HOUSTON'S BLACK HISTORY WORKSHOP
MARCH 14-16, 2002
The sixth workshop on the theme "Black Expressive Culture" will be held at the University of Houston, March 14-16, 2002.
Participants may explore any aspects of expressive culture, including dance, fashion, folklore, foodways, music, oral traditions, and religious expression, in any geographical area and time period.
Participation in the workshop is limited to senior graduate students, those who plan to defend their dissertation in the next year, and junior faculty members, those who have defended their dissertation in the last three years.
Proposals for papers, covering any aspect of the theme, should be no more than two pages. Proposals, plus a letter of recommendation from your dissertation advisor, should be received by October 16, 2001. Send submissions to
Richard Blackett and Linda Reed at address below.
Those selected to participate will be informed by November 1, 2001.
Participants are expected to submit their papers by February 15, 2002.
Papers should be substantial, somewhere in the region of 25 pages, including notes, and should aim to address issues raised in your dissertation. Whatever you do, do not submit a chapter from your dissertation. Copies of each paper will be sent to all members of the workshop by February 15, 2002.
The cost of travel and accommodations will be covered by the Workshop.
Participants will also be offered a modest honorarium of $200.
The Workshop is sponsored by the University of Houston's Department of
For further information write Richard Blackett (firstname.lastname@example.org)
"The University of Houston is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action
Institution. Minorities, women, veterans, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply."
Richard Blackett and Linda Reed
Department of History
University of Houston
Houston, TX 77204-3003
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