This week in the twittersphere, 15 Minute History released a new podcast episode hosted by Joan Neuburger and featuring historian Stephanie E. Jones-Rogers. The episode, “Slave Owning Women in the Antebellum U.S. South,” explores the role of southern white women to the history of enslavement.
I am newly among the editors of the H-Slavery network page. The opportunity to contribute is a privilege. I extend kind greetings and look forward to discussion and learning. Though I am drafting the first post of a series following contests over Confederate symbols like monuments and flags, I wanted to provide links to and basic information regarding a few organizations continuing the fight against contemporary forms of slavery, including human trafficking, sexual exploitation, and child labor.
We are pleased to invite contributions to an edited volume on the theme of Slavery in the Middle East and North Africa in the 19th and 20th Centuries. The volume will be edited by Janet Afary and Eric Massie and will be published by I.B.
Dear H-Slavery Subscribers,
We are delighted to share our most recent conference report, by Annika Bärwald of the Department of History at the University of Bremen:
Traces of the Slave Trade in the Holy Roman Empire and its Successor States. Discourses, Practices, and Objects, 1500–1850, University of Bremen, November 29, 2018 to December 1, 2018.
Making the rounds this week in the twittersphere was Tamara Lanier's lawsuit against Harvard University over the ownership of daguerreotypes of slaves stored at the university's museum. Published by The New York Times, Anemona Hartocollis's article "Who Should Own Photo's of Slaves? The Descendants, not Harvard, a Lawsuit Says," explores how the Lanier family's lawsuit could redefine what reparations for American slavery might look like.
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Exploring Slave Trade in Asia
The Boston Seminar on Early American History Presents:
Naming Plantations in the 17th-Century English Atlantic
In the twittersphere this week, The New York Times celebrated historian Paul Gilory who recently won the Norwegian Holberg Prize. Written by Jennifer Schuessler, the article "Paul Gilroy, Scholar of the Black Atlantic, Wins the Holberg Prize," highlights Gilroy's contributions to the study of race and slavery, including his magnum opus The Black Atlantic. Read more, here: https://www.nytimes.com/2019/03/14/arts/paul-gilroy-holberg-prize.html
Summer School in Economic and Social History
39th Meeting of the Portuguese Association of Economic and Social History
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