Our internal meetings are structured around annual themes defined collectively. Since 2015 this leads to the organization of our EMPIRES biannual international conferences aimed at fostering innovative research agendas in the field. The conference “Resistance and Empire” was held in 2016. In 2018 we organise and host an international conference on “Slave Subjectivities” (in collaboration with Casa Velasquéz). “Petitions” was held in 2019.