Recent Content

TOC: Slavery & Abolition, June 2014


 "A Missed Opportunity? The Founding, Postcolonial Realities, and the Abolition of Slavery" by Matthew Mason

"Creating Identity: Free Blacks and the Law" by Michael L. Nicholls

"'It is unjust for the law of marriage to be broken by the law of slavery': Married Slaves and their Masters in Colonial Lima" by Alexander L. Wisnoski III

 "An Institution Defended: Slavery and the English Invasions  of Buenos Aires in 1806-1807" by Peter Blanchard

CFP: Chicago and the Civil War

Chicago History magazine publishes articles on various aspects—cultural, political, economic, social, and architectural—of the history of Chicago. Our Spring 2015 issue, which coincides with the end of the sesquicentennial of the Civil War and which will be published on April 1, 2015, will be devoted to the Civil War and post-war era in Chicago. We are seeking papers of 4,000-4500 words. Footnotes/endnotes are required and will be published. Proposals are due August 1, 2014; manuscripts are due October 1, 2014.

The World Cup on H-Net

We are happy to introduce the Commons Crossroads, a new kind of network for content delivered from all H-Net Networks around a single topic, representing the intersection of scholarship and thinking from across our many fields. Our first multi-network topic: The World Cup!

CFP: Slaving Zones: Cultural Identities, Ideologies, and Institutions in the Evolution of Global Slavery

Cross-posted from H-South:

 “Slaving Zones: Cultural Identities, Ideologies, and Institutions in the Evolution of Global Slavery”

An International Conference to be Hosted by Leiden University, The Netherlands

1-2 June 2015

Two PhD studentships available at the Department of History, University of Warwick, UK

As part of a new 4-year research project, 'Africa’s Sons Under Arms: Race, Military Bodies and the British West India Regiments in the Atlantic world, 1795-1914', the project team are looking to recruit 2 new PhD students to start in autumn 2014. Details for both studentships can be found below. Applicants should be holders of a good first degree (at least 2:1 or equivalent) in History or a related discipline.

Film: The Diambourou: Slavery and Emancipation in Kayes - Mali

The documentary film 'The Diambourou: Slavery and Emancipation in Kayes - Mali' is now available on DVD.

A film directed by Marie Rodet


The African slave trade was officially abolished in French Soudan (present-day Mali) by the colonial authorities in 1905, but effective emancipation of formerly enslaved populations was in fact a lengthy process, the repercussions of which were still felt long after Mali’s independence in 1960.