NEWS: Dylan Penningroth Wins 2012 Macarthur “Genius” Grant
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NEWS: Dylan Penningroth Wins 2012 Macarthur “Genius” Grant

Dylan Penningroth (Northwestern U.) has been awarded a 2012 Macarthur “Genius” grant for his work on kinship and property within slave communities in the United States and along the Gold Coast. From the Macarthur Foundation website: Dylan C. Penningroth is a historian who examines shifting concepts of property ownership and kinship in order to shed … Continue reading

BOOK: Soares on Slavery, Catholicism, and Urban Life in Eighteenth-Century Rio
Mariza de Carvalho Soares

BOOK: Soares on Slavery, Catholicism, and Urban Life in Eighteenth-Century Rio

Mariza de Carvalho Soares, People of Faith: Slavery and African Catholics in Eighteenth-Century Rio De Janeiro. Translated by Jerry D. Metz. Duke University Press Books, 2011. Description (Duke University Press): “In People of Faith, Mariza de Carvalho Soares reconstructs the everyday lives of Mina slaves transported in the eighteenth century to Rio de Janeiro from … Continue reading

Dayan Receives Vanderbilt University Chancellor’s Award
Colin (Joan) Dayan

Dayan Receives Vanderbilt University Chancellor’s Award

Via Repeating Islands:  Colin Dayan recently received a Vanderbilt University Chancellor’s Award for her research and book The Law Is a White Dog: How Legal Rituals Make and Unmake Persons (Princeton University Press, 2011), which was selected by Choice as one of top 25 books for 2011… Description (excerpt): Moving seamlessly across genres and disciplines, … 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

Annette Gordon-Reed

Gordon-Reed Wins George Washington Book Prize

Along with the National Book Award and the Pulitzer Prize: “Historian and author Annette Gordon-Reed has won a literary Triple Crown with her remarkable “The Hemingses of Monticello: An American Family,” her 798-page exploration of Thomas Jefferson and the family of slaves with whom he became intimately involved. The book has won the National Book … Continue reading