Dear H-SAE members,
Those of you interested in anthropology of the Mediterranean during the Medieval may wish to start a discussion.
Recently the writing system of a Medieval manuscript was revealed to be proto-Romance: i.e. the ancestor to the modern Romance languages. In addition, it is written with a proto-Italic alphabet. It is the only known document of this kind and therefore has considerable linguistic and historic importance.
A couple years ago my students and I built a database of silent race films (from 1909 to 1930). In fact, a number of you provided valuable assistance! You can find the database, as well as instructions on what to do with it, and background information, here: http://dhbasecamp.humanities.ucla.edu/afamfilm/.
Professor Moses Ochonu of Vanderbilt University has published a commentary on the movie, "Black Panther," on the History News Network. He discusses the ideas of Afro-pessimism and his coined term of "Afro-defeatism." Do scholars of this community have any comments on this thoughtful piece?
This is the third in a series of three posts on the nexus of emotions studies and slavery studies, organized by Dr. Michael E. Woods of Marshall University. Previous contributions appeared on Tuesday, January 3 and Tuesday, December 27. We thank the author, Dr. James Broomall of Shepherd University, for contributing the post and we welcome subscribers of both lists to respond with their thoughts.