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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

CfPanelist: ASALH 2014, Local Studies of CR Movement

Dear All,

We are in need of a third presenter for a graduate student panel at this year's ASALH conference.  The panel will focus on local studies of the civil rights movement.  If you are intersted please contact Michael Blum, mblum@memphis.edu.  Thank you!


Michael Blum

ABD, University of Memphis

J. of African Diaspora Archaeology & Heritage, Vol. 3, No. 1, now available


Our new issue of the Journal of African Diaspora Archaeology and Heritage is now available online and in the mail to subscribers.

A table of contents is set out below.

Best wishes,


Stone Artifacts and Glass Tools from Enslaved African Contexts on St. Kitts’ Southeast Peninsula,
By Todd M. Ahlman Bobby R. Braly and Gerald F. Schroedl
Journal of African Diaspora Archaeology and Heritage, Vol. 3, No. 1: 1-25.

The “Color” of Heritage: Decolonizing Collaborative Archaeology in the Caribbean,
By Edward González-Tennant