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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.

Recent Discussion Posts

Cfp: Traversea Journal of Transatlantic History Volume 5

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.


Graduate Association for African-American History The University of Memphis-17th Annual Conference February 10-12, 2016 Memphis, TN


From Slavery to Freedom: The Black Experience throughout the African Diaspora

Proposal Guidelines:

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.

PUB: The Global Transformation of Time 1870 - 1950

Dear colleagues,

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: