Slavery Archive

The #Slaveryarchive book club invites you to discuss newly published books on slavery and the Afro-Atlantic world.

#Slaveryarchive Book Club

Thank you all who made the Book Club a success in our two-year run 2020–2022!

We are now taking a break.

We thank in particular our wonderful guests for generously sharing with our community your work and insights. We invite you to visit our archive on YouTube to listen to any of the past two years’ events.

Sessions of YEAR 1 from July 1, 2020 to June 2, 2021.

Sessions of YEAR 2 from June 30, 2021 to December 8, 2021.

The #Slaveryarchive book club is an online initiative put together by scholars Ana Lucia Araujo (Howard University), Jessica Johnson (Johns Hopkins University), Vanessa Holden (University of Kentucky), and Alex Gil (Columbia University) to discuss newly published books on slavery and the Afro-Atlantic world. These hard times force us to stay physically apart but encourage us to create digital connections. In many ways digital meetings are more inclusive as readers and authors across the globe can connect without the usual financial and time barriers that separate us.

How can I attend? Get the book prior to each session, read it, register to attend the meeting on Zoom (check below each meeting for registration links) or watch the sessions live or whenever you want on the #Slaveryarchive book club channel on Youtube. Please note that if you choose to attend on Zoom, each meeting requires a new registration.

How do the meetings work? Authors or editors make a short presentation of their respective books. Attendants can ask questions and provide comments if they wish. If you attend on Zoom you will ask questions orally by first raising your hand (tool of the bottom of the Zoom screen). Please note that you are being broadcast on Youtube and the video will remain there. If you attend on Youtube live, you can type your questions in the chat box and we will read the questions to the author.

Meetings are held on Wednesdays once or twice a month from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM. Authors based in Europe or Africa present on Saturdays from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM. All meetings are held at EST time United States and Canada.