BOOK: Jones on Race, Rights and Birthright Citizenship

Martha S. Jones, Birthright Citizens: A History of Race and Rights in Antebellum America (Cambridge University Press, 2018).

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NEWS: How a Small Seminar Course Engaged Readers Everywhere – The Chronicle of Higher Education #blackwomanhood

The Chronicle’s teaching newsletter covers the Black Womanhood course taught by Drs. Jessica Marie Johnson and Martha Jones at Johns Hopkins University.

https://www.chronicle.com/article/How-a-Small-Seminar-Course/242886

BLOGROLL: Jones on Michelle Obama and the Black Women of the White House

Martha Jones puts Michelle Obama’s portrait (painted by Amy Sherald) in powerful historical context:

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DIGITAL: The Celia Project 

New website for the Celia Project: A Research Collaboration on the History of Slavery and Sexual Violence:

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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 of if, how, and why enslaved and free blacks throughout the Americas came to understand themselves as citizens of a particular nation (or possibly multiple nations) during the era of emancipation. Along with several panels focusing on varying aspects of this topic, the symposium will also feature a roundtable on the Atlantic World as a field, analytical concept, and pedagogical tool. Race and Nation is set to take place in Houston, Texas, on Rice University’s campus from February 21-22, 2014. The symposium is made possible thanks to generous funding from Rice University’s School of Humanities, the Department of History, the Humanities Research Center, the Program for the Study of Ethnicity, Race, and Culture, and the Graduate Student Association.

The conference hashtag is #raceandnation.

For more and full conference schedule: Race and Nation in the Age of Emancipations | A Symposium on the Atlantic World #RaceAndNation

CONF: CAAS at 40: Research and Community Partnerships (UMich)

“The Center for Afroamerican and African Studies is proud to celebrate its 40th anniversary with the conference, CAAS at 40: Research and Community Partnerships. “This three-day conference will feature a keynote lecture by the Detroit-based author and activist Grace Lee Boggs, musical performance by the neo-artist Dwele and the jazz pianist Randy Weston and his African Rhythms Trio, and a series of panels by CAAS faculty, students and alumni that reflect the Center’s longstanding commitment to excellence in research, teaching, and community outreach. We hope that you will join us for the entire conference and the performances as we celebrate the first 40 years of CAAS at the University of Michigan!”

Thursday, March 18
Alumni Center

For more information: http:/www.lsa.umich.edu/caas