Lapidus Center for the Historical Analysis of Transatlantic Slavery - Programs

The Lapidus Center for the Historical Analysis of Transatlantic Slavery of the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, The New York Public Library, is pleased to announce its next three programs.

October 8 : European Powers, Islamic Movements, and the Transatlantic Slave Trade

Christopher L. Brown, Professor of History at Columbia University and Rudolph Ware, Associate Professor of History at the University of Michigan will discuss European slave trading and Islamic anti-slavery movements in 18th century Senegambia.

2015 Ohio River National Freedom Corridor Regional Underground Railroad Conference

The Ohio River National Freedom Corridor, in partnership with the Clermont County Convention and Visitors Bureau, will host the inaugural 2015 Regional Underground Railroad Conference at the Eastgate Holiday Inn and Conference Center in Cincinnati, Ohio on October 16-18, 2015.  The Ohio River corridor has a rich legacy of abolitionist and Underground Railroad history--much of which remains untold.

Enquiry: The involvement of Genoan and Venetian merchants in the Atlantic slave trade

Dear list members,

I was wondering if you could indicate any references on the involvement of Genoan and Venetian slave merchants in the Atlantic trade from the 16th century onwards, especially due to the quasi-exclusive Ottoman control of the Black Sea and its markets.

There are only minute hints in William D. Phillips, Slavery from Roman Times to the Early Transatlantic Trade, Manchester, Manchester University Press, 1985.

CFP: Conference of Quaker Historians and Archivists & Quaker Studies Research Association Joint Conference

Call for Proposals
Conference of Quaker Historians and Archivists &
Quaker Studies Research Association
Joint Conference
Woodbrooke Quaker Study Centre
1046 Bristol Road
Birmingham, B29 6LJ
United Kingdom

June 24-26, 2016

Extended CFP: Slavery in the medieval world

Dear all,
While we already have seven sessions planned for Leeds next year, we'd like to make sure no papers are excluded.  If you haven't, please get your titles, abstracts, etc. in by 15 September!
Thomas MacMaster,

University of Edinburgh/Morehouse College


“Slavery in the Medieval World”:

A Call for Papers and Sessions for participation in the 2016 Leeds International Medieval Congress


H-Slavery's New Network Editor

Dear All,

I'd like to say welcome to Elise A. Mitchell, who has recently joined H-Slavery as a Network Editor. She is a graduate student in the History Department at New York University with concentrations in Atlantic World History and Caribbean and Latin American History. Her research interests include Caribbean slavery, histories of racial ideologies, gender, the human, and the body, and visual culture related to Atlantic slavery.  Welcome!

Kind Regards,

David Prior
Editor, H-Slavery


Journal of Global Slavery: Call for article submissions

Journal of Global Slavery

Call for article submissions


The Journal of Global Slavery (JGS) aims to advance and promote a greater understanding

of slavery and post-slavery from comparative, transregional, and/or global perspectives. It

especially underscores the global and globalizing nature of slavery in world history.


As a practice in which human beings were held captive for an indefinite period of time,

Singing Slave Women in the Medieval Islamic Court: Research and Teaching Resources

Lisa Nielson, Anisfield-Wolf SAGES Fellow at Case Western Reserve University, offers H-Slavery the second of a series of topical guides concerning the study of slavery. The goal of this post is to provide a concise introduction to the major themes and works within this field with the hope of fostering more dialogue on the topic. Full references to works mentioned in the text appear in the bibliography below.


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