CFP: 2014 Summer Institute/Instituto de Verano Slavery, Memory and Citizenship/ Esclavitud, Memoria y Ciudadanía

The Harriet Tubman Institute research project “Slavery, Memory and Citizenship” which is supported by the Social Science Research Council and Humanities (SSHRC) of Canada, and the National Institute of Anthropology and History (INAH), through the National Coordination of Anthropology and the National Programme for Research and Afrodescendant Cultural Diversity invite papers to participate in the 5th […]

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Language and Translation

CBC Radio had a series, Babel “Lost and Found in Translation”. On Episode 3 they discussed words that cannot be (easily) translated into English; the one I heard on the radio recently was a Portuguese word for the mark left by a glass on a table. We can think of others. And the reverse game of […]

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The Images of Slaves and Slavery

Many of you may have seen “The Spy Photo that Fooled NPR, the U.S. Army Intelligence Center, and Me” by Lois Leveen in The Atlantic this week or the posting on H-Net. The author notes that, “Folks interested in teaching students the value of archival research in the age of the internet might want to use […]

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Slavery, Memory, Citizenship: a Major Collaborative Research Initiative

The Harriet Tubman Institute hosts the Major Collaborative Research Initiative, “Slavery, Memory, Citizenship,” which is funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada. The MCRI Project is associated with the UNESCO Slave Route Project and involves collaboration with scholars and research centres world-wide. Visit the “Slavery, Memory, Citizenship” website at

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