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- The Irish Slaves: Slavery, indenture and Contract labor Among Irish Immigrants: Rhetta Akamatsu September 23, 2020
- Against the Grain: A Deep History of the Earliest States: James C. Scott September 23, 2020
- Njinga of Angola: Africa’s Warrior Queen: Linda M. Heywood September 23, 2020
- A Fistful of Shells: West Africa from the Rise of the Slave Trade to the Age of Revolution: Toby Green September 23, 2020
- Innovation Conversations | University of Oxford September 23, 2020
- Innovation Conversations: Written in Stone with Professor Jonathan Prag September 23, 2020
- Caribbean New Orleans: Empire, Race, and the Making of a Slave Society (Pub lished by the Omohundro Institute of Early American History and Culture and the Universi ty of North Carolina Press): Cécile Vidal September 22, 2020
- A History of West Central Africa to 1850 (New Approaches to African History): John K. Thornton September 22, 2020
- Will They Turn New Mexico Into Nuclear Waste Dump? (w/ Kevin Kamps) September 22, 2020
- Has The Media Learned Nothing from 2016? September 22, 2020
- New Frontline Documentary ‘The Choice 2020’ Looks At The Lives Of Donald Trump & Joe Biden September 22, 2020
- Top U.S. & World Headlines — September 21, 2020 September 21, 2020
- “A National Tragedy”: Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s Friend & “Favorite Client” Remembers the Legal Icon September 21, 2020
- “RBG”: Film Director Reflects on Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s Lifelong Fight for Gender Equity September 21, 2020
- Remembering RBG: Legal Giant’s Death Sparks Furious Fight in D.C. over Vacant Supreme Court Seat September 21, 2020
- Watch the US stall on climate change for 12 years September 21, 2020
- How America can leave fossil fuels behind, in one chart September 21, 2020
- Millions across the UK under tougher local lockdown restrictions | ITV News September 21, 2020
- UK chief scientists warn of 50,000 new infections every day without tougher restrictions – BBC News September 21, 2020
- Mary Evelyn Tucker and John Grim introduce ‘Thomas Berry, a Biography’ September 21, 2020
- NASA Sees High Temperatures, Wildfires, Sea Ice Minimum Extent in Warming Arctic September 21, 2020
- Dr. Mary Evelyn Tucker: ecology & religion September 21, 2020
- FORE Spotlights Series ~ Mary Evelyn Tucker & John Grim, 9.21.2020 September 21, 2020
- Noam Chomsky: The World Is at the Most Dangerous Moment in Human History September 21, 2020
- Lost Worlds: Braveheart’s Scotland and William Wallace (S1, E11) | Full Episode | History September 21, 2020
- Kiley Fellow Lecture: Seth Denizen, “Thinking Through Soil: Case Study from the Mezq uital Valley” September 21, 2020
- Snowden Reacts To Trump’s Remarks About A Potential Pardon | The 11th Hour | MSNBC September 21, 2020
- Bob Woodward Induced A Confession Of The Greatest Lie In American History Says Steve Schmidt | MSNBC September 21, 2020
- Fmr. CIA Director Brennan: ‘I Am More Worried Today Than I Ever Have Been Before’ | Deadline | MSNBC September 21, 2020
- Trump Accused Of Allegedly Eroding Trust In U.S. Institutions | MSNBC September 21, 2020
- Putin, the poisoning and Belarus: what’s really going on? | The Economist September 21, 2020
- Fleeing climate change — the real environmental disaster | DW Documentary September 21, 2020
- What is the Fourth Industrial Revolution? | CNBC Explains September 21, 2020
- What is the Fourth Industrial Revolution? September 21, 2020
- Whitty and Vallance to present data showing ‘trend in UK heading in wrong direction’ September 21, 2020
- (388) RBG – YouTube September 21, 2020
- Where to Invade Next September 21, 2020
- Requiem for the American Dream September 21, 2020
- Every Day, Trump and His Goons Chip Away at Our Democracy September 21, 2020
- Global Opening Moment September 21, 2020
- Capitalism will eat democracy — unless we speak up | Yanis Varoufakis September 21, 2020
- “The Social Dilemma:” Lies Spread 6x Faster Than Truth on Social Media | Amanpour and Company September 21, 2020
- Sen. Graham Flip-Flops On Filling SCOTUS Vacancy | Morning Joe | MSNBC September 21, 2020
- COVID’s Wake-up Call: Are Western Governments Failing Their People? | Amanpour and Company September 21, 2020
- Noam Chomsky – The Crimes of U.S. Presidents September 21, 2020
- Noam Chomsky on the new Trump era | UpFront special September 21, 2020
- Harvard Law School Professor Jody Freeman on the Green New Deal September 21, 2020
- Apocalyptic Images from the West Coast Wildfires | Amanpour and Company September 20, 2020
- As Fires Rage Across the West, Trump Bails Out Big Oil & Picks Climate Denier for Top Role at NOAA September 20, 2020
- Ignorance, Arrogance, Overshoot & Collapse: The Destructive Power of Enduing Myths In Collapsing Civilizations | EV & N 360 | CCTV September 20, 2020
Daily Archives: April 3, 2019
Tap or click on the picture below to see the ruined remains of the Fort on Kunta Kinteh Island, (formerly James Island) in The Gambia, West Africa.
[Copyright: Michel Du Chesne; Type: Spherical; Resolution: 4000×2000; Taken: 01/10/2008; Uploaded: 01/10/2008; Updated: 06/01/2019]
Tap or click on the 1732 map of James Island (below), to access a PDF file and magnify it to inspect its details.
[Reproduced from original print in the African Historical Graphics Archive]
Other maps from different periods have different details:
For a “drone’s-eye-areal-view” of the island see:
Published on Dec 5, 2017
Kunta Kinteh Island is a small island in the Gambia River which joins the Atlantic Ocean. Its location in the middle of the river made it a strategic place to control the waterway. Visited by explorers and merchants in their search for a sea route to India it became one of the first cultural exchange zones between Africa and Europe. By 1456 the Island had been acquired by Portugal from local rulers and the construction of a fort began.
View contemporary circumstances on the island by scanning in this QR code:
A generic depiction from the cartouche of an early Dutch map (1671) of the trading relationship between European merchant (holding the gold weight scale) and the populations of the Senegal and Gambia regions.
Nieuwe Paskaert, Van de Kust van GENEHOA Medeeen gedeelte van Gambia, beginnende and C. Blanco tot C. Verde, Met al Syn diep ten ende droogten dusver Naeukeurig op gestelt Met Prevelegie voor15 jaer, 1681, Cartographe: Johannes Van Keulen, Sr.
[Click image to view in Afriterra online library]
For further information see related exhibit link:
and related sources:
- Kunta Kinteh Island and Related Sites (UNESCO/NHK)
- Old Maps, Picks and Shovels: Steps Toward An Archaeology of the Atlantic Slave Trade
- Historical Cartography and the Archaeology of the Atlantic Trade | EV & N – 304 | CCRV
- Recalling Some Aspects of America’s Immigration Policies in Black History Month | EV & N – 238 – CCTV
- A Tribute to Henry Louis Gates, Jr. …a Cambridge~Global Living Legend
- Old Maps & New Narratives: Digitizing Historical Maps to Analyze New Dimensions of the Atlantic Trade
- The Globalization of Food Production and the Origins of Africa’s Food Crisis
- Castles and Dungeons on the Coasts and Islands: Retracing Some Steps in the Atlantic Trade
- The Atlantic Trade and Africa: The Portuguese, the Spanish & the Dutch – Part 1
- The Atlantic Trade and Africa: The Portuguese, the Spanish & the Dutch – Part 2
Some further references and notes on Kunta Kinteh Island
- Genehoa, 1671, Cartographer: Johannes Van Keulen, Sr.
- The Gambia River, 1732, John Leach. The Gambia River
- Plan of Iames Island in the Gambia, 1732, Thomas Astley, 1745
- Grundriss der Insel James oder Jacob auf der Gambra im 1732 (and) Nordostliche Aussichte des St. James Forts, Christian Friedrich van der Heiden, 1760.
Published on Dec 5, 2015
Chomsky on moral relativism, cultural relativism and innate moral values.
Apr 01, 2019
Meanwhile, voters in Slovakia elected their first woman president. Anti-corruption candidate and environmentalist Zuzana Caputova vowed to counter nationalist rhetoric. In 2016, she won the prestigious Goldman Environmental Prize for her fight to shut down a toxic waste dump in her hometown, earning her the nickname “Erin Brockovich of Slovakia.” The president holds a primarily ceremonial role in Slovakia but is charged with appointing the prime minister, among other duties.
Zuzana Caputova (center) with international environmental ELAW activists upon receiving the 2016 Goldman Environmental Prize in San Francisco for her fight against a toxic waste facility.
A group of University affiliates call for divestment from fossil fuels in front of Massachusetts Hall in February. Photo: Alexandra A. Chaidez
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- Divest Harvard
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- What’s Coming in Harvard’s “Heat Week” 2019? A New Season + New Students + a New Urgency + a New President = a New Divestment Policy?
- Sleepwalking Beyond the Point of No Return: Non-thought and Nonsense in High Places
- Harvard Divestment in Historical Perspective]
Members of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences called on University President Lawrence S. Bacow to lead a Faculty discussion on Harvard’s fossil fuel investments, citing “widespread, deep, and reasonable disagreement” with Bacow’s response to the issue.
Philosophy Professor Edward J. Hall raised the issue on behalf of nine professors during the Faculty’s monthly meeting Tuesday. The group asked Bacow to host an open forum or dedicate a portion of a Faculty meeting to the issue, and to include members of the Harvard Corporation — the University’s highest governing body — in the discussion.
“We are not in the first instance a mere corporation, where all substantive decisions are taken by managers,” Hall said. “We are a college, committed to open intellectual debate even on issues that might directly affect our own future.”
“It would, in our view, be ethically and intellectually irresponsible not to let Harvard’s response to this crisis be guided by serious and sustained community-wide discussion,” he added.
Bacow responded that he would be “happy” to fulfill the professors’ request and would see if he could include a member of the Corporation in the discussions. He did not commit to any changes in investment decisions.
The Faculty members’ demand comes amid renewed student-led calls for Bacow and the University’s investment arm, the Harvard Management Company, to withdraw controversial investments, including those in the fossil fuel industry and in companies tied to prisons. In recent months, students have delivered multiple petitions to Massachusetts Hall regarding divestment.
Published on Mar 29, 2019
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Sixteen-year-old Swedish student and environmental activist Greta Thunberg joined around 25,000 students in Berlin for the ‘Fridays for Future’ climate march on Friday.
Thunberg later addressed the crowd at the Brandenburg Gate expressing her disappointment with the older generation for a lack of action on the climate.
“When we say to them that we are worried about the future of our civilisation, they just pat on our heads saying: ‘Everything will be fine, don’t worry’. But we should worry.”
Thunberg emphasised the need for more concrete actions in salvaging the climate adding, “we still haven’t seen anything yet, this is only the beginning of the beginning, trust me.”
Thunberg who is planning to stay in Berlin until Sunday will also visit the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research. On Saturday she will be honoured with a Golden Camera (film and television award) in the German capital.
Thunberg, who has been demonstrating on Fridays since August 2018 under the motto “School strike for the climate” in front of the Swedish Parliament in Stockholm, is now well-known all over the world as she has inspired climate strikes globally. For her activities Greta has been nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize.