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

CONF: Race and Nation in the Age of Emancipations
Andrew Wegmann / Ashley Evelyn / Ben Wright / Beverly Tomek / Biko Gray / Cara Rogers / Caree Banton / Celso Thomas Castilho / Charlton Yingling / D. Andrew Johnson / Edward Molloy / Franz Hensel-Riveros / Gad Heuman / Ikuko Asaka / Jack P. Greene / James Sanders / Julie Saville / K. Aaron Van Oosterhout / Martha Jones / Matthew Clavin / Matthew Spooner / Natasha Lightfoot / Nikki Taylor / Paul Polgar / Philip A. Howard / Philip Kaisary / Rachel Purvis / Rosanne Adderley / Violet M. Johnson / W. Caleb McDaniel / W. E. Skidmore II

CONF: Race and Nation in the Age of Emancipations

via the website: “Race and Nation in the Age of Emancipations: A Symposium on the Atlantic World” seeks to explore the complicated relationship of race, citizenship, and national identity during the tumultuous long nineteenth century. By examining this connection in particular contexts within a broad Atlantic perspective, this symposium will contribute to a better understand … 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

CONF: Biographies: Atlantic Slave Database Conference at MSU
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CONF: Biographies: Atlantic Slave Database Conference at MSU

Biographies: Atlantic Slave Database Conference Michigan State University November 8th & 9th 2013 “In 2011, with the support of the National Endowment for the Humanities, MSU’s History Department and MATRIX initiated Biographies: The Atlantic Slave Data Network (ASDN). We seek to provide a platform for researchers to upload, analyze, visualize, and utilize data they have … Continue reading

CONF: Liberated Africans and Digital Humanities
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CONF: Liberated Africans and Digital Humanities

Hosted by University of California-Irvine: While the transatlantic slave trade lasted nearly four centuries, over one quarter, or 2.9 million enslaved Africans, disembarked in the Americas-and to a lesser extent in Africa- after 1807. About 174,000 of this 2.9 million were “re-captured” by naval vessels, mainly British, charged with suppressing this traffic. These were the … Continue reading

Esmé R. Cleall

ARTICLE/CONF: Cleall Reviews 2012 Legacies of British Slave-Ownership Conference at University College of London

Esmé R. Cleall. “Emancipation, Slave-Ownership and the Remaking of The British Imperial World, University College London, 29–31 March 2012.” History Workshop Journal 75, no. 1 (April 1, 2013): 307–310. Excerpt: This conference came out of the ESRC-funded Legacies of British Slave-Ownership Project (LBS) at University College London. Since April 2009 the LBS group has been investigating … Continue reading

The President of Emory Praises 3/5ths Compromise (Context & Responses)
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The President of Emory Praises 3/5ths Compromise (Context & Responses)

In the Winter 2013 issue of Emory Magazine, Emory University President James Wagner suggested the ‘3/5ths compromise’ was “a way to temper ideology and continue working toward the highest aspiration,” move beyond “polarization,” and “facilitated the achievement of what both sides of the debate really aspired to—a new nation.” Excerpt from original column: “…One instance … Continue reading

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CFP: “Pictures from an Expedition: Aesthetics of 19th-century Cartographic Exploration in the Americas” (Newberry Library)

Call for Papers: Newberry Library Symposium, June 20-21, 2013, Chicago, IL “Pictures from an Expedition: Aesthetics of 19th-century Cartographic Exploration in the Americas” We seek historians, art historians, geographers, and scholars of visual culture for a symposium to be held in Chicago at the Newberry Library on June 20-21, 2013. The symposium will consider the … Continue reading

CONF: Telling the History of Slavery: Scholarship, Museum Interpretation, and the Public at Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello
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CONF: Telling the History of Slavery: Scholarship, Museum Interpretation, and the Public at Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello

Fri, February 22, 2013, 9:00 am – Sat, February 23, 2013, 4:00 pm Reservations: Required This two-day event will feature panel discussions exploring recent innovations in slavery research and its impact on scholarship and public interpretation.  Bringing together leading experts from across academia, museums, and documentary filmmaking, the conference will include four panels, each with … Continue reading