Online Resources

Scholarly conversations increasingly take place beyond the printed page. Below, I've gathered some important online resources—including blogs, e-journals, magazines, Tumblrs, and more—in the fields of African diaspora studies, American history and culture, and literary studies.


Black perspectives

Sponsored by the African American Intellectual History Society, Black Perspectives is the leading online platform for public scholarship on global black thought, history, and culture.

The junto

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.

African Diaspora, Ph.D.

A curated blog highlighting scholarship in the field of Atlantic African diaspora history. Run by Jessica Marie Johnson (JHU), along with Kidada Williams (Wayne State) and Ana-Lucia Araujo (Howard).

Public Books

Started by Sharon Marcus and Caitlin Zaloom, provides new online space for intellectual debates across a range of topics—including fiction, TV, film, technology, and the environment—as well as crowdsourced syllabi on contemporary politics.

Repeating Islands

News and commentary on Caribbean culture, literature, and the arts, including new books, journal issues, and conference calls for papers.


Online journal of the American Antiquarian Society, sponsors projects like Just Teach One: Early African American Print as well as roundtables on current scholarly debates in early American history and culture.

Medieval POC

Showcases works of art from European history that feature people of color, especially those dating from the fall of the Roman Empire until about 1650.

SX salon

Digital forum for innovative critical and creative explorations of Caribbean literature, broadly defined, sponsored by Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism and edited by Kelly Baker Josephs.

ARCADE: a digital salon

Hosted by Stanford University, this blog publishes a broad range of research in the humanities,  across languages, historical periods, and media.