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CFP: Authoring Human Rights in West Africa and beyond: Expressions of Slaveries in Literature (Texts) and the Arts (Visuals)

University of Cape Coast, Ghana, January 30 - February 1, 2023

Who is the subject of human rights? Who speaks on behalf of whose human rights, when, how and why? How do individual stories of abuse contribute to our understanding of human rights and slavery? And how are human rights implemented or implied in literary, cultural discourses and artworks that deal with different forms of slavery and/or forced labor? These questions are central to the proposed conference, focusing mainly but not exclusively on West-Africa.

Hybrid Works-in-Progress Seminar: Gauthram Rao on slavery and the police state, Thu, Sept. 22, at 5 pm Mountain Time


The first seminar of the Rocky Mountain Seminar in Early American History, hosted by the Universtiy of Utah and Brigham Young University, will meet this Thursday, September 22 at 5:00 pm Mountatin Time (7 pm EST) with Dr. Gautham Rao (American Universtiy) as a hybrid event, hosted live at the University of Utah as well as on Zoom. For those unable to attend in person, we invite you to participate via Zoom at the following link: 

Call for Papers: Association of Caribbean Historians

The Global Caribbean
54th Annual Conference of the
Association of Caribbean Historians (ACH)
San Juan/Carolina, Puerto Rico, June 11-15

The ACH Executive Committee is pleased to announce that its 54th Annual Conference will be held in San Juan/Carolina, Puerto Rico, from June 11 to June 15, 2023. Our plan is to return to hosting the conference in person, but we will continue to monitor the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and will announce any changes in early 2023.

Jeremy Schipper
Kenneth Smith

Smith on Schipper, 'Denmark Vesey's Bible: The Thwarted Revolt That Put Slavery and Scripture on Trial'

Jeremy Schipper. Denmark Vesey's Bible: The Thwarted Revolt That Put Slavery and Scripture on Trial. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2022. Illustrations. 216 pp. $26.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-691-19286-4

Ditch the Negativity and Transform Your Relationship With Writing

Ready to transform your relationship with writing into one that is positive and supportive?

During her first year as an assistant professor, Jane Jones, developmental editor, academic book coach, and founder of Up In Consulting, found it challenging to navigate her tenure-track responsibilities. She ultimately decided to leave this career path to become a writing coach and developmental editor. Jane decided to make it her mission to help other scholars achieve access to proper support, feedback, and mentorship and, ultimately, restore their faith in their work.

Sophie White, Trevor Burnard, eds.
Spencer Gomez

Gomez on White and Burnard, 'Hearing Enslaved Voices: African and Indian Slave Testimony in British and French America, 1700-1848'

Sophie White, Trevor Burnard, eds. Hearing Enslaved Voices: African and Indian Slave Testimony in British and French America, 1700-1848. Routledge Studies in the History of the Americas Series. New York: Routledge, 2020. Illustrations. 264 pp. $160.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-367-54186-6; $48.95 (e-book), ISBN 978-1-00-308812-7.

Reviewed by Spencer Gomez (University of California Irvine) Published on H-Slavery (September, 2022) Commissioned by Andrew J. Kettler (University of California, Los Angeles)

Online Event: Become a Business Savvy Author and Make Money from Your Academic Book

Yes, it’s possible! Your academic book can interest a broad audience and sell as well.

Expert Jane Friedman, who has over 20 years of experience in the publishing industry and author of the book The Business of Being a Writer, will share case studies of academic authors who have successfully promoted and marketed their manuscripts, as well as offer practical steps you can take to best manage working with publishing agents.

Jane will offer clarity on the business principles of the publishing industry by discussing how to: