This week in the twittersphere, scholars honored International Women’s Day by highlighting the remarkable lives of women such as Harriet Tubman. Published by History Extra, Sophie Beal’s article “Harriet Tubman and the ‘Underground Railroad,’” tells the story of Tubman’s life, from escaping slavery in 1849 to her participation in the Underground Railroad and the American Civil War.
Please save the date for “The Greater Reconstruction: American Democracy After the Civil War” a two day conference sponsored by the Draper Chair endowment.
STAGING SLAVERY AROUND 1800: PERFORMANCES OF SLAVERY AND RACE FROM AN INTERNATIONAL PERSPECTIVE
CALL FOR PAPERS: Winterthur Portfolioinvites proposals for a special issue: “Enslavement and Material Culture”
The Mellon Scholars Internship Program (June 3 through June 30, 2019). Interns will be rising seniors or recent college graduates and will receive a $2,000 stipend and additional support for travel and housing. Application deadline: March 15, 2019, with a decision to be made by April 15.
This week in the twittersphere, Erica Armstrong Dunbar and Tiya Miles, co-winners of the 2018 Frederick Douglass Book Prize, discuss their individual processes of research and writing. Published by The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History and moderated by Jim Knable, Dunbar and Miles's conversation also explores the concept of souls in the study of slavery. Read more, here: https://medium.com/@gilderlehrman/talk-of-souls-in-slavery-studies-c41e6c893a4f
On behalf of the Voyages Team, it is a pleasure to announce the launch of the second version of the slave voyages website today at https://slavevoyages.org/
We thank our collaborators, supporters, and users. We hope that the website will continue serving as a site for education, research, and remembrance of that tragic chapter in human history.
Daniel B. Domingues da Silva
Department of History