UPenn CFP Listings — The best online database for calls-for-papers across all literary fields, updated weekly.
The Project on the History of Black Writing — Founded and directed by Professor Maryemma Graham at the University of Kentucky since 1983, the PHBW maintains a database of over 1,000 novels by African American writers and an active blog.
Francophone Slavery — A collection of research materials, online resources, and unpublished essays assembled by Doris Y. Kadish at the University of Georgia, one of the foremost experts on French colonial slavery.
North American Slave Narratives — A complete digitized library of autobiographies and biographies of North American slaves and ex-slaves from the beginnings to 1920, created and maintained by William L. Andrews (UNC-Chapel Hill). UNC Press has begun issuing some of these narratives as print and ebooks, available here.
O Say Can You See: Early Washington, DC, Law & Family — This project explores multigenerational black, white, and mixed family networks in early Washington, D.C., by collecting, digitizing, making accessible, and analyzing thousands of case files from the Circuit Court for the District of Columbia, Maryland state courts, and the U.S. Supreme Court. These include a rather large collection of slaves' petitions for freedom, which have been transcribed from archival originals.
Harriet Tubman Resource Centre on the African Diaspora — Supported by York University, the Tubman Resource Center houses the Studies in the History of the African Diaspora-Documents (SHADD), which publishes translations of rare manuscripts in Arabic, French, Portuguese, English, Spanish and other languages relevant to the history of the African diaspora.
Ecclesiastical and Secular Sources for Slave Societies — Administered by Vanderbilt University and directed by Jane Landers, the ESSSS project is dedicated to identifying, cataloguing, and digitally preserving endangered archival materials documenting the history of Africans and Afro-descended peoples in the Iberian colonies.
The Junto: A Group Blog on Early American History — The Junto is a group blog made up of junior early Americanists dedicated to providing content of general interest to other early Americanists and those interested in early American history, as well as a forum for discussion of relevant historical and academic topics.
Common-place — Features, reviews, and columns in this online journal speak to scholars, museum curators, teachers, hobbyists, and just about anyone interested in American history before 1900, embracing new scholarship, teaching, poetry, and exhibits that explore all aspects of America’s past and its many peoples.
Mixed Race Studies — A frequently-updated Wordpress blog including contemporary debates in ethnic studies, relevant news and features pieces, and recent academic work (published and unpublished) on critical race theory.
ARCADE: a digital salon — Based out of Stanford University, this innovative and collaborative platform offers an array of blogs, journals that seek to redefine their genre, videocasts and podcasts, and other features for scholars, students, and the public.
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture — A blog maintained by the Schomburg Center in New York City, arguably the premier research center and archival collection for African American studies.
Medieval POC — A tumblr blog that showcases historical representations of people of color, especially Africans, in European visual art from the fall of the Roman Empire to approximately 1650.
Robert Boice, Advice for New Faculty Members: Nihil Nimus (Pearson, 2000)
Karen Kelsy, The Professor Is In: The Essential Guide to Turning your Ph.D. into a Job (Three Rivers, 2015)
William Germano, From Dissertation to Book (UChicago, 2013)
Modern Language Association Report, "Data on Humanities Doctorate Recipients and Faculty Members by Race and Ethnicity"