|Oxford University Press and the W.E.B. Du Bois Institute for African and African American Research at Harvard University are pleased to announce a call for contributors to the Dictionary of Caribbean and Afro-Latin American Biography (DCALAB). We hope to enlist the broad community of scholars in Latin American, Caribbean, and African Diaspora studies as we complete this major and unprecedented research project.
Launched in 2012, the DCALAB follows in the tradition of the award winning African American National Biography (OUP, 2008) and Dictionary of African Biography (OUP, 2011), and with them will constitute the largest biographical dictionary of the African diaspora to date.
The Editors-in-Chief of the project are Henry Louis Gates, Jr., Director of the W.E.B. Du Bois Institute for African and African American Research at Harvard University, and Franklin W. Knight, Leonard and Helen R. Stulman Professor of History at Johns Hopkins. Professors Gates and Knight will be assisted by 15 leading academics with expertise in the distinct national and regional histories of the Caribbean and Latin America.
The initial print edition of the DCALAB, scheduled for publication in 2014 will include 2,000 entries in six volumes. We have assigned more than 800 entries to 350 scholars and a further 200 entries are invited pending acceptance as of February 2013.
We encourage members of the Latin American, Caribbean, and African Diaspora Studies communities to consult our list of 1000 available entries and to indicate those you are interested in writing. The list is arranged by country on our website and will be updated regularly.
All entries must be submitted by December 1, 2013, at the latest. Entries range from 500-2500 words and come with an honorarium of 10 cents per word (in OUP product) or 5 cents per word by check. We encourage those scholars submitting in a language other than English to include a translation into English, if possible
Please submit an academic resume and a brief (5-page) writing sample to firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in applying for an entry. All assignments will be at the discretion of the editors.
Steven Niven, Executive Editor, Dictionary of Caribbean and Afro-Latin American Biography,
Jenny Keegan, Assistant Editor, Dictionary of Caribbean and Afro-Latin American Biography,
|Steven Niven, Executive Editor,
Dictionary of Caribbean and Afro-Latin American Biography,
W.E.B. Du Bois Institute for African & African American Research, Harvard University