ESSAY: Hahn on the “Legacy Of Eugene Genovese”
Eugene D. Genovese / Steven Hahn

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 … Continue reading

NEWS: Two 2011-2012 IGK Fellows Working on Slavery
Henrique Espada Lima / Martin A. Klein

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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

Alethea Gordon / Damani Partridge / Derek Peterson / Elisha Renne / Frieda Ekotto / Grace Lee Boggs / Grace Louise Bowers Sanders / James Chaffers / James Curtis / Julius Scott III / Kelly Askew / Kevin Gaines / Larry Rowley / Lori Hill / Luke Tripp / Maria Paz Gutierrez Esguerra / Marlyse Baptista / Martha Jones / Matthew Blanton / Megan Sweeney / Nesha Haniff / Paul Farber / Robin Means Coleman / Scott Ellsworth / Tonya Allen / Yazier Henry

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 … Continue reading

Alex Dupuy / Chelsey Kivland / Fabienne Doucet / Ferentz Lafargue / Gina Ulysse / Greg Beckett / Karen Richman / Laurent DuBois / Meg Satterthwaite / Michael Dash / Millery Polyné / Sibylle Fischer

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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

Patrick Tardieu / Ted Widmer

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 … Continue reading

Brooke Wooldridge / Deborah Jakubs / Deborah Jenson / Ian Baucom / Laurent DuBois / Patrick Tardieu

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 … Continue reading

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Patrick Tardieu Joins John Carter Brown Library

“Patrick Tardieu, the chief conservator at Haiti’s oldest library — the Bibliotheque Haitienne des Peres du Saint-Esprit in Port-au-Prince — is the John Carter Brown Library’s newest visiting scholar. Tardieu arrived in Providence Monday morning after a two-week stay with family in Montreal, where he sought refuge after the earthquake in Haiti…” Read more: The … Continue reading