H-Atlantic is an international network for Atlantic World History from 1500 to 1800. This an interdisciplinary network for scholars who study colonial North America and the United States, Europe, West Africa, the Caribbean, and South America in a transatlantic context.

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Hakluyt Society Research Funding

The Hakluyt Society announces two new research funding initiatives. Deadline for applications: 15 February 2016.

In furtherance of the objectives of the Hakluyt Society - to promote the study of historical exploration, travel, and worldwide cultural encounter - the Society has established two schemes of research funding open to anyone whose research interests meet with and promote the Society’s stated objectives.

CFP: LASO Panel/ASA 2016--Deadline Monday, March 7, 2016

CFP: LASO Panel/ ASA 2016—Deadline Monday, March 7, 2016

The Lusophone African Studies Organization (LASO) is accepting panel and roundtable proposals for the 58th Annual Meeting of the African Studies Association (ASA) in Washington, DC scheduled for December 1-3, 2016. The theme for this year’s conference is “Imagining Africa at the Center: Bridging Scholarship, Policy, and Representation in African Studies.”

Looking to Complete a Panel for AHA 2017

Currently we have two panelists and are looking to fill out (or to join) a panel for AHA 2017. The topic would be gender/sexuality and colonialism/empire. It would also fit to place the emphasis on gender/sexuality and legal matters/legislation.   

One paper concerns legal and cultural definitions and understandings of gender and sexuality within the “first American West”  during the Early Republic. My own research is centered on elite masculinity in early Barbados.

Call for Contributors: Shaping the New World: A Social, Political, and Cultural Encyclopedia and Document Collection

Call for Contributors


Shaping the New World:  A Social, Political, and Cultural Encyclopedia and Document Collection


This four-volume set is under contract with ABC-CLIO, and features over 300 entries on all aspects of Colonial America from pre-contact through the founding of the United States.  The editors seek contributors for all of the available entries, which run between 1000-2500 words, in addition to a small number of 6000-word overview essays still available.