On Thursday 14 January 2016 there will be an interesting conference on the global history of slavery at the Academy of Sciences and Literature in Mainz. Among other speakers Orlando Patterson will give an evening lecture on “Slavery: Ancient, Modern and Contemporary”.
For further information see http://www.adwmainz.de/fileadmin/adwmainz/veran16/2016_01_14_Antike_Sklaverei.pdf
This promising new project has been launched recently http://salamanca.adwmainz.de/index.php?id=1756&L=1 at the Academy of Sciences and Literature in Mainz. Apart from a digital edition of key texts the project is develloping a historical dictionary of the School of Salamanca’s juridical and political language, which will be very useful for scholars working on the history of humanitarianism and human rights.