Childs on Doing African Diaspora History as a Latin Americanist

In “Between Latin America and the African Diaspora?” Greg Childs discusses researching Latin America’s black history and the conflicts that can arise: Perhaps because I was indeed sitting right beside him the man did not see me. Or maybe he saw me but genuinely had no clue what kind of work I did or what to make of it or how to understand the way … Continue reading Childs on Doing African Diaspora History as a Latin Americanist

Orlando Patterson

INTERVIEW: David Scott x Orlando Patterson on Life, the Academy, and Slavery

Orlando Patterson

David Scott “The Paradox of Freedom: An Interview with Orlando Patterson.” Small Axe 17, no. 1 40 (March 1, 2013): 96–242.

Abstract:

In a long interview, Scott and Orlando Patterson discuss the sociologist and novelist’s childhood, education, public service, and books.

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Eugene Genovese

ESSAY: Hahn on the “Legacy Of Eugene Genovese”

“Yet no book of Genovese’s has had the impact of Roll, Jordan, Roll: The World the Slaves Made (1974). A long, complex, almost Hegelian treatment of the master-slave relation – and of the dynamics of power that were embedded within it – Roll, Jordan, Roll is a study of intense struggle, unfolding over decades, that enabled slaveholders to establish political and cultural hegemony but also … Continue reading ESSAY: Hahn on the “Legacy Of Eugene Genovese”

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NEWS: Two 2011-2012 IGK Fellows Working on Slavery

Two 2011-2012 Internationales Geisteswissenschaftliches Kolleg (IGK) Fellows at the Humboldt University of Berlin are developing projects related to slavery in Africa and the Americas.  From the website: Martin Klein is professor emeritus from the University of Toronto, where he taught African history. For most of the last forty years he has been doing research on the history of slavery and the slave trade within Africa. … Continue reading NEWS: Two 2011-2012 IGK Fellows Working on Slavery

New Journal and CFP: Notes & Records: Journal of African and African Diaspora Studies

Notes & Records: Journal of African and African Diaspora Studies (NRJAADS) Call for Papers Date:    2010-06-04 On behalf of Southern Interdisciplinary Roundtable on African Studies SIRAS), Kentucky State University, and the Editors, I am writing to inform you about the launching of a new peer-reviewed journal titled Notes and Records: An International Journal of African and African Diaspora Studies published by Kentucky State University on … Continue reading New Journal and CFP: Notes & Records: Journal of African and African Diaspora Studies

CONF: CAAS at 40: Research and Community Partnerships (UMich)

“The Center for Afroamerican and African Studies is proud to celebrate its 40th anniversary with the conference, CAAS at 40: Research and Community Partnerships. “This three-day conference will feature a keynote lecture by the Detroit-based author and activist Grace Lee Boggs, musical performance by the neo-artist Dwele and the jazz pianist Randy Weston and his African Rhythms Trio, and a series of panels by CAAS … Continue reading CONF: CAAS at 40: Research and Community Partnerships (UMich)

Ayiti Kraze / Haiti in Fragments Social Text)

“For some, Haiti is the “poorest nation in the Western Hemisphere,” a “failed state,” long on the brink of collapse. For others, Haiti is a beacon of freedom, evidence of the only successful slave revolt in modern history. This forum brings together scholars from different fields of study, and different parts of the world, for a conversation about ways to think about challenges that Haiti … Continue reading Ayiti Kraze / Haiti in Fragments Social Text)

WEB: Institut Français de Recherche en Afrique – Nigeria

Re-launched website: “IFRA-Nigeria is a non profit Institute set up to promote research in the social sciences and the humanities, as well as enhance collaborative work between scholars in France and West Africa. First established in 1990 and financed by the French Ministry for Foreign Affairs, the Institute has now been operating from the Universities of Ibadan (Institute of African Studies) and Zaria (Institute for … Continue reading WEB: Institut Français de Recherche en Afrique – Nigeria

Tardieu on Saving Haiti’s Archives and Libraries

“…But Patrick Tardieu, the 58-year-old curator of Haiti’s oldest library, the Bibliothèque Haitienne des Pères du Saint Esprit, says there is another need almost as important: preserving the country’s memory. The library houses an extensive collection of rare books relating to Haiti’s early history. That’s why Tardieu, who left Haiti for Montreal three days after the earthquake and came to Brown University on Monday at … Continue reading Tardieu on Saving Haiti’s Archives and Libraries

CONF: Haiti’s Archives in the Balance

Haiti’s Archives in the Balance Conference featuring Haitian archivist Patrick Tardieu, Haitian historian Jean Casimir, Duke faculty Ian Baucom, Laurent Dubois, Deborah Jenson, and Deborah Jakubs and Digital Library of the Caribbean coordinator, Brooke Wooldridge. Sponsored by the Duke University Center for French and Francophone Studies. Date: Monday, February 15, 2010 Time:  12:00pm-4:00pm Location:  Perkins Library, Room 217, Duke University Center for French and Francophone … Continue reading CONF: Haiti’s Archives in the Balance