Gilder-Lehrman Center: Resources
Activities and resources from the Gilder-Lehrman Center
- A CALL FOR PAPERS: A Gilder Lehrman Center Co-Sponsored
Event in August 2007 in Ghana, Africa: The bloody Writing is
for ever torn Domestic and International Consequences of the
First Governmental Efforts to Abolish the Atlantic Slave Trade
On August 8-12, 2007, the Omohundro Institute of Early American
History and Culture, in cooperation with UNESCO, the Gilder
Lehrman Institute of American History, the Gilder Lehrman Center
for the Study of Slavery, Resistance, and Abolition, the W. E.
B. Du Bois Institute for African and African American Research,
the Reed Foundation, Inc., and the Wilberforce Institute for the
Study of Slavery and Emancipation, will convene a major
international conference in Ghana, West Africa. Proposals for
individual papers and for panels are welcome; submissions may be
in English, French, or Portuguese. Include curriculum vitae.
Send five (5) hard copies or an email attachment to: Ghana
Conference, OIEAHC, P.O. Box 8781, Williamsburg, VA 23187-8781;
firstname.lastname@example.org. The deadline
for proposals is June 30, 2006. More information on the
conference can be found at
- Monday, December 11, 2006. 4:00 p.m.
Trunk Lines, Land Lines, and Local Exchanges: Operationalizing
the "Grapevine Telegraph" Most of us have heard about
the grapevine telegraph. Some of us sing about it. Few of us
though, know how an inherently secretive system actually worked,
especially in the hands of slaves. Picking up where studies of
black maritime workers leave off seaside wharves and riverside
quays Susan O'Donovan, Associate Professor of History and
African & African American Studies, draws on the records of the
Freedmen's Savings and Trust Company, runaway ads, and jailors'
notices to map those patterns of travel that eventually
connected Norfolk to New Orleans, ports to plantations, and
America's slaves to one another. The McDougal Center, Room 119a,
320 York Street.
http://www.yale.edu/glc/events/index.htm for a list of all
the GLC Events
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