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H-Africa encourages discussion of Africa's history, culture, and African studies generally. Africanists of all disciplines are encouraged to subscribe.
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The John Carter Brown Library (JCB), an independently funded institution for advanced research on the campus of Brown University, will award approximately forty residential fellowships for the year July 1, 2016 to June 30, 2017.
Traversea, a peer-reviewed, online, open-access journal is dedicated to the publication of research in transatlantic history. Transatlantic history pertains to the interconnectedness of human experience and cross-cultural encounters of Europe, Africa, and the Americas (North and South) from 1500 to the present. It is inherently interdisciplinary, transnational, and comparative in approach and moves beyond the boundaries imposed by the concept of the nation state.
From Slavery to Freedom: The Black Experience throughout the African Diaspora
We invite graduate and undergraduate students at all levels to submit proposals. We welcome the submission of individual papers, complete sessions, workshops, and roundtables on interdisciplinary topics relating to the scholarship and teaching of the history of black people throughout the African Diaspora. We hope to represent a broad range of disciplinary and methodological approaches.
I'm pleased to report that my book, The Global Transformation of Time: 1870-1950 (Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2015) has just been published. Among other topics, the book covers the standardization of time in colonial Africa. More broadly, scholars of African studies may find it interesting as a proposal for how to conceptualize topics that potentially have global reach such as migration and diasporas, or commerce and trade relations. Here is a description: