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 the people where it may commence, but flashes with lightning … Continue reading Bonner on Frederick Douglass’s Compressed, Expanding World | @AAIHS

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

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“Europeans Purchasing a Slave Woman, late 18th cent.,” Guillaume Raynal, Histoire Philosophique et Politique . . . des Europeens dans les Deux Indes (Geneva, 1780), vol. 7, p. 377. (Copy at the John Carter Brown Library at Brown University) Image Reference H005 as shown on http://www.slaveryimages.org, compiled by Jerome Handler and Michael Tuite, and sponsored by the Virginia Foundation for the Humanities and the University of Virginia Library.

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, their archives can be considered a representative source for studying the history of the book trade and dissemination of ideas in the late Enlightenment.

Using state of the art database, web interface and GIS technology, the project provides a user-friendly resource for use by scholars, teachers and students of French literature and history, book history, the Enlightenment and bibliography more generally…

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DIGITAL: 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 Mänil in reaction to the continuing existence of segregation in … Continue reading DIGITAL: Image of the Black in Western Art Research Project and Photo Archive

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 Algeria, Brazil, Colombia, Cuba, Ghana, Jamaica, Nigeria, Sierra Leone and … Continue reading CONF: Endangered Archives Workshop 2010

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 urgency to these policy discussions as major digital initiatives involving … Continue reading CONF: First International Conference on African Digital Libraries & Archives

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 of over one thousand leading academic journals across the humanities, … Continue reading Resource: Aluka, the Digital Library of Scholarly Resources from and about Africa

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: http://afripod.aodl.org/ A new episode of Africa Past & Present – the podcast about history, culture, and politics … Continue reading New Podcast: Africa Past & Present

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, enslaved peoples, slave traders and owners, and trading routes. The … Continue reading Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade Database Online