Vincent Brown discusses slavery and the database at Duke University: 'By responding creatively to the archival challenges presented by the social history of slavery, Harvard Professor Vincent Brown hopes to inspire new conversations about the inheritance of loss and the legacy of struggle. This presentation considers three graphic histories: an animated visualization of Voyages: The … Continue reading DIGITAL: Brown on Slavery’s History in the Age of the Database
The American Historical Review and Past & Present have joined forces to publish a joint, virtual special issue reviewing historiographic debates related to slavery and anti-slavery in the Atlantic World. "The editors of The American Historical Review and Past & Present are pleased to present a free virtual issue on ‘Slavery and anti-slavery in the … Continue reading ARTICLES/JOURNAL: Special Joint Issue on Slavery and Anti-Slavery in the Atlantic world
Special Issue of Social Text (33:4, 2015) on "The Question of Recovery: Slavery, Freedom, and the Archive," including a roundtable on slavery, mapping, and the digital humanities. Guest edited by Laura Helton, Justin Leroy, Max A. Mishler, Samantha Seeley, and Shauna Sweeney Articles Helton, Laura, Justin Leroy, Max A. Mishler, Samantha Seeley, and Shauna Sweeney. … Continue reading ARTICLE/JOURNAL/DIGITAL: Social Text Special Issue on Slavery, Freedom, and the Archive
Vincent Brown interviewed by MIT Comparative Media Studies/Writing on doing histories of slavery and digital history: "Multimedia scholarship invites reconsideration of how history has been, could be, and should be represented. By wrestling creatively and collectively with the difficult archival problems presented by social history of slavery, Harvard’s Vincent Brown hopes to chart new pathways … Continue reading PODCAST: Brown on “Designing Histories of Slavery for the Database Age”
Vincent Brown (Harvard University) unveils a new resource for studying slavery and slave revolt in Jamaica: via Slave Revolt in Jamaica, 1760-1761: This animated thematic map narrates the spatial history of the greatest slave insurrection in the eighteenth century British Empire. To teachers and researchers, the presentation offers a carefully curated archive of key documentary … Continue reading DIGITAL: New Resource – “Slave Revolt in Jamaica, 1760-1761: A Cartographic Narrative”
Vincent Brown, "Social Death and Political Life in the Study of Slavery." The American Historical Review, 114:1231–1249, December 2009. First paragraph steal: "Aboard the Hudibras in 1786, in the course of a harrowing journey from Africa to America, a popular woman died in slavery. Although she was “universally esteemed” among her fellow captives as an … Continue reading Brown, “Social Death and Political Life in the Study of Slavery”
In a special issue of the Common Place, historians weigh in on the early American books that inspire them as teachers and researchers: The nine historians featured here treat literature as evidence, but they do not see the books they recommend as repositories of neutral "facts." Carolyn Eastman considers the readers of a frequently reprinted … Continue reading Who Reads an Early American Book?
Brown, Vincent. The Reaper’s Garden: Death and Power in the World of Atlantic Slavery. Cambridge, Mass: Harvard University Press, 2008. On February 28, 2008, Harvard University Press will release Vincent Brown's The Reaper's Garden: Death and Power in the World of Atlantic Slavery. via HUP website: "What did people make of death in the world … Continue reading BOOK: Brown on Death and Power of Enslaved in Jamaica