EVENT: March 29th – Arondekar, Johnson, and Seijas on Decolonizing History

Jessica Marie Johnson, Anjali Arondekar and Tatiana Seijas to discuss decolonizing history this Thursday:

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BLOGROLL: Mount on Death and Memory From Mississippi to Chicago – @AAIHS

Guy Emerson Mount writes:

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ARTICLES: Connolly and Fuentes Co-Edit Special Issue on Archives of Slavery

Scholars of slavery engage history, archives, Saidiya Hartman, and violence, in a recent History of the Present. From the introduction by Brian Connolly and Marisa Fuentes:

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NEWS: International Slavery Museum marks ten years with stories of Ink and Blood 

New exhibit on slavery in Argentina, Cuba, Jamaica, the United States and Bahrain opens:

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DIGITAL: The Caribbean Memory Project

“The Caribbean Memory Project (CMP) is the Caribbean’s first crowd-sourced cultural heritage research platform. It is designed to activate and engage the memory of cultural heritage among a mixed audience and to aid in counteracting the effects of erasure and forgetting occurring in a growing number of contemporary Caribbean communities. The CMP is motivated by enduring questions of citizenship and its related responsibilities—to a family, a community, a country—which are central to the conceptualization and sustainable enactment of Caribbean identity.  The CMP’s foundational questions include:”

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DIGITAL: The Early Caribbean Digital Archive

“Partnered with the Digital Library of the Caribbean(DLOC) and housed in Northeastern University’s NULab for Texts, Maps, and Networks (NULabTMN), the Early Caribbean Digital Archive (ECDA) is a highly interactive digital scholars lab for the collaborative research and study of pre-C20 Caribbean literature. The ECDA seeks to engage both scholars and students in a shared, critical study of the textual, material, and cultural histories of the Caribbean by providing them with innovative digital technologies and newly emerging discursive platforms for generating new knowledges of the Caribbean’s rich body of materials.”

Explore: The Early Caribbean Digital Archive

 

SOURCE/DIGITAL: Issue 3.0 of A Colony in Crisis: The Saint-Domingue Grain Shortage of 1789

A Colony in Crisis…

“…is designed to provide online access to both the French originals and the English translations of key primary sources dealing with the grain shortage faced by the colony of Saint-Domingue in 1789, which are found under the Translations menu. Alongside the French original, each translation is presented with a brief historical introduction to situate the reader in the time period and help understand how this particular pamphlet fits into the episode. Each document has been reviewed by one of the scholars on our Board of Advisors. These pamphlets are primarily drawn from the University of Maryland’s Special Collections, although related items available at other institutions have been included as well. Please see our Worldcat list if you are interested in the physical items.”

On Issue 3.0 via the Introduction by Marlene L. Daut:
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SOURCE: Holy Trinity Church death records, 1818-1867 | Georgetown Slavery Archive

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NEWS: Harvard Puts Its Ties To Slavery On Display | WBUR

“As universities grapple with connections to slavery, Harvard is displaying documents that offer records of the enslaved people who lived and worked at the school.”
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