Friday, March 4, 2016

Web Resource: Commodity Histories

"Commodity Histories," according to its founders,
is a public forum for research postings, news and information about the history of commodities. Our aim is to raise public awareness of the rich histories and cultures of Africa, Asia, the Caribbean and Latin America via their crucial role in the growing of crops and the production of commodities that have become an indispensable aspect of people’s daily lives throughout the world.
      The site contains a number of resources, under the rubric "Research Journeys." The project organizers are also maintaining a directory of scholars and others with an interest in various topics in commodity history, as well as links to other related projects; suggestions for contributions can be made through the site's contact form.
      "Commodity Histories" is organized by Sandip Hazareesingh from the Open University’s History Department, and Jon Curry-Machado. It has been produced by the Open University and made possible through funding support from the Arts and Humanities Research Council and the British Academy.