Berry and Morgan: #Blacklivesmatter Till They Don’t: Slavery’s Lasting Legacy
Daina Ramey Berry / Jennifer Morgan

Berry and Morgan: #Blacklivesmatter Till They Don’t: Slavery’s Lasting Legacy

“We live in a nation that has yet to grapple with the history of slavery and its afterlife.” – Daina Ramey Berry and Jennifer L. Morgan In an essay for The American Prospect, slavery scholars Daina Ramey Berry and Jennifer L. Morgan place #blacklivesmatter protests around the world in context with “the historical value of … Continue reading

ARTICLES: Material Cultures of Slavery in British Caribbean
B. W. Higman / Christer Petley / Douglas V. Armstrong / Frederick H. Smith / James A. Delle / Justin Roberts / Kristen R. Fellows / Matthew C. Reilly / Natalie Zacek / Stephan Lenik / Stephanie Bergman

ARTICLES: Material Cultures of Slavery in British Caribbean

Special Issue: Material Cultures of Slavery and Abolition in the British Caribbean Edited by Christer Petley and Stephan Lenik Stephan Lenik and Christer Petley, ‘Introduction: The Material Cultures of Slavery and Abolition in the British Caribbean’ Section I – Planters, workers and the development of plantation space 1. Douglas V. Armstrong and Matthew C. Reilly, … Continue reading

TALK: The Race for Digitality | Roopika Risam
Roopika Risam

TALK: The Race for Digitality | Roopika Risam

At African Diaspora 2.0, Roopika Risam of #DHPoco: Postcolonial Digital Humanities discussed the tension between digital humanities and African diaspora studies. An excerpt: “…In the race for digitality, we find ourselves struggling to understand the relationship between our deep investments in discourses like intersectional feminism or critical race theory and digital humanities. The burden of … Continue reading

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

EDITED: Meuwese and Fortin on Biographies & the Atlantic World
Bryan Sinche / Charlotte Carrington / Christian Crouch / Christopher Albi / Edward E. Andrews / Emma Christopher / Jeffrey A. Fortin / Kevin Dawson / Laura Chiemlewski / Mariana P. Candido / Mark Meuwese / Omar H. Ali / Sandra Rebok

EDITED: Meuwese and Fortin on Biographies & the Atlantic World

Mark Meuwese and Jeffrey A. Fortin, eds. Atlantic Biographies: Individuals and Peoples in the Atlantic World. Leiden: BRILL, 2013. via BRILL: 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