Topics of exploration on power and place in the black historical experience might include: migration patterns across time and place, comparative models of Afro-Caribbean and North American slave resistance, rural and urban manifestations of black religion, gender and power in African American communities, modes of education in black-operated schools, the role of regionalism in black music, sexuality and power in black popular culture, urban black political ideology, transnational struggles for civil/labor rights, and black power on the international stage. Papers on a variety of other related topics that adhere to the conference theme are welcome.
Deadline: The deadline for proposals is Friday, November 13, 2009. Respond via email to firstname.lastname@example.org with your name, institution, title, email address, proposed paper title, a 150 word abstract, and curriculum vitae. Please put “Conference Proposal” in your subject line. The conference paper itself should have a historical focus and be a maximum of ten pages in length, not including endnotes and/or bibliography. Presentations will be limited to twenty minutes, inclusive of any time needed for audio-visual setup. Eligibility: Faculty and graduate students.
Robert H. Ferguson
Department of History
University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill
Photo: April 1943. Washington, D.C. “Pin boy at a bowling alley.” Nitrate negative by Esther Bubley for the Office of War Information.