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Discussion about Medieval slavery.

Dear H-Slavery members,

Those of you interested in Medieval slavery may be intrigued by two new papers concerning the Mediterranean in the 15th century. 

Recently, the writing system of a Medieval manuscript was revealed to be proto-Romance: i.e., the ancestor to Portuguese and the other modern Romance languages. In addition, it is written with a proto-Italic alphabet. It is the only known document of this kind and therefore has considerable linguistic and historic importance.

Photo Exhibition: Re-Imagining Iranian African Slavery: photography as material culture (UC DAVIS, May 10-June 27, 2018)

Dr. Pedram Khosronejad, the Associate Director for Iranian and Persian Gulf Studies at Oklahoma State University, curated a photography exhibition titled "Re-Imagining Iranian African slavery: photography as material culture" that will be on display at the University of California at Davis May 10 through June 27 at the Walter A. Buehler Alumni Center.

CFP: Washington Early American Seminar 2018-19

The Washington Area Early American Seminar, hosted by the University of Maryland, College Park, invites proposals from scholars wishing to present work in progress in the next academic year on any topic connected to Atlantic world or American history prior to 1865. Genuine work in progress is preferable to polished, already-accepted pieces and we especially welcome proposals from scholars farther afield who will be visiting the DC area for research this coming year. 

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