Call for Papers: Periodicals and Visual Culture (11-13 September 2019, Athens)

Call for Papers: Periodicals and Visual Culture (11-13 September 2019, Athens)

8th ESPRit CONFERENCE 2019, ATHENS, GREECE

National Library of Greece

Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center

11-13 September 2019

PERIODICALS AND VISUAL CULTURE

 

From Twitter

This week in the Twittersphere, Peniel Joseph's article "Why this Year's Black History Month is Pivotal" reminds us that this year, 2019, marks the 400th anniversary of the arrival of the first enslaved Africans brought to the British colonial America.

Historians and Open Access

Motivated by the debate over "Plan S", this lengthy article discusses historians reactions to, and attitudes toward,  recent open access initiatives.  An interesting read.  

Karin Wulf, "A Brief History of History Responding to Open Access," Scholarly Kitchen, February 13, 2019

From Twitter

This week in the twittersphere, an unusual letter found in the manuscript collections at the Library of Congress made the spotlight. Explored by historian Adam Rothman in his article “’My Dear Master:’ An Enslaved Blacksmith’s Letter to a President,” the letter provides a glimpse into the life and political awareness of one enslaved man during the mid-nineteenth century.

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