22nd Annual Eastern Caribbean Island Cultures Conference

Aktivitet: Deltagit i eller arrangerat evenemangDeltagit i konferens


Title: The Nameless and the Named: Black Female Caretakers in the Danish West Indies 1848-1917

This presentation focuses on the representation of black, female caretakers of the Danish West Indies. It is based on empirical findings in Danish archives, libraries and museum collections: Paintings, photographs, artefacts, book excerpts and letters. The Black, female caretaker – nurse, nanny, nana – is abundantly represented in the archives. But the names and other information about the women are rare.
Period2019 okt. 31
Typ av evenemangKonferens
PlatsUS Virgin Islands, USA

Ämnesklassifikation (UKÄ)

  • Historia och arkeologi
  • Historia


  • Danish West Indies
  • alavery
  • labour
  • archival studies
  • colonialism
  • gender