Henry B. Lovejoy Photo
Assistant Professor
Africa
303-492-8170

Hellems Building, Room 352

(Ph.D. University of California, Los Angeles)

Curriculum Vitae

Professor Lovejoy is an Assistant Professor at the University of Colorado, Boulder. He specializes in the history of Africa and the African Diaspora in the Atlantic World. His biography, Prieto:  in Colonial Cuba during the Age of Revolutions, will be released with the University of North Carolina Press in the fall of 2018. In advancing methods in Digital History, he created Liberated Africans (liberatedafricans.org), experiments with Historical GIS, and received the National Endowment for the Humanities and Andrew J. Mellon Foundation fellowship for digital publication. He has also won awards from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, The Hutchins Center for African and African American Research at Harvard University, Fulbright-Hays, among others.

Reading List

 

Digital History

Jeffrey Shnapp, “A Short Guide to the Digital Humanities,” Digital_Humanities, (2012).

Nancy Maron, “The Digital Humanities Are Alive and Well and Blooming: Now What?Educause Review, (2015).

Douglas Seefeldt and William G. Thomas, “What is Digital History?” Perspectives on History, May 2009.

Gosia Stergios, “A Review of Selected Digital Humanities Centers and Initiatives,” Darth (March 2016).

 

Liberated Africans

Anderson, Richard, et al., “Origins of Captives in the Transatlantic Slave Trade: Crowd-Sourcing and the Registers of Liberated Africans, 1808-1862,” History in Africa, 40 (2013): 165–191.

Leslie Bethell, “The Mixed Commission for the Suppression of the Transatlantic Slave Trade in the Nineteenth Century,” Journal of African History, 7 (1966): 79–93.

Domingues da Silva, Daniel, et al., “The Diaspora of Africans Liberated from Slave Ships in the Nineteenth Century,” Journal of African History, 55 (2014): 347–369.

Lovejoy, Henry B., “The Registers of Liberated Africans of the Havana Slave Trade Commission: Implementation and Policy, 1824-1841, Slavery & Abolition, 37 (2016): 23–44.

Lovejoy, Henry B., “The Registers of Liberated Africans of the Havana Slave Trade Commission: Transcription Methodology and Statistical Analysis. African Economic History, 38 (2010): 107–136.

Nwokeji, G. U., and David Eltis, “The Roots of the African Diaspora: Methodological Considerations in the Analysis of Names in the Liberated African Registers of Sierra Leone and Havana. History in Africa, 29 (2002): 365–379.

 

West Africa Historical GIS

Folayan, K., “Egbado to 1832: The Birth of a Dilemma,” Journal of the Historical Society of Nigeria 4 (1967): 15–33.

Law, R. “The Chronology of the Yoruba Wars of the Early Nineteenth Century: A Reconsideration,” Journal of the Historical Society of Nigeria 5 (1970): 211–222.

Lovejoy, Henry B., “Redrawing Historical Maps of the Bight of Benin Hinterland, c. 1780. Canadian Journal of African Studies 47 (2013): 443–463.

Lovejoy, Henry B., et al., “Probabilities of Individual Migration in the African Diaspora: The Ẹgbá Crisis and Ìlọrin Emirate, 1824-1830,” unpublished report, 2017.