PhD scholarship project at the Wilberforce Institute

Maritime Quarantine and Transatlantic Slavery

Application deadline: January 10, 2022

Applications are invited for this PhD scholarship project, working with the renowned Wilberforce Institute at the University of Hull, seeking to mine underexplored data within Slave Voyages to analyse what we can learn about maritime solutions in rival European slave trading zones to reduce disease transmission. In the aftermath of COVID 19, such imperative research considers the effectiveness of historic multiracial isolation zones to quarantine diseases, including spaces such as Robben Island in South Africa, slave forts and barracoons along the West Coast of Africa, and the sugar economies in the Caribbean and Latin America. In addition to these land-based strategies for preventing disease transmission, seaborne solutions to curtailing pandemics, both in transit and through floating quarantine in the Atlantic and Indian Oceans, will further expand our knowledge of how maritime communities effectively limited transmittable diseases such as cholera, typhus, small pox, and yellow fever in the period of the transatlantic slave trade between the fifteenth and nineteenth centuries. To broaden the significance of the analysis, a panel of internationally renowned medical, maritime and slavery scholars have also been assembled to support this studentship – thereby ensuring findings have the potential to inform contemporary debates about fighting future disease pandemics.

Apply here

For informal enquiries, please contact Dr Nicholas Evans

Heidelberg Center for American Studies Annual Spring Academy Conference

Heidelberg, Germany, March 21-25, 2022            

The Heidelberg Center for American Studies (HCA) invites applications for its annual Spring Academy on American Culture, Economics, Geography, History, Literature, Politics, and Religion to be held from March 21-25, 2022.

The HCA Spring Academy provides 20 international Ph.D. students with the opportunity to present and thoroughly discuss their Ph.D. projects. Additionally, it offers workshops held by visiting scholars. 

We encourage applications that range broadly across the arts, humanities, and social sciences and pursue an interdisciplinary approach. Participants can present papers on any subject relating to the study of the United States of America. Possible topics include American identity, issues of ethnicity, gender, transatlantic relations, U.S. domestic and foreign policy, economics, and various aspects of American history, literature, religion, geography, law, musicology, and culture. The accepted projects will be arranged into ten panel groups.

Participants are requested to prepare a 20-minute presentation of their research project, which will be followed by a 40-minute discussion. 

The Spring Academy aims to create a congenial atmosphere for scholarly exchange in order to inspire future collaborations and foster networking opportunities for participants. 

The Heidelberg Center for American Studies is prepared to provide accommodation during the conference week. 

Thanks to a small travel fund, the Spring Academy can subsidize travel expenses for participants registered and residing in developing and soft-currency countries. Applicants for the travel fund must document the necessity for financial aid and explain how they plan to cover any potentially remaining expenses. Additionally, a letter of recommendation from their doctoral advisor is required.

Due to the ongoing pandemic the HCA reserves the right to adapt the conference structure and host the event online or in a hybrid format if necessary.

Start of Application Process:                         September 30, 2021

Deadline for applications:                                November 15, 2021

Selections will be made by:                               January 2022

Get in touch via email:                                         springacademy@hca.uni-heidelberg.de

Contact info: Julia Patricia Nohle
Spring Academy Organizing Team
Heidelberg Center for American Studies (HCA)
Curt und Heidemarie Engelhorn Palais
Hauptstr. 120
69117 Heidelberg

Contact Email: jnohle@hca.uni-heidelberg.de

URL: https://www.hca.uni-heidelberg.de/spring/applicationspring_en.html

Invitation Roundtable Series Women and Empire: Indigeneity

Harvard Graduate Conference on International History

March 27, 2-4PM Eastern Time

Please join the Con-IH 2021 Coordinating Committee for our Spring 2021 virtual roundtable series on Gender and Empire. Please see more information below on our next roundtable, Indigeneity, taking place March 27, 2-4PM Eastern.

Shannon Pōmaikaʻi Hennessey (University of Hawai’i at Mānoa), “When Loving You Meant Loving America: Interracial Sex, Marriage, Family, and Hawaiʻi’s Statehood

Alison Russell (UM Amherst), “The Posterity of Cherokee Women”: Exploring Cherokee Women’s Place in the Constitution of 1827”

Michael Kirkpatrick Miller (Cornell), “Religion and Masculinity in Maluku”  

Commentators: Dr. Maile Arvin (University of Utah), PhD/JD Student Sarah Sadlier (Harvard), and Dr. Veronika Kusumaryati(Georgetown)

Register in advance for Panel 4:

https://harvard.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJAsce2tqT4qGdXX3MEmuxpSs-IRRAAXun-_

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.Contact Info: 

Catey Boyle, PhD Candidate in History, Harvard University

Co-facilitator, Harvard Graduate Student Conference in International History (Con IH): Gender and Empire, Spring 2021Contact Email: cfboyle@g.harvard.eduURL: https://conih.fas.harvard.edu/

Job: Post Doctorate Research Associate

University of Liverpool

Centre for the Study of International Slavery

Postdoctoral Research Associate (0.6 fte) – Grade 7

Humanities & Social Sciences

025379

£34,805 – £40,322 pa (pro rata)

Closing date: 06-Apr-2021 23:30


The Centre for the Study for International Slavery is seeking to appoint a Postdoctoral Research Associate as Programme Manager to support its ambitious programme of events, networks and grants which are delivered locally, nationally and internationally. You will be responsible for coordinating communication, funding opportunities and events, while also supporting the strategic development of a Delivery Plan for the Centre. You will report to the University of Liverpool Co-Director of CSIS with support from the Faculty Research and Impact Team as well as a wider network of professional services support from the Research Partnerships and Innovation Directorate. There may be opportunity for the advertised FTE to be increased as the programme develops. The post is available on a fixed term basis, for 3 years.


Closing date 6 April 21 at 23:30

PhD Seminar in American History and American Studies

by Dario Fazzi

From H-Atlantic, March 8 2021

 Call for Papers

Date: April 23, 2021

Location: Netherlands

Subject Fields: American History / Studies

The Roosevelt Institute for American Studies (RIAS) is a leading research centre and graduate school, partnered with Leiden University, dedicated to the study of American history, politics, and society. Since 2003, the Institute has organized regular seminars for doctoral students pursuing research in its areas of interest.

The RIAS will host its next PhD seminar on 10-11 June 2021. Given current circumstances, we expect that this seminar will take place online. We kindly invite applications from current doctoral candidates whose research covers any aspect of U.S. culture, media, society, politics, or foreign relations, current or historical. We welcome proposals for research papers (e.g. a dissertation chapter), or for papers that give an overview of the project in its entirety. Participants will present their paper and contextualize it within their research project in 15 minutes.

Each presentation is followed by a group discussion of approximately 45 minutes. We’ve found that this format provides extensive opportunities for feedback. Applicants are invited to submit their proposals, consisting of a 300-word abstract and a CV, no later than Friday 23 April 2021. These should be addressed to the seminar coordinators, Dr. Dario Fazzi and Dr. Cees Heere and sent to info@roosevelt.nl. In order to support a culture of diversity and inclusion, we strongly encourage proposals from students that reflect the diversity of our field in terms of gender, ethnicity, and disability. Participants will be expected to have a paper (approximately 6,000 words) ready for precirculation by Monday 24 May, 2021.

For any further information, please consult our website at www.roosevelt.nl, or contact the seminar coordinators, at the above addresses.

Contact Info: Dario Fazzi, Roosevelt Institute for American Studies

Contact Email: d.fazzi@roosevelt.nl

URL: https://www.roosevelt.nl/staff/dario-fazzi