Call for Papers: Medieval Unfreedoms. Slavery, Servitude, and Trafficking in Humans before the Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade 10/19–20, 2018

Dear colleagues,

CEMERS, the Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies at Binghamton University (SUNY), is organizing this conference, which will take place on October 19–20, 2018. The deadline for proposals is May 1.

Below you will find the formal call for papers. The organizers would be delighted to receive proposals for papers or panels on Asian History, Visual Art, Literature, Theater, etc. The conference is truly interdisciplinary and I hope many of you will consider presenting there.


Roberta Strippoli



New book

Zeuske, Michael, Sklaverei. Eine Menschheitsgeschichte. Von der Steinzeit bis heute, Stuttgart: Reclam, 2018 [Slavery. A history of humanity. From the Stone Age until today, Stuttgart: Reclam, 2018/ Esclavitud. Una historia de la humanidad. Desde la Edad de Piedra hasta hoy, Stuttgart: Reclam, 2018].

TOC: Journal of American Culture (special issue on Slavery in the Contemporary Imagination)

H-Slavery subscribers may be interested in the March 2018 special issue of the Journal of American Culture, on Slavery and the Contemporary Imagination, edited by Janell Hobson and Jane Caputi. The full issue can be found at:


Alyssa Goldstein Sepinwall, “Black Lives Matter in History Too: Slavery, Memory, and the Haitian Revolution in Chris Rock’s Top Five

2019 Latin American and Caribbean Section of the Southern Historical Association (LACS-SHA) // Louisville, Kentucky // 7-10 November 2019

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The Latin American and Caribbean Section (LACS) of the Southern Historical Association welcomes individual paper and panel proposals for the SHA’s 85th Annual Meeting to be held in Louisville, Kentucky, November 7-10, 2019.  

new work from Livingstone Online



See below for an announcement about new publications and scholarship from Livingstone Online (, an important digital humanities resource for scholars on the history of slavery and abolition in Africa. Please take a moment to review and/or share with anyone that might be interested. Apologies for any cross-listings.

CFP: Traces of the Slave Trade in the Holy Roman Empire and its Successor States: Discourses, Practices, and Objects, 1500–1850

Second conference of the ERC project "German Slavery”
University of Bremen, November 29–December 1, 2018

Organizers: Prof. Rebekka v. Mallinckrodt, Dr. Josef Köstlbauer, Sarah Lentz


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