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[APPLY] NEH Summer Institute, The Visual Culture of the American Civil War and Its Aftermath

The American Social History Project/Center for Media and Learning at the City University of New York Graduate Center will host a two-week NEH Summer Institute for college and university faculty in July 2018 on the Visual Culture of the American Civil War and Its Aftermath.  Applications to participate will be accepted via mail, e-mail, and our online application system until March 1, 2018.

The Darkness is the Light – Father Cyprian Davis and the Black American Catholic Experience

“Black Theology arises from the experience of being black and oppressed in the United States. It is a theology which seeks, first, to speak to Black people where they are now. It explains what it means to them to be black and Christian. Only then does it look beyond the Black community and present itself, without apology, to the white Christian world.

CFP Closing Soon: Enslavement, Conflict and Forced Marriage in Africa: Methods, Ethics, and the Political Economy of Knowledge Production

Call for Papers: Enslavement, Conflict and Forced Marriage in Africa: Methods, Ethics, and the Political Economy of Knowledge Production

Possible AHA Panel on Complex Loyalties within the Worlds of Enslavement

Dear all,

Although late, I'm still hoping to recruit fellow scholars of slavery in both Africa and the African Diaspora for a panel that would revolve around the complexities of loyalties, alliances, community-building and survival in the worlds of slavery at the AHA 2019 in Chicago.

 

Call for Books: Frederick Douglass Book Prize

The Gilder Lehrman Center for the Study of Slavery, Resistance, and Abolition and the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History are pleased to announce the twentieth annual Frederick Douglass Book Prize, an annual award for the most outstanding non-fiction book in English copyrighted in the year 2017 on the subject of slavery, resistance, and/or abolition. Beginning on January 2, 2018, we invite you to submit books that meet these criteria.

New Articles of Interest in the Pacific Historical Review

The Pacific Historical Review recently published the following articles that may interest H-Slavery list subscribers:

- “Protecting Slaves and Aborigines: The Legacies of European Colonialism in the British Empire” by Christina Twomey

- “A Voice for Slaves: The Office of the Fiscal in Berbice and the Beginning of Protection in the British Empire, 1819-1834” by Trevor Burnard

- “Archives of Protection: Language, Dispossession, and Resistance in 1840s Port Phillip District and New Zealand” by Rachel Standfield

Visiting Summer Research Fellowships at UNC’s Wilson Special Collections Library

The Wilson Special Collections Library at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Libraries is pleased to announce that it will award up to eight short-term summer research fellowships in the amount of $1,250 to support intensive, innovative, and impactful research use of its collections.

Supported topics include:

Massachusetts Historical Society Short-Term Fellowships, 2018-2019

Application deadline: March 1, 2018

Massachusetts Historical Society Short-term Fellowships carry a stipend of $2,000 to support four or more weeks of research in the MHS collections sometime between July 1, 2018, and June 30, 2019. Over twenty awards will be made, including an African American Studies Fellowship to support research in African American history. Short-term fellowships are open to independent scholars, advanced graduate students, and holders of the Ph.D. or the equivalent.

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