The Graduate Association for African-American History (GAAAH) at The University of Memphis invites graduate students at all levels to submit proposals for its Ninth Annual Graduate History Conference, to be held September 12-14, 2007 in Memphis, T
The Graduate Association for African-American History (GAAAH) at The University of Memphis invites graduate students at all levels to submit proposals for its Ninth Annual Graduate History Conference, to be held September 12-14, 2007 in Memphis, Tennessee. The theme of this year’s conference is “New Day in Babylon: Blacks and the Struggle for Liberation, 1945-1991.” 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 Africans and African Americans in Post World War Two society throughout the Diaspora. 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 1-3 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 for proposals is March 31, 2007. There is a twenty dollar ($20) entrance fee. All papers submitted will be considered for the “Memphis State Eight Best Paper Prize” which is voted on by University of Memphis professors and awarded to the conference’s best paper. The prize includes a monetary award. Second and third place papers to the conference will also be recognized. Participants will be notified of acceptance by May 15, 2007 and completed 10-12 page papers must be received no later than June 1, 2007 to secure program placement. Students are required to submit one copy of their proposal and 10-12 page paper via email in addition to sending hard copies in the mail. Please submit all proposals by mail to:
Shirletta J. Kinchen, University of Memphis, Department of History, 219 Mitchell Hall, Memphis, TN 38152.
Also, please submit all proposals by email to:
For questions, you also may call (901) 678-1744 or (901) 678-2515.
For more information contact: Dr. Arwin Smallwood (901) 678-3869
Shirletta J. Kinchen, University of Memphis, Department of History, 219 Mitchell Hall, Memphis, TN 38152. Phone: (901) 678-1744 Fax: (901) 678-2720 Email: email@example.com
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