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Conference "Reckoning With Slavery: New Directions in the History, Memory, Legacy, and Popular Representations of Enslavement”

 

November 16-18, 2017

The Lapidus Center for the Historical Analysis of Transatlantic Slavery at the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture presents its inaugural conference, “Reckoning With Slavery: New Directions in the History, Memory, Legacy, and Popular Representations of Enslavement”. It will take place at the Schomburg Center.

Most Recent Topical Guide

Dear All, 

Just a quick note that a slightly revised version of our most recent topical guide, by Dr. Christopher Sawula, is now available in its final form on our main topical guide page, here.  This page also lays out the process for writing a guide for any interested scholars.  And many thanks to all our subscribers for their input and efforts on these and other initiatives! 

Kind Regards, 

CALL FOR PAPERS: Vernacular Architecture Forum 2018 Annual Meeting, A Shared Heritage: Urban and Rural Experience on the Banks of the Potomac, May 2-5, 2018, in Alexandria, Virginia. DEADLINE – OCTOBER 30, 2017

The Vernacular Architecture Forum (www.vafweb.org) invites paper proposals for its 37th Annual Conference, A Shared Heritage: Urban and Rural Experience on the Banks of the Potomac, May 2-5, 2018, in Alexandria, Virginia.  Papers may address vernacular and everyday buildings, sites, or cultural landscapes worldwide.

Book announcement: Surviving Slavery in the British Caribbean

Dear Colleagues,

I wanted to draw your attention to the publication of Surviving Slavery in the British Caribbean, now available from the University of Pennsylvania Press.  Please feel free to share with any colleagues, students, or librarians that might be interested.

For a 20% discount, use promo code PH89 at http://www.upenn.edu/pennpress/book/15720.html

Surviving Slavery in the British Caribbean 
Randy M. Browne

Invitation to become a member of the Memory Studies Association

Dear H-Slavery subscribers,

having followed this listserv for a little while now, I believe that some of you might be interested in becoming a member of the Memory Studies Association and connecting with the interdisciplinary field of memory studies more generally.

As one of its current co-chairs, I would be happy to answer any questions. Please check out the website for more information: https://www.memorystudiesassociation.org/

Best wishes,

David Wheat Wins the 2017 Harriet Tubman Book Prize

The Lapidus Center for the Historical Analysis of Transatlantic Slavery, at the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, is delighted to announce that David Wheat’s Atlantic Africa and the Spanish Caribbean, 1570-1640 is the winner of its second annual Harriet Tubman Prize. The $7,500 prize is awarded to the best nonfiction book published in the United States on the slave trade, slavery, and anti-slavery in the Atlantic World.

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