The Association for African American Historical Research and Preservation (AAAHRP) will hold its 2009 history conference in Seattle, Washington on Saturday, March 21, and Sunday, March 22, 2009.
AAAHRP is now accepting proposals for individual papers, panels, original documentaries, and workshops for its 2009 Biennial Black History Conference. Scholars, historians, genealogists, librarians, archivists, published 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, and 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.
Unheralded men and women, including American expatriates and female historians, "lost" in historical accounts are of special interest to AAAHRP.
In addition, AAAHRP desires proposals that illuminate the history of Africans in Europe, Canada, Mexico, the Caribbean, Central America, and South America. AAAHRP is particularly interested in papers and panels regarding interaction with Africans and the Carib and Arawak Indians of the Caribbean, and in presentations that shed light on the African influence in Mexico.
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.
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.
The submission deadline is October 31, 2008. If you are not ready to submit a proposal at this time, but plan to submit one before the deadline, please let us know. For additional conference details and inquiries, please contact AAAHRP2009Conference@comcast.net.
If you are interested in being a session chair, please provide your name, affiliation, brief bio and research interest(s), mailing address, country, contact phone number, and e-mail address to AAAHRP2009Conference@comcast.net.
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.
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