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CFPanelists: Memory, Public History, and African American History


We are looking for a third panelist to join our panel: Memory, Public History, and African American History for ASALH 2014.  Paper submissions should highlight the success and failures of including the African American experience alongside older narratives at historic sites, memorials, museums, and in the classroom.   Two of the papers on the panel examine the inclusion of the African American narrative at existing Civil War sites in Mississippi and Florida.

If you are interested please send a C.V. and short paper abstract to Boyd Harris at brharri2@olemiss.edu.


Boyd R. Harris

University of Mississippi


AAS Regional Academic Seminar: Maria Alessandra Bollettino, April 29

On Tuesday, April 29, at 5:00 PM the American Antiquarian Society will offer a Regional Academic Seminar at the Society's Goddard-Daniels House in Worcester, MA. These seminars are offered in association with the history departments ofBrown University, Clark University, and the University of Connecticut.

The talk on April 29 will be by Maria Alessandra Bollettino, an assistant professor of history at Framingham State University and a current National Endowment for the Humanities Fellow at AAS. The title of Prof. Bollettino's talk will be: The British Empire’s “Sable Arm”: Black Combatants in the Mid-Eighteenth-Century Caribbean and Postwar Antislavery.

CFPanelist: ASALH 2014 - Education and Civil Rights


We are looking for a third panelist for our panel: Education and the Long Civil Rights Struggle.  The two papers we have focus on education as a primary goal of African Americans during the post-emancipation period.  These papers explore themes of race, religion, gender and politics.  Together they provide a foundation for understanding the early discourse around education as a civil right. 

If you are interested, please send a brief abstract of your paper and your C.V. to Nicole Myers Turner at nmt68@drexel.edu.

All best,

Nicole Myers Turner

Call for Papers--Edited Volume on Black Women's Internationalism

Call for Papers: Edited Collection on Black Women’s Internationalism

Editors: Tiffany M. Gill and Keisha N. Blain

CFP: Black Holes: Afro-Pessimism, Blackness and the Discourses of Modernity

Rhizomes: Cultural Studies in Emerging Knowledge is now accepting submissions for a special issue, Black Holes: Afro-Pessimism, Blackness and the Discourses of Modernity.  Deleuze and Guattari deploy the image of the black hole to describe the grotesque disfigurations - the pores, blackheads and little scars - pockmarking the "semiotic face of capitalism." It is an apt analogy for the unsettling position of blackness in relation to contemporary thought and political practice. In this special issue of Rhizomes we use the black hole as a conceptual starting point to consider how racial blackness serves as a vortex disrupting the smooth administration of late-capital and our resistance to it.