“Black History: Full Disclosure”
The Association for African American Historical Research and Preservation (AAAHRP) is accepting proposals for individual papers, panels, original documentaries, and workshops for its 2009 Biennial Black History Conference. Scholars, professional and avocational historians, genealogists, librarians, archivists, authors, and graduate students from the United States and other countries are encouraged to submit proposals based on previously neglected
or unfamiliar black history and culture. Individuals engaged in the
preservation of black history at historic sites, museums, or history
societies are also encouraged to submit proposals.
The conference theme, "Black History: Full Disclosure," allows a wide range of topics including, but not limited to: economics, education, fine arts, imperialism, law, literature, local history, media, miscegenation, politics, religion, and women's movements. Proposals within the realm of the African Diaspora that include Africans in Europe, Canada, the Caribbean, Central America, or South America are of particular interest to the AAAHRP
Graduate students should indicate “Debut Paper” if it will be its first presentation at an academic conference. Debut papers may be grouped together at the conference, with prizes awarded based on comprehensiveness of research, presentation technique, adherence to time limits, and other factors. Authors of the first and second place selections will receive $200 and $100 respectively to help defray the costs of attending the conference.
Abstracts should not exceed 500 words, and must include the paper's
provisional title, the author's title and name, affiliation, mailing
address, country, contact phone number and e-mail address. The abstract should be sent with a short bio (300-word maximum) to
AAAHRP2009Conference@comcast.net. For workshop approval, submit details, including special requirements ( 300-word maximum); for original documentaries, provide short description (300-word maximum). All submissions must be in English. For additional conference details and inquiries, please contact AAAHRP2009Conference@comcast.net. The submission deadline is October 31, 2008.
One goal of AAAHRP conferences is to increase public awareness and
understanding of African American history so we expect a sizeable attendance at the conference from the public.
Information about AAAHRP's 2007 black history conference can be found at www.aaahrp.org/html/2007_conference_.html. Additional information can easily be found by searching for “AAAHRP” on the Internet.
Please note that the expenses of attending the AAAHRP 2009 Biennial Black History Conference (including travel, conference fee, and any other expenses) will be the responsibility of the participants.
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