Sick of corruption, Haiti looks back to its revolutionary hero for hope

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Haiti protests summon spirit of the Haitian Revolution to condemn a president tainted by scandal

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The MUPANAH acquires 4 rare manuscripts on Toussaint Louverture, via Haiti Libre


Julia Gaffield, Jennifer Palmer, and Patrick Tardieu receive Omohundro Institute Lapidus Digital Collections Fellowship, featured in Le Nouvelliste (Haiti)Screen Shot 2019-02-07 at 9.08.43 AM

Julia Gaffield featured in a Member Spotlight in AHA Today from the American Historical Association

Describe your career path. What led you to where you are today? I enrolled at the University of Toronto in 2002 in the phys ed program and I played on the basketball team; I wanted to be a physical therapist. I quickly realized that I had no interest in anatomy, but I was fascinated by my history elective because it focused on analyzing primary sources. I switched majors. Read More–>

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Julia Gaffield Receives 2018 ACLS Fellowship

Julia Gaffield, assistant professor of history, has won the American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS) Fellowship for her project titled, The Abandoned Faithful: Sovereignty, Diplomacy, and Religious Dominion in the Aftermath of the Haitian Revolution. Read More–>

Julia Gaffield interviewed by Reena Goldthree, for Black Perspectives, The African American Intellectual History Society Blog, October 10, 2016.

Reena Goldthree (RG): Haitian Connections in the Atlantic World chronicles how Haitian officials constructed diplomatic, commercial, and military ties with foreign governments and merchants in the early nineteenth century. Your book joins a remarkably rich body of scholarship on the Haitian Revolution and on Haiti’s place in the Atlantic World. Read More–>

Discovering the Declaration

Damien Cave, “Haiti’s Founding Document Found in London,” The New York Times, 1 April 2010.

Siri Agrell, “Grad student uncovers Haiti’s Declaration of Independence,” The Globe and Mail, 1 April 2010.

Rediscovering Haiti’s Declaration of Independence,” Duke University.

The Rachel Maddow Show, April 1, 2010

Interview with Marco Werman on PRI’s “The World” from BBC, PRI, and WGBH, 1 April 2010.

Interview with Carol Off and Barbara Budd on “As it Happens” on CBC Radio 1, 1 April 2010, (part one).

Interview with Frank Stasio, “Discovering Haiti’s Declaration of Independence,” The State of Things, North Carolina Public Radio. August 2010.