This week in the twittersphere, scholars celebrated emancipation through articles dedicated to Juneteenth. Published by TexasMonthly, Wes Ferguson’s article, “Why this Mexican Village Celebrates Juneteenth,” examines how the descendants of slaves who escaped to freedom in Mexico celebrate emancipation with their own unique traditions.
In his new book, A MEANING TO LIFE (Oxford UP, 2019), historian and philosopher of science Michael Ruse asks whether we can find a new meaning to life within Darwinian views of human nature.
CineGrafias Moçambicanas: Memórias & Crônicas & Ensaios, org. Carmen Tindó Secco, Ana Mafalda Leite e Luís Carlos Patraquim (Maputo: Kapulana, 2019)
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The Organization of American Historians (OAH) Committee on African-Americans, Latino/as and Native Americans (ALANA) is putting together a panel discussion (no papers) on the mentoring of underrepresented graduate students and faculty for its next annual meeting in April, 2020, to be held in Washington, DC. To that end, it is seeking to include one or more non-tenure-track faculty members of color on the panel.
The H-Diplo publication schedule for the period 24 June to 12 July is as follows:
Week of 24 June:
Socialist networks and the remaking of European international policy after 1945:
power, solidarity and normative regimes in transnational perspective
The North American Conference on British Studies (NACBS) is pleased to announce a new mentorship program. This program pairs advanced graduate students and early-career scholars (who have received their PhDs within the past five years) with established scholars. For details on how to participate, visit: http://nacbs.org/blog/announcement-of-nacbs-mentoring-program/
Readers of H-Film might be interested in the latest issue of World History Connected, the theme of which is "Film & World History": https://worldhistoryconnected.press.uillinois.edu/.
The format of the WHC website isn't the most reader-friendly, so I'm happy to email a more readible PDF version of my own essay, "How to Read a Historical Film," to anyone interested.
Fairleigh Dickinson Univ
The Soviet director Sergei Eisenstein initiated what has become a very long and multifaceted conversation about James Joyce in relation to film. He was the first director to contemplate an adaptation of Ulysses, for instance, and the only one to discuss such a project with the author himself.
ReFocus: The Films of Nicolas Winding Refn
Edited by Dr Eddie Falvey (University of Exeter/Plymouth College of Art) and Dr Thomas Joseph Watson (University of Northumbria)
This conference aims to explore the connections and relationships between literature and the screen, from the pre-cinematic age to the era of television and new digital technologies. A cross-media approach, aimed at understanding the reciprocal influences between these various artistic forms, as seen from the point of view of techniques of representation, theoretical exchanges and the circulation of works, will shed new light on ideas in, and theories of, both literature and the cinema.
Archival practices in the 20th and early-21st century have been understood in a variety of ways. For some, “artists started to rely on the topos of the archive to express their unease about canonic systems for the production of knowledge” (Giannachi, 2016: 131).
UNSW Sydney, 12-13th December 2019