Interview: The Colonial Art of Demonizing Others | The UCSB Current
Andrea Estrada / Esther Lezra

Interview: The Colonial Art of Demonizing Others | The UCSB Current

H/T – The Repeating Islands – Andrea Estrada interviews Esther Lezra on her new book The Colonial Art of Demonizing Others (Routledge, 2014): “It was important to show that the representational patterns that we use today are inheritors of an early representational rhetoric that was intrinsically tied up with material violence and injustice endured by … Continue reading

DIGITAL: Banjology
David Garner / Laurent DuBois / Mary Caton Lingold

DIGITAL: Banjology

From the website: This website is a work-in-progress by Laurent Dubois, David Garner, and Mary Caton Lingold of Duke University. Our goal is to showcase our research on the history of the banjo in the Afro-Atlantic world, including historical documents, visual materials, material objects, and musical transcription and analysis. We focus particularly on Haiti and … Continue reading

David Eltis / Peter Alegi / Peter Limb

AUDIO: Eltis on the Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade Database | Africa Past and Present

On Africa Past and Present: David Eltis, Robert W. Woodruff Professor of History at Emory University, on the making of the Transatlantic Slave Trade database,  a landmark collaborative digital project he has co-edited for two decades. Eltis discusses the research process, online dissemination, and new directions for the initiative. This is the second part of … Continue reading

Paul Lovejoy / Peter Alegi / Peter Limb

AUDIO: Lovejoy on Building Databases of Enslaved Africans | Africa Past and Present

On Africa Past and Present: Paul Lovejoy, Canada Research Chair in African Diaspora History at York University, discusses building an international database of biographical information on all enslaved Africans. He outlines this digital history project’s contribution to the study of slavery, race, and broader themes in global history. This is the first part of a … Continue reading

Aderonke Adesola Adesanya / Dior Konaté / Ibrahim Mouiche / Lydie Chantal Ella-Meye / Naffet Keïta / Peace Habomugisha / Penda M'Bow

EDITED: M’Bow on Gender Equality, Women, and Citizenship in Africa

Penda M’Bow, ed. Hommes et femmes entre sphères publique et privée. Dakar: Codesria, 2005. The result of a 1998 conference on gender equality in Africa, Hommes et femmes explores the position of men and women in the public and private spheres across the continent, with a special focus on the role gender inequity and sexism … Continue reading

EDITED: Robertson and Klein on Women and Slavery in Africa
Bruce L. Mouser / Carol P. MacCormack / Claire C. Robertson / Claude Meillassoux / Curtin A. Keim / Edna G. Bay / Edward A. Alpers / George E. Brooks / Herbert Klein / J. P. Olivier de Sardan / John K. Thornton / Marcia Wright / Martin A. Klein / Patrick Manning / Peter Alegi / Peter Limb / Robert Harms / Susan H. Broadhead / Susan Martin

EDITED: Robertson and Klein on Women and Slavery in Africa

African Diaspora, Ph.D. is revisiting scholarship that has shaped the study of people of African descent across time and place. Claire C. Robertson and Martin A. Klein, eds. Women and Slavery in Africa. Madison: University of Wisconsin Press, 1985. In a 1985 review of the volume, Patrick Manning wrote: Continue reading

BOOK: Allina on Slavery and Forced Labor in Colonial Mozambique
Eric Allina

BOOK: Allina on Slavery and Forced Labor in Colonial Mozambique

Eric Allina. Slavery by Any Other Name: African Life under Company Rule in Colonial Mozambique. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2012. via University of Virginia Press: Based on documents from a long-lost and unexplored colonial archive, Slavery by Any Other Name tells the story of how Portugal privatized part of its empire to the Mozambique … Continue reading

Tweets from the Atlantic Slave Biographies Database Conference at #MSU
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Tweets from the Atlantic Slave Biographies Database Conference at #MSU

Tweets from the Atlantic Slave Biographies Database Conference (#ASBDmsu) held at Michigan State University, November 8-9, 2013. Livetweeting courtesy of African Diaspora, Ph.D. on Twitter (@afrxdiasporaphd) [View the story "Tweets from the Atlantic Slave Biographies Database Conference at #MSU" on Storify] For more information, see here CONF: Biographies: Atlantic Slave Database Conference at MSU | … Continue reading

FILM: Retracing African Methodism
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FILM: Retracing African Methodism

This documentary project retrieves the liberation legacy of the African Methodist Episcopal Church (AME) in three different locations united by common narratives related to struggles against enslavement and Apartheid. In retracing the connected stories of the AME in the Dominican Republic, Haiti, and Namibia, the documentary reveals the extraordinary legacy of African Methodism outside the … Continue reading