H-Slavery has been a leading online forum for the academic study of slavery since its founding in 1995.  H-Slavery serves as a focal point for informed, moderated discussion and produces diverse academic content including book reviews, blog posts, topical guides, and more.  H-Slavery depends on an all-volunteer academic staff composed of scholars of all ranks.  Scholars of all disciplinary, methodological, and topical backgrounds are welcome to set up a free subscription and to inquire about serving as an editor with H-Slavery.

Recent Content


Dear Subscribers, 

H-Slavery is now on Twitter @H_Slavery_HNet.  Many thanks to scholars Paula Dumas of the University of Glasgow (@HistoryByPaula), Nicola Frith of the University of Edinburgh (@MemoriesSlavery), Sasha Turner of Quinnipiac University (@DrSashaTurner), and Renee Wiseman of the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (@ReneeMWiseman) for making this possible and managing the account moving forward!

Kind Regards, 

David Prior

Editor, H-Slavery 

Kentucky Historical Society Research Fellowships

The Kentucky Historical Society (KHS) research fellowship program is committed to providing funding for scholars whose research requires the use of KHS’s rich collections. The program supports senior and emerging scholars, including doctoral students, through one-to-four week fellowships ($400 for each week of fellowship residency).

CFP (Tempo Special Issue): The African Slave Trade, New Horizons


A revista Tempo comunica a abertura da chamada pública de artigos para o dossiê O Tráfico de Escravos Africanos: Novos Horizontes, organizado por Alexandre Vieira Ribeiro (UFF) e Daniel B. Domingues da Silva (University of Missouri) com previsão para publicação em Agosto de 2017.

H-Slavery and Twitter

Dear H-Slavery Subscribers,

I’m looking for scholars who can help H-Slavery track the informed discussions about slavery taking place on Twitter. H-Slavery has over 2,000 subscribers and is a very large online community for the academic study of slavery… yet H-Slavery does not engage much with the many scholars and conversations on Twitter. If you’re active on Twitter (or are willing to learn) and would like to help out on this front, please think about dropping me a line in the next few days at dmprior@unm.edu.