Job: Professor of English and of African American Studies, Yale (15 November)

The Departments of African American Studies and English at Yale University seek to hire a scholar of Anglophone Caribbean literatures in a tenured appointment at the rank of Associate or Full Professor, as commensurate with the candidate’s qualifications.  The appointment will carry full membership in both departments.  Field specialization may include candidates whose work places…

Slavery’s Untold Stories in the Era of Trump and M4BL (27 October)

“U.S. Slavery’s Untold Stories in the Era of Trump and M4BL” Registration Open This one-day workshop will be held on Friday 27th October 2017 at the University of Liverpool, with support from the Royal Historical Society and the Centre for the Study of International Slavery. A link to the day’s timetable and registration can be found here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/us-slaverys-untold-stories-in-the-era-of-trump-and-m4bl-tickets-37913722966

Exhibition: Not as it is Written: Black Pittsburgh in Voice and Image (7 October – 1 December 2017)

Newcastle University is pleased to announce a new civil rights themed exhibition and app as part of Freedom City 2017 (freedomcity2017.com), the commemoration of the 50th anniversary of Dr Martin Luther King Jr’s honorary degree from the university. Please circulate the news of the app especially to interested colleagues and students, and consider using it…

Funding: PhD in Literary History (Race/Representation/Justice/Cultural Activism), Nottingham Trent University

PhD in Literary History (Race/Representation/Justice/Cultural Activism) Overview Applications are welcomed from prospective students to research under the supervision of Professor Sharon Monteith, a Leverhulme Fellow writing a literary history of the US civil rights movement who has supervised c. 30 PhD students to successful completion. Proposals should focus on literary history in the cultural context…

Exhibition open: Legacies of Slavery and Abolition (15 September – 14 October)

Exhibition Description The Portico Library opened its doors in 1806, just months before Parliament voted to abolish the Atlantic slave trade. These two events might seem to be unrelated to one another, but the Library’s founding members included both abolitionists and pro-slavery activists. Although it was not a port city directly involved in the slave…

Black Art, Black Power: Responses to Soul of a Nation (13 October)

Black Art, Black Power: Responses to Soul of a Nation Friday 13 October 2017, 10.30 – 18.00 Starr Cinema, Tate Modern, London This landmark conference brings together artists, academics and curators from the UK and USA for a series of unique presentations and rich panel discussions that explore the art, artists and social histories featured in the…

Lecturer in English (American Literature), National University of Ireland Maynooth (27 April)

We are seeking an excellent academic to join our staff as a Lecturer in English (American Literature). The person appointed will have a proven record of teaching, research and publication, appropriate to career stage, and will have a demonstrable expertise in American Literature. The appointee will be expected to make a strong contribution to the…

Armed People of African Descent: Africa and the Americas: 1750-1900 (12-13 May)

‘Armed people of African descent: Africa and the Americas, 1750-1900’ Conference at the University of Warwick 12th-13th May 2017 This conference is concerned with the use of armed men of African descent by the European empires and American states of the Atlantic world in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. This encompasses both those deliberately armed…

PhD Studentships in African-American Studies, Northumbria University (20 January 2017)

Northumbria University invites applicants wishing to complete PhD dissertations relating to African-American political, social, or cultural activism in the post-1945 period and/or the history and cultures of the modern (post-1900) US South. It is particularly interested in projects that propose to adopt inter- or multi-disciplinary approaches. Further information can be found here: https://www.findaphd.com/search/ProjectDetails.aspx?PJID=81633&LID=1151 and here:…

CFP: The Red and the Black: The Russian Revolution and the Black Atlantic (31 January 2017)

Call for Papers: The Red and the Black – The Russian Revolution and the Black Atlantic Conference to be held at the Institute for Black Atlantic Research (IBAR), University of Central Lancashire, Preston, 14-15 October 2017, to mark the centenary of the Russian Revolution. Keynote speaker: Professor Winston James, University of California, Irvine. With special…