Who Your People Are

Turtle Island Examiner

Malinda Maynor Lowery, whom I am honored to call my friend, observes in the introduction to Lumbees in the Jim Crow South (2010) that identity within the Lumbee nation hinges largely on the question “Who's your people?” (p. xiii) The question refers to the respondant's family, her biological and affinal relatives, rather than her national identity.

CFP: Family, Gender & Politics in 19th Century Spanish America

Dear Neteros:

A colleague & I are looking for a few more historians to join us in forming a panel on the general topic of " Family, Gender & Politics in 19th-century Spanish America" to be presented at next year's meeting of the Southern Hiistorical Association/Latin American and Caribbean Section in St. Pete Beach, FL (Nov. 2-5, 2016).  We have 2 paper proposals so far (one on Colombia, another on Guatemala) and are looking for one or two more, plus a  moderator/discussant.

ANN: Familias empresarias y grandes empresas familiares en América Latina y España: una visión de largo plazo

NOVEDAD EDITORIAL 

Familias empresarias y grandes empresas familiares en América Latina y España: una visión de largo plazo - Paloma Fernández Pérez y Andrea Lluch (Ed.) Fundación BBVA, Bilbao, 2015. 

CFP: Special Issue on Caregiving, _Journal of Medical Humanities_

CFP: Special Issue of the Journal of Medical Humanities

Edited by Carol Schilling (Haverford College) and Mark Osteen (Loyola University Maryland)

 

For a Special Issue of JMH tentatively titled “Love's Labors: Representing Caregiving in the Family,” we seek scholarly essays on the topic of non-professional, familial caregiving.  We prefer papers written by academicians who have experiential knowledge of caring for an ill or disabled family member or other intimate.

 

"Richard Pryor's Peoria" digital archive

Dear colleagues,

I’m writing to announce “Richard Pryor’s Peoria”, a digital history project that reconstructs the comedian’s formative years through a curated collection of over 200 documents related to his life and the changing history of Peoria, Illinois, in whose red-light district Pryor was raised. 

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