Hidden Economies of Slavery
In light of the financial difficulties many in our profession are currently experiencing, the SCWH is now accepting applications for micro-grants to help both PhD students and contingent faculty (i.e., those who are employed off the tenure track) to cover some of their research costs this summer. This might include the purchase of books, digitizing archival material, or other small research-related costs. Recipients will receive $200 each. Please send a CV and a one-page proposal explaining the project you are researching and how you intend to use the funds. Applications are due to
In light of the cancellation of the SCWH’s June 2020 Conference, we have decided to move our conference, hopefully with much of our program intact, to June 17-19, 2021, in Raleigh, North Carolina. We’re still working out details about the program and the hotel, but we wanted our members to get this news, as quickly as possible, so you could begin to make your plans. Of course, like of all of you, we are mindful of how tentative our planning continues to be in the time of this pandemic, but we remain hopeful that the meeting can go forward next June.
Call for Proposals
Ohio Valley History
“Universities, Slavery, and History’s Role in Institutional Reform”
Pressman, Matthew. _On Press: The Liberal Values That Shaped the
News_. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 2018. 336 pp.
$29.95, ISBN 978-0-674-97665-8.
Reviewed for H-CivWar by David K. Graham
Davis, James A.. _Maryland, My Maryland: Music and Patriotism
during the American Civil War_. Lincoln: University of Nebraska
The Louisiana State University Special Collections department invites applications to our 2020-2021 research travel grant program. Grants of at least $1,000 are available to support travel, lodging, and additional expenses during a research visit to Baton Rouge, LA.
For Immediate Press Release – March 03, 2020 #toyinfalolaprize:
This will be the 2020 conference at the University of Arizona, Tucson, the first weekend of May. Any paper dealing with the universal themes of imprisonment, freedom, slavery, etc. will be welcome, pertaining to the Middle Ages and the early modern age (loosely defined). This can pertain to actual imprisonment as a punishment, torture, etc., it can also pertain to slavery, servitude, or indenture. Many times, courtly poets have also drawn from the concept of imprisonment, either literally or metaphorically, to express their personal suffering, either as lovers or in political terms.