The Graduate Association for African-American History (GAAAH) at the University of Memphis invites graduate students at all levels to submit proposals for its Seventh Annual Graduate History Conference to be held September 29-30, 2005 in Memphis, Tennessee. The theme of this year’s conference is Southern Black Rural and Urban Communities. We welcome the submission of individual papers, complete sessions, workshops, and roundtables on all topics relating to the scholarship and teaching of the history of African-Americans across a range of time periods and contexts. We hope to elicit the participation of graduate students who represent a broad range of disciplinary and methodological approaches.
Individual paper proposals should include a 300-word abstract; author contact information, including a paper title; postal address and e-mail address; and a one page cv. The organizers of complete sessions should send, in a single submission, abstracts and cvs for each of the paper presenters; cvs for the session chair and commentator; and a 200-word description of the session. All submissions should include contact information for all participants. Please list audio-visual requirements, if any.
The submission deadline is May 31, 2005. All papers submitted will be considered for the “Memphis State Eight Best Paper” honor and monetary awards for first, second and third place prizes. Participants will be notified of acceptance by June 15, 2005 and completed papers must be received no later than July 15, 2003 to secure program placement. Please submit all proposals by mail to:
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