Dr. Stephanie Beswick: “African Systems of Slavery in Precolonial South Sudan”

“South Sudan is one of the world’s most remote regions and has been deemed a land with no history. Dr. Stephanie Beswick is the first formally trained historian for the precolonial history of this region. Of the five communities that Dr. Beswick will be discussing in her presentation will be the populous Nilotic Bari, Shilluk, … Read more

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Clio: Summer 2014

Bruce Geelhoed contributed a chapter  entitled “’Oh, she’s a rather rough war, boys, but she’s better than no war at all:’  The Meuse-Argonne Offensive and the Diarists of the Rainbow Division,”  in  Edward Lengel, editor, A Companion to the Meuse-Argonne Campaign, published in May, 2014 by Wiley-Blackwell.  The entry is chapter 12 of the edition, pp. … Read more

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Clio: Apr 29, 2014

  Dr. Stephanie Beswick is co-editor of The Road to the Two Sudans ( Newcastle-Upon-Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2014.) This collection of recent cutting-edge scholarship concerning the Sudan includes her own study, “The Role of Slavery in the rise and Fall of the Shilluk Kingdom,” pages 108-142. Dr. Sergei Zhuk wrote an article, which is based on the material from his new … Read more

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Clio: Oct 25, 2013

Dr. Nicole Etcheson’s latest contribution to the New York Times Disunion blog, “Making War on the Draft,” came out October 18, 2013. Dr. Nina Mjagkij, who serves as a scholarly adviser for the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture, attended an Exhibition Content Review Meeting of the museum’s inaugural exhibit, titled “Making a Way out … Read more

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