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New Member Publication: Slaves without Shackles

I would like to announce a new publication in the field of Ottoman slavery studies: 

Slaves without Shackles: Forced Labour and Manumission in the Galata Court Registers, 1560 - 1572 (Berlin: Klaus Schwarz Verlag, 2014) by Nur Sobers-Khan. 

More information can be found on the publisher's website:


Post-Graduate Research Network - Slavery - October 2015

Call for all postgraduate students of slavery and antislavery

The Antislavery Usable Past Postgraduate Research Network

This new network will bring together postgraduate students of historic or contemporary slavery and antislavery studies from across the humanities and social sciences. An annual workshop will create research and learning networks; provide opportunities to debate current topics in the field; and provide a supportive environment where postgraduates can establish valuable contacts for the future.

ASA 2015 Panel on Women and Trade in Nineteenth Century Atlantic Africa

We are looking for papers to join a proposed panel for the African Studies Association 2015 Annual Conference in San Diego, November 19-22, 2015. If interested, please send an abstract (200 words) and CV to Vanessa Oliveira ( by March 3rd, 2015.

Women and Trade in Nineteenth Century Atlantic Africa