Call for Participating Fellows—Humanities Research Seminar
Valente Center for the Arts & Sciences, Bentley University
The Jeanne and Dan Valente Center for the Arts & Sciences at Bentley University invites faculty
and graduate students in greater Boston to become participating fellows in the Center’s first
annual Humanities Research Seminar. The seminar will hold monthly meetings on Friday
afternoons (2:00-4:00 p.m.) from September 2014 through April 2015 on Bentley’s campus in
Kenda Mutongi, Professor of History, Williams Colllege is in the preliminary stages of organizing on conference on the history of capitalism in Africa, to be held at Williams College, Williamstown, MA, in October of 2015. Professor Mutongi asks those interested to please send a short description of your proposed paper (no more than 100 words) as soon as possible in order to gauge interest and develop funding.
The workshop meets on Monday afternoons at 4:00 PM at the Law School in Lewis 214A.
Conference at Boston University, November 9-11, 2014
Conference organizers invite panels and individual papers that seek to make connections between the diverse historiographic subfields of the last several decades and the recent interest in the history of capitalism. In short, we seek a path forward from the “cultural turn” while honoring its complexity. Our starting clusters are:
Labour History – A Return to Politics?
The New York Times has publishedan article "Dirty Antebellum Secrets in Ivory Towers" illustrating the work at several universities that aims to bring to light the connections between higher education and slavery in American history, including he work of the