AUDIO: Lovejoy on Building Databases of Enslaved Africans | Africa Past and Present

On Africa Past and Present: Paul Lovejoy, Canada Research Chair in African Diaspora History at York University, discusses building an international database of biographical information on all enslaved Africans. He outlines this digital history project’s contribution to the study of slavery, race, and broader themes in global history. This is the first part of a … Continue reading AUDIO: Lovejoy on Building Databases of Enslaved Africans | Africa Past and Present

EDITED: Lovejoy and Bowser on Teaching the Atlantic Slave Trade

Paul E. Lovejoy, and Benjamin P. Bowser, eds. The Transatlantic Slave Trade and Slavery: New Directions in Teaching and Learning. Harriet Tubman Series on the African Diaspora. Trenton, NJ: Africa World Press, 2012. The Harriet Tubman Institute is pleased to announce the Africa World Press publication of a new title in the Harriet Tubman Series … Continue reading EDITED: Lovejoy and Bowser on Teaching the Atlantic Slave Trade

Call for Papers/Panels: Life Histories of African Slaves (ASA 2013 & AEGIS 2013)

via The Harriet Tubman Institute: Over the last five years, Alice Bellagamba, Carolyn Brown, Sandra Greene and Martin Klein have been involved in a project to find and publish African sources on the history of slavery and the slave trade within Africa. The most recent was a conference in Berlin that dealt with work and … Continue reading Call for Papers/Panels: Life Histories of African Slaves (ASA 2013 & AEGIS 2013)

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 CONF: Endangered Archives Workshop 2010

Debating Olaudah Equiano

Vincent Carretta and Paul Lovejoy debate Olaudah Equiano's origins in the December 2006 and April 2007 issues of Slavery & Abolition: A Journal of Slave and Post Slave Studies. The debate surrounds Vincent Carretta's argument that there is convincing evidence that Equiano was not an African, as he claimed, but was born as a slave … Continue reading Debating Olaudah Equiano