The American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies has posted a list of panels for which there are openings at their March 22-25, 2018 conference in Orlando, via a link at https://asecs.press.jhu.edu. Please note number 180 in particular: Colloquy with Ramesh Mallipeddi on Spectacular Suffering: Witnessing Slavery in the Eighteenth-Century British Atlantic.
The Joel Lane Museum House presents our 26th Annual Historic Independence Day Open House—An Old-Fashioned Fourth of July Celebration!
Time: Tuesday, July 4, 2017, 11 am to 4 p.m.
Location: 160 South Saint Mary’s St., Raleigh, NC (at the foot of St. Mary’s St.), 27603, which is two blocks south of Hillsborough St., not far from downtown.
Admission: FREE & OPEN TO THE PUBLIC; donations welcome.
This panel seeks papers that 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.
Paper topics can include, but are not limited to:
This symposium, co-organized by Sophie White and Trevor Burnard, seeks to propel our thinking about how we understand the quotidian existence of enslaved people in the two biggest slave systems in the Greater Caribbean during the height of plantation slavery. Specifically, this conference focuses on alternative types of slave narratives and interrogates how such narratives were produced, the slave societies in which slave narratives existed and the meanings that we can attach to such narratives.
COLONIAL TRADE FAIRE
at the Oldham County History Center
Saturday, June 3 and Sunday, June 4
10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Held in conjunction with Arts on the Green Fine Arts and Crafts Festival
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.
CFP: Capitalist Transitions, Empire Building, and American History
Journal of Historical Sociology Special Issue
By James Parisot
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).