Atlantic World

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We invite graduate students and colleagues to draw on our list of AW Research Resources below.  We have also provided a list of national AW programs for your information. Enjoy!

Research Resources


African-American Religion: A Documentary History Project: Atlantic World at Amherst College
Afro-Louisiana History and Genealogy by Gwendolyn Midlo Hall
American Journeys: Eyewitness Accounts of Early American Exploration a Settlement: A Digital Library and Learning Center
The Atlantic Slave Trade and Slave Life in the Americas: A Visual Record
The Avalon Project: Documents in Law, History, and Diplomacy
Digital Archaeological Archive of Comparative Slavery at Monticello
Ecclesiastical Sources in Slave Societies at Vanderbilt
Gale Digital Collections Catalog of digitally formatted historical content related to Atlantic Studies
H-Net Atlantic history discussion
Jamestown in the Atlantic World, sponsored by Virginia Tech, UVA, Jamestown, and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation 
Omohundro Institute of Early American History and Culture
Slave Biographies: Atlantic Database Network
Somerset Plantation


The Atlantic World: America and the Netherlands, part of the Library of Congress Global Gateway Project, in collaboration with the National Library of the Netherlands
The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens
The John Carter Brown Library, An Institution for Advanced Research in History and the Humanities at Brown University
Moorland-Spingarn Research Center at Howard University, documenting the history and culture of peoples of African descent
The Newberry Library, a research library for Western Europe and the Americas in Chicago
Special Collections at East Carolina University's J.Y. Joyner Library


Atlantic Studies Journal
Colonial Latin American Historical Review
International Journal of Maritime History
Journal of Colonialism and Colonial History
Moving Worlds: A Journal of Transcultural Writings from the University of Leeds with Nanyang Technological University
Symbiosis: A Journal of Anglo-American Literary Relations and Transatlantic Studies

Seminars and Events

Africa Conference at the University of Texas at Austin
Atlantic World Lunchtime Colloquia at UNC-Greensboro
Eric Williams Memorial Lecture Series at Florida International University
International Seminar on the History of the Atlantic World, 1500—1825 at Harvard University

Research Centers and Associations

The African Diaspora and the Atlantic World Research Circle, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Atlantic World Research Network at theUniversity of North Carolina at Greensboro
The Atlantic World Workshop at NYU
The Center for African American History at Northwestern University
Forum on European Expansion and Global Interaction (FEEGI), an affiliated organization of the American Historical Association
Haiti Lab at the John Hope Franklin Humanities Institute at Duke University
The Harriet Tubman Institute for Research on the Global Migrations of African Peoples at York University
Harvard Atlantic Seminar
Institute for Research on the African Diaspora in the Americas and the Caribbean at the City University of New York
The Program in the Carolina Lowcountry & Atlantic World at the College of Charleston
Transatlantic Studies Project at Brown University, Department of Hispanic Studies