VIDEO/FILM: Viramundo (with Gilberto Gil)
Gilberto Gil / Pierre Yves Borgeaud

VIDEO/FILM: Viramundo (with Gilberto Gil)

via official website: After decades of sold out shows and international recognition, musician Gilberto Gil embarks on a new kind of world tour through the southern hemisphere. From Bahia, he travels to the land of the Aborigines of Australia and the townships of South Africa, ending in the Brazilian Amazon region. With the same passion, … Continue reading

Congratulations to James H. Sweet, Winner of the 2012 Douglass Prize
James H. Sweet

Congratulations to James H. Sweet, Winner of the 2012 Douglass Prize

From the Gilder Lerhman Center: James Sweet, Professor of History at the University of Wisconsin, has been selected as the winner of the 2012 Frederick Douglass Book Prize for his book, Domingos Álvares, African Healing, and the Intellectual History of the Atlantic World (University of North Carolina Press). The Douglass Prize was jointly created by … Continue reading

Luiz Felipe de Alencastro

CFP: The South Atlantic, Past and Present

Call for Papers:  The South Atlantic, Past and Present Guest Editor: Luiz Felipe de Alencastro (Université Paris Sorbonne) This volume will focus on the historical, geopolitical and cultural aspects of the South Atlantic, past and present. From 1550 to 1850 most of Brazil and Angola formed a system sustained by the slave trade and intercolonial … 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

2012 Frederick Douglass Book Prize Finalists Announced
Carla L. Peterson / James H. Sweet / R. Blakeslee Gilpin / Robin Blackburn

2012 Frederick Douglass Book Prize Finalists Announced

The finalists for the 14th Annual Frederick Douglass Book Prize have been announced. From the announcement: Robin Blackburn for The American Crucible: Slavery, Emancipation and Human Rights (Verso Books) In The American Crucible, Robin Blackburn has provided one of the most commanding and wide-ranging examinations of Atlantic abolitionism in years.  In an era of specialization, … Continue reading

ARTICLE:  Bethencourt on Creolization and Kongo Agency
Francisco Bethencourt

ARTICLE: Bethencourt on Creolization and Kongo Agency

  Francisco Bethencourt. “Creolization of the Atlantic World: The Portuguese and the Kongolese.” Portuguese Studies 27, no. 1 (2011): 56–69. Abstract: From In the 1930s, Gilberto Freyre’s praise of mixed-race people in Brazil challenged the idea of white supremacy, contributing to the building of a new Brazilian identity. In the 1950s, Freyre projected the idea … 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