CFP: Slavery in Africa – Past, Heritage, Present

The organizing committee of the international conference, “Slavery in Africa: Past, Heritage, Present” are inviting all interested researchers to submit paper or panel proposals. The conference will be held in Nairobi, Kenya from October 27-29, 2014. This international conference seeks to mark a significant moment in the reactivation and intensification of research on slavery in […]

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CFP: Re/framing Slavery, Contemporary Child Labor & Rights, and Abolition and Emancipation across Time and Space: A Conference in Honor of Professor Paul E. Lovejoy

SECOND CALL FOR PAPERS FOR AN INTERNATIONAL INTERDISCIPLINARY CONFERENCE TOPIC: Re/framing Slavery, Contemporary Child Labor & Rights, and Abolition and Emancipation across Time and Space: A Conference in Honor of Professor Paul E. Lovejoy DATE: May 22-May 24, 2014 VENUE: Jaria Hotel, No. 1 Levender Street, East Legon-Accra, Ghana During the past half-century or so, […]

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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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Natalie Zemon Davis talk on eschatology and slavery in Jewish colonisation

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Voices from the Days of Slavery from the Library of Congress

Voices from the Days of Slavery—from the Library of Congress,—is a great resource for students and researchers of African Diaspora history. This digital collection contains almost seven hours of interviews recorded between 1932 and 1975 in nine Southern states. Twenty-three interviewees, born between 1823 and the early 1860’s, discuss how they felt about slavery, slaveholders, […]

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