Literature associated with slavery provokes and often seeks to provoke emotional responses. This has been most widely studied in the context of late 18th and 19th sentimentalism, a key dimension of abolitionist movements. As a first major case of affective politics, slavery paved the way for more recent efforts to not only ‘harness’ emotional responses to human rights abuses but also train subjects to experience them.
The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation– EXARC Fellowship is intended to advance the investigation and interpretation of archaeological and experimental archaeological heritage by supporting research and scholarship through a partnership between EXARC, the international organization of Archaeological Open-Air Museums (AOAM) and Experimental Archaeology, and the Colonial Williamsburg, America’s largest outdoor living history museum. This fellowship will fund one month of scholarship in residence at the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation.
Panel Title “Living in a Material World: Objects, Capitalism and the Transatlantic Imagination”
This panel seeks papers that will explore the material history of objects as they are circulated between Europe and the Atlantic World (broadly conceived) during the long eighteenth century. Tied to the legacies of imperialism, slavery, and creolization, discussing material objects allows for an avenue of scholarly intervention onto the global markets that existed at the time and naturalized value systems that reverberate to this day.
Call for Authors: 50 Events that Shaped African American History
The Hudson River Maritime Museum is proud to annouce that registration is now open for its Shipwreck Symposium, to be held on Saturday, May 20, 2017.
Historic Old Salem is hosting the Geist Institute's 3rd Annual German Script Course. Course offers 30 hours of group instruction in reading 18th and 19th Century manuscripts. Instructor Julie Weber, PhD has 20+ years experience transcribing historic German documents. Details on website or email questions. Participants must be proficient in reading German (minimum 4 semesters of German).
Workshop Bruges - 26-27 October 2017
Transcending boundaries? Solidarity in the pre-industrial period
Call for papers - Workshop
Institute of Historical Research
School of Advanced Study, Senate House, University of London
The New Netherland Research Center (NNRC), a joint endeavor of the New Netherland Institute (NNI) and the Office of Cultural Education, New York State Education Department (NYSED/OCE), with financial support from the Government of the Netherlands, announces the NNRC Student Scholar in Residence Research Grant. The grant covers a period of up to three months in residence and provides a stipend of $5,000. A time frame for fulfilling the grant requirements will be established in consultation with the Director of NNRC. No housing, travel funds, or health insurance are provided.