Christopher Bonner

Bonner on Frederick Douglass’s Compressed, Expanding World | @AAIHS

Christopher Bonner writes: “As Douglass saw it, technological development enhanced political work. Steamships brought news from Europe in as few as fifteen days, which struck him as an immediate kind of knowledge that allowed a localized movement to exert a broad and seemingly instant influence. “A revolution now cannot be confined to the place or … Continue reading

REVIEW: Johnson on STN’s 18th Century French Book Trade Database
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REVIEW: Johnson on STN’s 18th Century French Book Trade Database

From The French Book Trade in Enlightenment Europe website: The French Book Trade in Enlightenment Europe project uses database technology to map the trade of the Société Typographique de Neuchâtel (STN), a celebrated Swiss publishing house that operated between 1769 and 1794. As the STN sold the works of other publishers alongside its own editions, … Continue reading

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Image of the Black in Western Art Research Project and Photo Archive

Spanning nearly 5,000 years and documenting virtually all forms of media, the Image of the Black in Western Art Research Project and Photo Archive is an unprecedented research project devoted to the systematic investigation of how people of African descent have been perceived and represented in art. Started in 1960 by Jean and Dominique de … Continue reading

Anna St. Onge / Carlos Algandona / Carlos Franco Liberato / Ismael Musah Montana / Jane G. Landers / Jean-Pierre Le Glaunec / Karen Needles / Mariza de Carvalho Soares / Meley Mulugetta Bezzabeh / Mohammed Bashir Salau / Nadine Hunt / Oscar Grandío Moragúez / Paul Lovejoy / Yacine Daddi Addoun

CONF: Endangered Archives Workshop 2010

*Endangered Archives Workshop 2010 Harriet Tubman Institute, York University, Canada Saturday, January 23 * * * With the explosive use of computers in recent decades, a growing number of researchers have been involved in the preservation of endangered archival documents through digital means. Accordingly, there are researchers funded by various significant bodies currently working in … Continue reading

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CONF: First International Conference on African Digital Libraries & Archives

July 1-3, 2009 Addis Ababa, Ethiopia From the website: Africa as a continent is lagging far behind in the global drive to build digital libraries and archives. As a continent, it has not engaged in any significant discussions and dialogue on strategy and policy for preserving and accessing its resources in digital form. There is … Continue reading

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Resource: Aluka, the Digital Library of Scholarly Resources from and about Africa

Aluka is an international, collaborative initiative building a digital library of scholarly resources from and about Africa. Today there are three collections that are made available to educational, research, and cultural institutions around the world. In 2008, Aluka became part of JSTOR, a not-for-profit organization building trusted digital archives for scholarship. JSTOR makes available archives … Continue reading

Peter Alegi / Peter Limb / Sean Jacobs

New Podcast: Africa Past & Present

The Africa Past & Present podcast is hosted by Michigan State University historians Peter Alegi and Peter Limb and is produced by MATRIX – The Center for Humane Arts, Letters, and Social Sciences Online at MSU. Listen and subscribe to the fortnightly “Africa Past and Present” podcast at: A new episode of Africa Past … Continue reading

David Eltis / David Richardson / Herbert Klein / Stephen Behrendt

Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade Database Online

From the website: Over 34,000 individual slaving expeditions between 1527 and 1866 that have been identified and verified to have actually occurred make up the Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade Database. Records of the voyages have been found in multiple archival sources which are listed in a variable in the dataset. These records provide details about vessels, … Continue reading