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 in the Post World War II Society, 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 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, 2007. All papers submitted will be considered for the “Memphis State Eight Best Paper Prize,” which includes a monetary award, as well as other awards for second and third place papers. Participants will be notified of acceptance by June 3, 2007 and completed papers must be received no later than June 15, 2007 to secure program placement. Please submit all proposals by mail to:
Shirletta J. Kinchen, University of Memphis, Department of History, 147 Mitchell Hall, Memphis, TN 38152 For questions, you also may call (901) 678-1744 or (901) 678-2515.
For more information contact: Dr. Arwin Smallwood (901) 678-3869
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