From Jean-François Niort in Guadeloupe, this call for papers (in French) for what looks to be a very important conference in March 2015 on the law of slavery and the slave trade; proposals due by October 30, 2014.
A shout out to Dominique Rogers and Myriam Cottias for coordinating the just-released, massive new database on the laws of slavery and the slave trade, as part of the EURESCL initiative. I have only fiddled with it briefly thus far, but it looks most impressive: a wide-ranging collection of statutory texts (with some “decisional” law bearing on the French colonies primarily, it seems — I was not able to see yet if there is case law from the Anglo-American jurisdictions). Thank you Dominique Rogers and Myriam Cottias!
Here is a recent interview with “Faculti” on my book The Old Regime and the Haitian Revolution: