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Deadline Extended: Rural Women's Studies Association Triennial Conference Proposals due July 31, 2014

Call for Presentations and Papers – DEADLINE EXTENDED!

“The Local is Global”: Gender and Rural Connections across Time and Place


Rural Women's Studies Association Triennial Conference

Hosted by Texas State University, San Marcos, Texas

February 12-14, 2015


The Future of the Past Conference Program Available

Dear colleagues,

The program for the upcoming conference, The Future of the Past: Representing the Holocaust, Genocide, and Mass Trauma in the 21st Century, is now available via the conference website:


The Future of the Past is the inaugural cross-institutional and inter-disciplinary conference convened by Deakin University and the Jewish Holocaust Centre

Dates: 6-8 July, 2014

ANN: The Diambourou: Slavery and Emancipation in Kayes - Mali

The documentary film 'The Diambourou: Slavery and Emancipation in Kayes - Mali' is now available on DVD.

A film directed by Marie Rodet


The African slave trade was officially abolished in French Soudan (present-day Mali) by the colonial authorities in 1905, but effective emancipation of formerly enslaved populations was in fact a lengthy process, the repercussions of which were still felt long after Mali’s independence in 1960.

Esther Benbassa
Diana Popescu

Popescu on Benbassa, 'Suffering as Identity: The Jewish Paradigm'

Esther Benbassa. Suffering as Identity: The Jewish Paradigm. Trans. G. M. Goshgarian. London: Verso, 2010. x + 207 pp. $110.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-84467-403-9; $24.95 (paper), ISBN 978-1-84467-404-6.

Reviewed by Diana Popescu
Published on H-Memory (May, 2014)
Commissioned by Linda Levitt