The European Race and Imagery Foundation (ERIF) Conference - Deadline Extended

The European Race and Imagery Foundation (ERIF) intends to host a conference in the Netherlands on Returning the Gaze: Blackface in Europe. The event will take place from November 7–9, 2014. Click here for the Call for Submissions.

Please note: Submissions are possible withing the next 8 days, until June 22.

The Biannual CAAR Conference in Liverpool is Coming up

Our biannual conference is approaching quickly. It will be held in Liverpool at Liverpool Hope University, UK, on June, 24-28, 2015. Click here for the Call for Papers. More information on the program and schedules t.b.a.

Hamburg Senate Does not Include Black Perspectives in Dealing with its Colonial Past

Hamburg's city council has recently begun to engage with the colonial past of the Northern Germany metropole. In presenting the main features of the planned concept of memorializing its colonial "heritage," it appears that the council does not aim to include the work and the perspectives by Black, Afro-German, and postcolonial initiatives and activist groups, who have long worked to make Hamburg's colonial past a topic of public debate. Please find a press release by the Initiative of Black People in Germany (ISD), Afrika-Bund Hamburg, Afrikarat-Nord, Arbeitskreis Hamburg Postkolonial, Arca – Afrikanisches Bildungszentrum Hamburg, and Zentralrat der afrikanischen Gemeinde in Deutschland here (in German).

Projects, Publications, Events

  • Institute for Black Atlantic Research (at the University of Central Lancashire, UK) launches their new website. Check it out at
  • CfP: Race, Gender, and Military Heroism in U.S. History: From World War I to 9/11. Goethe-University of Frankfurt, Frankfurt, Germany, March 20-21, 2015. Deadline: August 1, 2014. Click here.
  • Chicago Freedom Summer 2014. Click here for website and schedules.
  • CfP: Cultures of Resistance? Theories and Practices of Transgression in the Caribbean and its Diasporas at Bielefeld University, 22-24 January 2015. Proposal deadline: July 31, 2014. Click here.
  • CFP: Special issue of American Periodicals:  Black Periodical Studies. Guest editors Eric Gardner and Joycelyn Moody. Click here.
  • CAAR conference: The next CAAR conference will be held at Liverpool Hope University, UK, 24-28 June 2015. Program and schedules t.b.a.
  • Bremen Black Studies/University Library Bremen proudly announce that they have acquired "Black Europe - sounds and images of black people in Europe pre 1927." This exceptional collection - of which there are only 500 copies availabe wordwide - consists of 44 CDs and two books and is now available to students and researchers. Click here to view the collection and here for the catalogue of the university library Bremen. Click here for an interview with Rainer E. Lotz, who is the discographer of the collection (in German).
  • Useful Resource:'s list of documentary films that represent African American History. Click here.