library is hosting a series of discussions on Race in Dialogue, which focuses on critical race studies in the humanities.

Graduate students in HIST 522 Early Modern Europe at Northern Illinois University will be particularly interested in the first discussion in the series on Kim F. Hall’s Things of Darkness.

Here is the announcement from the Center for Renaissance Studies:

Things of Darkness: Economies of Race and Gender in Early Modern England at 25

Friday, November 13, 2020
12-1 pm CDT

CRS is pleased to announce the first session of Race in Dialogue, a new series of virtual conversations on premodern critical race studies and Indigenous studies.  

The first session features Professors Kim F. Hall (Barnard College) and Noémie Ndiaye (University of Chicago) in conversation about the legacy of Hall’s Things of Darkness: Economies of Race and Gender in Early Modern England, a foundational text in premodern critical race studies that celebrates its 25th anniversary in 2020.

This is free and open to all, but space may be limited and registration in advance is required. For more information, including the link to the online registration form, please visit our website here:

If you have any questions, please send an email to 

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